In celebration of World Refugee Day, Independent Writer, Kimberly Meyer is coupling a film screening of Soufra with the launching of her project “When We Were Strangers” – following the lives of nine single mother refugees in Houston, which has been funded in part by a grant from Houston Arts Alliance.
An hour long documentary about the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre and historical trauma and multi-generational grief that impacted 7 generations of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre descendants and the Wounded Knee community. The film at this event will be to commemorate the anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee December 29th, 1890 on the Pine Ridge reservation of the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota.
There will be art for sale that has been donated by artists, William Song, John Benson and Ryan White to support the filmmaker’s sacred activism (he will also be there) and possible documentary on Border Issues and Justice related to undocumented immigrants and their families and children.
Join Amnesty International Houston for their Annual Write for Rights Event!
In light of the UNRWA funding crisis and the deteriorating humanitarian conditions, we’re fundraising to provide emergency assistance, including employing 25 UNRWA counselors — refugees themselves — to provide psychosocial support to Palestine refugee children and families in the Gaza Strip who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade.
This event will feature artwork from local refugee and immigrant artists at the YMCA’s third annual art show and auction.
Proceeds from the sale of all artwork will be shared equally between the artists and YMCA International Services, where the funds will be used to support programming.
The City of Houston is going to allow an ICE Detention Center open soon.
We need Mayor Turner to stop pretending he’s powerless.
Together we an challenge Mayor Turner and Houston City Council to make an official statement to end any and all ICE contracts.
We are on a 2,000 mile journey to the border to protest the inhumane treatment of immigrants. And on Sunday, August 5th, we’re stopping for rest in Houston, Texas.
Come down to Guadalupe Plaza Park (or Talento Bilnguae de Houston if you need to beat the heat). Meet the grannies, learn about what they’re doing and how to join the caravan, sign our nationwide petition, and more.
In correlation with the exhibition, “The Faces of Syrian Refugees,” Holocaust Museum Houston will host a one-day education workshop for teachers in the Greater Houston area. In efforts to offer resources and information on refugee resettlement and awareness, refugee advocacy groups will work in conjunction with the HMH Education Department to provide activities, literature, and lessons that teachers can take back to their classrooms.
This workshop is open to educators who work directly with refugee students, educators learning more about the refugee experience, and/or how students can become active advocates.
The Houston community is greatly impacted by youth incarceration, as Harris County commits the highest number of youth to Texas’ state secure youth lockups. Additionally, local Harris County officials plan to build a new juvenile detention center at an estimated cost of $65-70 million. Kids do not belong in prisons, and the voices of Houston residents- particularly those most affected by youth incarceration- must be heard if a youth justice transformation is to take hold and be successful in Texas. Join us for a visioning session to answer this question: What do young people need to avoid justice involvement and lead successful lives?
Please join the Honorable Keith Ellison, the Anti-Defamation League, and American Constitution Society for a conversation with Rebecca Heller, director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Program.
Rebecca will be discussing the legal framework for refugee and asylum applicants, the current policies and laws surrounding this issue, and ways the legal community and others can help.