Author of World Peace Diet and internationally acclaimed speaker, Dr. Will Tuttle will conduct a workshop on veganism and spirituality at OSO Yoga on Mar. 23rd. Optional yoga class from 9-9:50 AM, followed by workshop from 10-12 Noon. Optional lunch with Dr. Tuttle afterwards.
Change in Washington starts with you.
Please join FCNL for an advocacy workshop:
-Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations
-Drive the media coverage you want to see
-Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network
-Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.
This fun, FREE event is part theater, part auction – and all help for hurricane victims. You’ll laugh, you’ll feel hope, you’ll experience the world class comedy of Ted & Co TheaterWorks…
Come prepared to laugh out loud, to bid on auction items (part of the performance), and to lend your support to a cause close to all our hearts: All funds raised will benefit the work of Mennonite Disaster Service restoring homes and hope for those affected by natural disaster. MDS is currently working in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, helping those affected by the 2017 hurricanes.
Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Celebration
10 am – 5 pm
Hosts: City of Houston and Emancipation Park Conservancy
Location: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004
EMANCIPATION PARK opened in the Third Ward in 1872, on a plot of land purchased for $800 by a group of former slaves. The opening took place nine years after president Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and seven years after slaves were formally freed in Texas.
DIVINE PROVIDENCE AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY
DR. MAHMOUD EL-GAMAL – BAKER INSTITUTE RICE FACULTY SCHOLAR
RABBI STEVEN MORGEN – CONGREGATION BETH YESHURUN
Join the Houston Communist Party for our monthly meeting!
Attending our monthly meeting is one of the best ways to stay informed on the political struggle. This month’s agenda TBA. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
We look forward to seeing everyone. If you’ve never attended one of our meetings, there’s never been a better time to join us! All who are interested in the Houston Communist Party are welcome to attend. There is plenty of street parking – if you are in need of transportation, please let us know. Accessible venue.
Join us for a week of compassionate action and education to celebrate and cultivate Houston’s compassionate culture!
Please go to http://compassionatehouston.org/cw2018/ for more info.
Here in the middle of Congressional primaries and election season, the University of St. Thomas sits within a mile of four different Congressional Districts. This Town Hall meeting will provide an opportunity for voters and perhaps even a few candidates to listen to a range of viewpoints on Foreign Policy issues.
A panel of foreign policy experts, practitioners, and citizen activists representing a wide range of viewpoints will discuss and take questions and comments from the public covering all manner
of Foreign Policy challenges which face our country today.
“When people in a democracy are not educated in the art of living — to strengthen their conscience, compassion, and ability to question and think critically — they can be easily manipulated by fear and propaganda. A democracy is only as wise as its citizens, and a democracy of ignorant citizens can be as dangerous as a dictatorship.”
The arts play an important connecting role in society in ways that other sectors cannot. Artists can move through a variety of environments using music, performance, visual arts and other media to address difficult topics, challenge cultural stigmas, bring diverse people together, and provoke new ways of thinking that can lead to powerful social and political changes. In a time of censorship, political bullying, and polarization between people, where do the arts stand today, locally and nationally? What is the role of the arts as commentator and catalyst for social justice? And what is the responsibility of cultural institutions and patrons for preserving the arts as a voice for the public?
In partnership with Houston Grand Opera and in conjunction with their initiative Seeking the Human Spirit, join the Rothko Chapel for a conversation exploring arts and activism in society today from the perspectives of the artist, cultural institution and funder.
The conversation participants include Peter Sellars, renowned opera and theater director and professor at UCLA; Debbie McNulty, Director of Mayor Turner’s Office of Cultural Affairs; and Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera; moderated by the Rothko Chapel’s Executive Director David Leslie.