As the fight to heal racism continues, so does the need to bring greater justice and equality to all. The Center for the Healing of Racism is proud to present this conversation, led by three of Houston’s most dedicated social justice advocates.
In 2014, Ai Weiwei, the renowned Chinese artist and activist, assisted by curator and filmmaker Cheryl Haines, transformed the former penitentiary
on Alcatraz Island into an astonishing exhibition of socially engaged art, focusing on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. Visitors were invited to send postcards to prisoners in the exhibition. Several of the formerly imprisoned activists, including Chelsea Manning, speak about the impact of receiving those messages of hope.
Chronicling Georgia’s U.S. Representative John Lewis’s 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights,
gun control, health-care reform, and immigration, this new documentary explores his Alabama childhood with his family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and also includes interviews with political leaders and Congressional colleagues.
In support of Trae The Truth to uplift George Floyd we continue to demand accountability for Black lives in Houston and across the country.
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Seeing Red recounts the experiences of ordinary Americans who joined the Communist Party, and the high price many of them paid during the Red Scare in the 1950s. Compiled from more than 400 interviews with former and current Party members, the film delivers an engaging, funny, and human portrait of 50 years of activism. Iconic folk singer Pete Seeger and a dozen other members share personal stories that take on a special resonance today.
Join Norwegian Herman Reksten as he shares his experiences as captain of the fishing vessel Al Awda which was intercepted and boarded in international waters and taken to Israel on July 29, 2018. This was his third attempt at breaking the blockade of Gaza even though he is not quite 30 years old. Get a feel for life on a boat trying to break the over 10 year old Gaza blockade!
Learn about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated. Come out and learn about 2nd amendment rights, 4th amendment rights, how to file a grievance against law enforcement, record expungement opportunities, courtroom procedures, and more!
Imprisoning a Generation is a 50-minute documentary film that follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned in the Israeli military detention system and prosecuted in Israeli military courts. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, combine to form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls.
The Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) in collaboration with University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work invite you to attend a day of perspective with Patrisse Marie Cullors.
Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, educator, public speaker, social activist, New York Times best-selling author, and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter. A Los Angeles native, she is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and founder of grassroots, Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now.