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Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Mountain Top Removal coal mining is a radical form of strip mining.  “Appalachian Treasures” is a stunning multi-media presentation about mountaintop removal coal mining, with stories from the coalfields and music from the area.  Also, meet and talk with 2 Appalachian coalfield residents, Mary Miller and Pauline Canterberry, who will speak about daily life in the shadow of MTR mines.   Free and open to the public (Donations to Appalachian Treasures happily accepted).  

Event Sponsor:
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston

Event Contact Name:
Sarah Berel-Harrop

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-813-0660

Event Email Address:
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Mountain Top Removal coal mining is a radical form of strip mining.  “Appalachian Treasures” is a stunning multi-media presentation about mountaintop removal coal mining, with stories from the coalfields and music from the area.  Also, meet and talk with 2 Appalachian coalfield residents, Mary Miller and Pauline Canterberry, who will speak about daily life in the shadow of MTR mines.   Free and open to the public (Donations to Appalachian Treasures happily accepted). 

Event Sponsor:
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Event Contact Name:
Bridget Jensen

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-417-2056

Event Email Address:
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Saturday, April 29, 2006
Start: 8:00 am
Start: Apr 29 2006 - 8:00am
End: Apr 30 2006 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

The Houston Social Forum is:

  • a regional event that addresses local as well as global issues
  • comprised of diverse groups building from common values
  • nongovernmental and non-partian
  • supportive of true participatory democracy
  • nonviolent resistance to the world's injustice
  • working toward mechanisms that value people over profit

Details: http://www.houstonsocialforum.org/

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum organizing committee

Event Contact Name:
Bill Crosier

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-641-4941

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.houstonsocialforum.org


Start: 9:45 am
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

Block Walk for Dems and Dot Nelson-Turnier

We will be blockwalking with the Spring Democratic Clubo on Saturday April 29th! Don't forget this is Harris County! And we want it ALL BLUE!

Meet at 9:45 at 23431 Prairie Bird, Spring, TX 77373

Call or Email if you need directions or more information.

We could really use experienced block walkers and Dot supporters as always! We will be knocking on doors and handing out literature in precinct 596. Volunteers are invited to relax with snacks and refreshmlents after the job is done!

Event Sponsor:
Spring Democratic Club

Event Contact Name:
Dot Nelson-Turnier

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-286-3681

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.votedot.org


Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

NOBELITY (the movie) seeks answers about the future of our planet 50 years from now by looking at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of nine Nobel laureates. Filmed across the U.S., and in France, England, India and Africa, NOBELITY combines the insights of some of the world's most intelligent and accomplished individuals with a first-person view of 50 years from now, and the children that will be most impacted by this future.

Event Sponsor:
The Woodlands (GREEN) Grassroots Environmental Educ. Network

Event Contact Name:
Lynn Aldrich

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-292-2642

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.thewoodlandsgreen.org

Event Fee:
donation


Sunday, April 30, 2006
End: 5:00 pm
Start: Apr 29 2006 - 8:00am
End: Apr 30 2006 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

The Houston Social Forum is:

  • a regional event that addresses local as well as global issues
  • comprised of diverse groups building from common values
  • nongovernmental and non-partian
  • supportive of true participatory democracy
  • nonviolent resistance to the world's injustice
  • working toward mechanisms that value people over profit

Details: http://www.houstonsocialforum.org/

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum organizing committee

Event Contact Name:
Bill Crosier

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-641-4941

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.houstonsocialforum.org


Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

   NOBELITY seeks answers about the future of our planet 50 years from now by looking at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of nine Nobel laureates. Filmed across the U.S., and in France, England, India and Africa, NOBELITY combines the insights of some of the world’s most intelligent and accomplished individuals with a first-person view of 50 years from now, and the children that will be most impacted by this future.   Sponsored by The Woodlands Green April 29th, 2006 4pm Lord of Life Lutheran Church,  3801 Panther Creek Drive May 2nd, 2006 7Pm Montgomery College B102 Texas State 242 The Woodlands, just west of I-45 for details, call 281-292-2642  www.nobelitythemovie.com freewill donations benefit Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County   Lynn Aldrich  c936-672-2244; 281-292-2642 The Woodlands Grassroots Environmental Education Network www.thewoodlandsgreen.org

