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A Resilient Future for All Rests on Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable

Join Kristen Schlemmer, Legal Director at Bayou City Waterkeeper, as she considers how disasters, while affecting large portions of the Houston population, impact the vulnerable more severely and why building resilience is critical.  Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri showed us that disasters increasingly affect large portions of our region’s population. While many of us …

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A Healthy Planet is a Prerequisite for Healthy People

Join Hyun-Min Hwang, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Sciences at Texas Southern University, as he discusses the links between people’s health, and the health of our planet. Our planet consists of four major components: lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (living things), and atmosphere (air). A healthy planet is a prerequisite for …

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Externalities in Action: Air Pollution, Public Health, and Environmental Justice in Houston

Join Paige Powell, Development Director at Air Alliance Houston, as she discusses the impacts of air pollution on physical health, quality of life, and economic prosperity. In her talk, Paige will consider: What is the “right” amount of air pollution for a healthy and prosperous society? What are the true costs of doing business measured …

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Being Healthy in a Toxifying World

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2021 is Healthy Planet = Healthy People = Healthy Economy.

Prayer to End Human Trafficking

Join the Dominican Sisters of Houston on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9am as they gather virtually for Prayer to End Human Trafficking.

The Structure of Racism

Please join the Dominican Sisters of Houston and the Center for the Healing of Racism on Saturday, October 10, 2020, 1-3 PM, for “The Structure of Racism,” a Zoom presentation examining the structural and psychological causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination. The workshop will be led by Dr. Craig Oettinger who will discuss these persistent patterns and — with the help of the audience — explore how change is possible.

Is This Really A Racial Reckoning?

Join the Rothko Chapel and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin for the 6th annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights.

The 2020 Farenthold Lecture will kick-off a series of Rothko Chapel programs exploring the past, present, and future of civil and human rights in this country. Which rights are particularly at-risk in today’s society, and how can we become more effective advocates and activists as we work to undo injustice and create a society of equality and equity? A moderated Q&A session by ABC13’s news anchor Melanie Lawson follows the lecture.

America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics 

Please join us for a Zoom conversation with author Joel Goza who will discuss his book America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics on September 30, 2020, 6-8 PM (CDT).  Goza, former pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Houston, TX, writes with passion about the racist and classist roots of America’s political and religious institutions.  Grounding his work in the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith, Goza convincingly argues that America’s Founding Fathers deliberately designed a racist and inequitable society. 

Thank You for Biting: Can non-lethal predation help prey?

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature. In September, join Professor Adrienne Correa of Rice University to learn about coral reefs & their relationship with their predators. Coral reefs are biodiverse ecosystems that are constructed by partnerships …

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