For there to be racial justice in America much work is needed within the white discussion. Please join the Dominican Sisters of Houston for a
Join us on Sunday, November 5th for a viewing of the film, Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War. This event is sponsored by Transition Houston, the Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 350.org. Contributions are welcome and will benefit Houston Peace News.
It will be shown at St.Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1800 Sul Ross, Sunday Nov. 5 at 7Pm.(Doors open at 6:30P)
An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” a national effort to provide alternatives to the media driven consumerism of “Black Friday.” This also offers the community an opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.
The Center for the Healing of Racism will present a screening of the film “From Swastika to Jim Crow” on Thursday, November 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at 3412 Crawford St., Houston, 77004. The one-hour documentary tells the little known story of German Jewish professors who, expelled from their homeland by the Nazis, found new lives and careers at all-Black colleges and universities in the South. The film uncovers a remarkable moment in U.S. history while offering a fresh perspective on the complex history of race relations in the United States. The screening will be followed by a discussion.
The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,
2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:
Affirmation & Self Esteem
Communication & Cooperation
Creative Conflict Resolution
On the Oscar short list for this year’s Best Documentary Feature!
Agnès Varda, who turned 89 in May 2017 and received an honorary Academy Award the following November, is one of the leading figures of the French New Wave. She codirects this enchanting documentary/road movie with acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. In Faces Places, they travel together around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck—meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves. Faces Places records the heartwarming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendships created along the way.
“Magnificently moving, funny, and altogether wonderful! Agnès Varda and JR are a screen duo for the ages!” —indiewire.com
Step Up to the Challenge and join us at the Fight For Air Climb. When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb 48 floors, 1,062 step to the top of The First City Tower. Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, as a part of a healthy lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment as you reach the top of the building and the height of your fundraising potential. Every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.
The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, an intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which individuals can begin to counter the affects of racism on their lives and become empowered to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each other.
Dialogue: Racism will be offered on Eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, Feb. 14 through April 4, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Houston Baha’i Center, 2419 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002. The series is free and open to the public (first 50 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged. Registration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (713) 520-8226. Free parking is available at the Houston Baha’i Center.