Event Sponsor:
The Woodlands GREEN

Event Contact Name:
Lynn Aldrich

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-292-2642

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.thewoodlandsgreen.org

Event Fee:
donation


Friday, May 5, 2006
Start: 12:00 pm
Start: May 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: May 6 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:
Agenda for Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP)Democracy For Houston (DFH) Education Workshop

May 6, 2006 12:30pm-4pm

1445 N. Loop W. @ Ella Blvd, suite #110

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Democratic Party and Democracy for Houston

Event Contact Name:
Murvin Auzenne

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-802-0085

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.hcdp.org

Event Fee:
10 dollar donation


Saturday, May 6, 2006
End: 1:00 pm
Start: May 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: May 6 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:
Agenda for Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP)Democracy For Houston (DFH) Education Workshop

May 6, 2006 12:30pm-4pm

1445 N. Loop W. @ Ella Blvd, suite #110

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Democratic Party and Democracy for Houston

Event Contact Name:
Murvin Auzenne

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-802-0085

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.hcdp.org

Event Fee:
10 dollar donation


Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Event Description:

This is info on the Cinco de Mayo Parade May 6. It has info for First UU paraders, but it applies to all of us. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in the Minute Maid Park area. (see map below)
Please wear white clothing (e.g., white shirts, t-shirts) to show Solidarity with immigrants.

For distributors of Iraq Notebook/Cuaderno de Irak: Our mission is to alert people, especially spanish speakers, about the Iraq war and provide info regarding recruiters, how to prepare your file for CO status as well as how to get it once you are in the armed forces  -- all in legal ways. Good contact info for GI and peace organizations. Also, educational articles on Iraq, Iraq veterans for peace, great quotes and meaningful poems, etc. Read it yourself for good info!!

The Loes have papers at 1659 Harold #B (ring upper buzzer) which can be picked up Thurs. from 3 - 6:30P and Friday all day until 4:30P. We will also park our car (dust colored Prius with pink ribbon magnate on each side) at First UU church (on Fannin @ Southmore) on May 6 arriving about 8:30P and will have the papers with us. DO BRING YOUR OWN STRONG BAG (Whole Foods has great ones of heavy canvas) to the apt or the Church.  If you don't have a good bag, we have a few extra. The paper is 16 pages and 200 are a bit heavy. But you will be able to get rid of them quickly; folks are usually grateful to receive them.

Event Contact Name:
Lee Loe

Event Phone Contact Information:
713 524 2682

Event Email Address:
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Sunday, May 7, 2006
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

You are cordially invited to a backyard BBQ Benefit for the MARK MCDAVID CAMPAIGN. Mark McDavid is a native Houstonian running for State Representative in district 138. District 138 encompasses North and Northwest Harris County neighborhoods including Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Spring Branch, Cy-Fair, and Bear Creek. Mark McDavid is a strong environmentalist who will fight for a stronger focus towards stewardship of our air and water. He will fight for legislation that will make health pollution screening levels stricter and he will fight for alternative fuel sources. Mark McDavid is running against Republican Dwayne Bohac, a right-wing radical that benefited from Tom DeLay's alleged felony criminal conspiracy.

Have you had enough of the corruption, cronyism, and polluted politics taking place in the state house in Austin? If so, Come join us for some good old Texas BBQ and join us in supporting the campaign of a pro-people, PROGRESSIVE Democrat.

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-812-9368

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.votemcdavid.com

Event Fee:
$10.00 Suggested Donation


Start: 5:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

All are welcome at Houston's Annual Peace Picnic Most of it's inside, so come even if it rains. 5:00 pm - Children's Games begin on the playground. 6:00 pm - Potluck Picnic Dinner in the Church Hall. (Bring a covered dish; drinks supplied). Music and frolic and announcements will follow. For more information or to volunteer to help out, please contact Judy Hoffhien (see below).

