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A Celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday

Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism on Monday, January 18, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 PM as two extraordinary women discuss internalizing Dr. King’s messages of hope and healing. A facilitated dialogue will follow the discussion. Dee Gardner, founder of Gardner Counseling Services, is a licensed psychotherapist, speaker, educator, workshop facilitator, trauma treatment consultant …

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“Did They Really Just Say That?”

Have you ever wondered how to respond to that totally inappropriate racial, ethnic or homophobic slur uttered by Aunt So-and-So or Mr. Whatchamacallit when you least expect it?  You gasp; you cringe.  But what do you say and how do you say it?

 
Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for “Did They Really Just Say That?”, a dialogue with a panel of veteran Center members about how to respond to racist comments made by friends, families and co-workers.

Fall 2019 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by trimming trees, mulching, and watering at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve in Houston.

This event is organized by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Congregation Brith Shalom, and the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy.

Mennonite Sale for World Peace

A celebration of the handmade and the unique, the practical and the beautiful, the Peace Sale takes tradition and gives it a few modern touches. Buy handmade treasures; bid on a quilt during the live auction; browse Ten Thousand Villages; drink Fair Trade coffee; feast on freshly prepared food, take home a shoo-fly pie – and know that you’re supporting peace and justice at home and abroad.

The Mennonite Sale for World Peace is a sale and auction in the tradition of Mennonite Relief Sales held annually across the United States and Canada.

Fall Festival / Halloween Carnival

Grace United Church of Christ will host the free neighborhood Fall Festival / Halloween Carnival. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with neighbors.  There will be games, candy and a cakewalk!

A Way Forward: Healing from Racism

The Center for Healing Racism is happy to invite you to the first conference on dismantling institutional racism.

While the Center has worked tirelessly for 30 years to help individuals heal from internalized racial conditioning, this conference will explore the systemic nature of racism in U.S. society; the ways in which the institutions in our country have created advantages and disadvantages for different groups of people. In bringing together a diverse group of communities, our goal is to begin developing strategies for achieving a more just and equitable society.

Conference participants will include academics, social justice activists, artists and advocates of equity and equality who will examine the educational, health care, nutritional, criminal justice and environmental systems of our society, with an eye towards dismantling institutional racism and fostering a community in which all can thrive.

As an affiliate of Houston Community College, we will also consider the impact of institutional racism on students, faculty and the community at large, presenting strategies for these groups to cope with the distress caused by systemic oppression, which can diminish cognitive “bandwidth” and interfere with performance at school, at work and in the world.

Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one’s emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC – Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.

Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one’s emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC – Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.