The 7th Annual VegFest Houston is moving to a huge new home at Minute Maid Park! Our Vegan Festival features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, ‘Kids Zone’ Makerspace with crafts, vegan food & fitness demos, our popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, free product samples, like-minded community booths and green businesses, plus raffle prize giveaways. Join us we make history again on Saturday, July 13, 2019!
Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center for our Quarterly Board Meeting. Organizational members are asked to send a representative to each Quarterly Board Meeting. Individual members are always welcome to attend. We will be discussing our 2018 plans for activism towards peace and justice in the areas of peace and family education, foreign and military policy, environmental justice, economic justice, and human rights and criminal justice. We also welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!
“How to create Community-run Cooperatives that result in Universal Health Care.” Ed Barr hosts the Ideas Club for Humanists of Houston (www.meetup.com/humanism-177/events/jmrcrpyzhbpb/) at Bayland Community Center. Sat. May 11, Don McCormick, founding CEO of the nonprofits TBT.com and PPC (Patient/Physician Cooperatives based in Houston), will address medical economics, and how to build member-owned Cooperatives around existing clinics and hospitals working with PPC to cut health care costs in half.
Free and open to the public; Amnesty International Houston, local 23, welcomes guest speaker Sri Preston Kulkarni. He will be speaking on the issue of immigration.
The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to learn about the Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a new carbon offset program for our region of Texas. As Jim Blackburn, Rice professor and member of the board of directors for TCX will explain, the TCX is designed both as a land conservation tool and a means to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Find out how you/your house of worship can support local land conservation as a buyer of carbon offsets! Or, learn how you/your house of worship can sell carbon storage on your land!
This event is a opportunity for Autism Awareness.It is also a platform for the families with autistic children to tell their story.
Weight loss and Wellness Summit – learn from breakout sessions provided by doctors, registered dietitian, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, health coach, and food for life instructor. Our inspiring Keynote Speaker is Josh Lajaunie who will share tips and tricks from his journey of going from 420 lbs to ultra marathon runner.
The We Are Girls Conferences, produced by Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) are held in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas annually and are designed especially for thousands of 3rd – 8th-grade girls and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power. The 2018-2019 theme is “Ignite Her Power.” Leadership positions are available for high school girls. Tickets cost $30 per person and 50% of attendees receive scholarships.
Between 1976 and 2016, the U.S. executed more than 1,400 people. The mothers of many of the condemned men and women testified at trial, pleading for the lives of their children. The intense grief these women feel is unacknowledged by society. Each of these mothers has a story to tell. This film presents just a few.
Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to come together to care for our shared environment in celebration of Faith Climate Action Week during Earth Month. We will mulch around trees & remove trash at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, 5300 Dryad in Houston. Tools/supplies will be provided.