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace and Justice Center, the Decade of Nonviolence

Event Contact Name:
Judy Hoffhien

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-863-8708

Event Email Address:
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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Voices Breaking Boundaries presents WORDS FOR PEACE 4, Voices of a People’s History

  • Intros by Howard Zinn (via telephone) and Anthony Arnove, editor of Terrorism and War (in person)
  • Featuring local artists/ activists rendering a dramatic version of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History.
  • Artists include: Paula Anicete, Hitaji Aziz, Duane Bradley, City Council Member Ada Edwards, Chuck Jackson, Autumn Knight, Vivek Mittal, John Pluecker, Sehba Sarwar, Anita Wadhwa, students from Lee High School and Community Builders Cadre
  • Open mic and poetry led by Equality, graffiti art by Hyroglifx Koncepts, capoeira by Grupo de N'Golo, music by Free Radicals, refreshments by Nusrat Malik, drinks and much more

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Event Sponsor:
Voices Breaking Boundaries, DiverseWorks, KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.524.7821

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.vbbarts.org

Event Fee:
$5.00, No one will be turned away


Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Start: 7:15 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Interested in finding out more about our people-powered strategies for winning the 7th Congressional District in November?

Come find out how you can participate in Jim Henley’s grassroots campaign for the 7th Congressional District! Our first Meet Up will be Tues, May 9th 7:15 pm, Jason’s Deli (corner of Westheimer and Shepherd). We will announce several more Meet Ups in the coming weeks at locations throughout the 7th Congressional District.

Event Sponsor:
Henley for Congress

Event Contact Name:
Amy Sater

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-432-1793

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.henleyforcongress.com


Thursday, May 11, 2006
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Attend the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 6th Floor, Room 6.
Come early to visit & gab
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: social/meet & greet
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: meeting

Agenda items include:

  • Report on Houston Social Forum
  • Report on Immigrant Walk Out/Rally
  • Department of Peace visits to Congressional offices - May 12
  • Halliburton shareholders meeting protest - Duncan Okla, May 17
  • Distribution of Iraq Notebooks/Cuadernos de Irak-Art Car parade & elsewhere
  • Green Party ballot access petition drive
  • Preparing for Dem. state convention
  • Freeway blogging for peace & impeachment

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss recent and upcoming activities. Join us!

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Contact Name:
C. Lee Taylor

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.524.1944

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org

Event Fee:
Free! (Donations, however, always cheerfully accepted.)


Friday, May 12, 2006
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

Save this Mother's Day for our annual Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie. We will visit our congressional representatives bearing pies and requesting they fund the cabinet level Department of Peace with a small piece of the funding pie (federal budget).

On May 12th, tell Congress that PEACE wants a PIECE of the PIE!  Ask your U.S. Representatives to support HR 3760 and Senators to support S1756 to establish a cabinet-level Dept of Peace to begin focusing on proven effective programs that reduce violence.   Join us on May 12th (the Friday before Mother's Day), with pie in hand and/or Mother's Day cards and come to the Mickey Leland Building, 1919 Smith St., front entrance on Friday at 11 AM.  We are expecting press coverage, so we need a good turnout.  And also call your  Members of Congress on Friday and ask for 1% of the U.S. budget to create a Department that will research, articulate and facilitate nonviolent solutions to domestic and international causes of violence.  Call Senators in D.C.  Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 or http://www.congress.org for Representative's local numbers. Ask them to put a focus on reducing violence by cosponsoring HR 3760 or S1756 to establish a Dept of Peace.

Event Sponsor:
Department of Peace Campaign

Event Contact Name:
Kathy Kidd

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.443.9938

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.dopcampaign.org


Saturday, May 13, 2006
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Event Description:

Join your fellow Democrats who care about your State Party Platform to express your view on issues you believe should be in our Platform - State of Texas issues and National Issues impacting Texans.  Click on the title of this event to read the details.

Event Sponsor:
Texas Democratic Party and the Harris County Democratic Party

Event Contact Name:
Stan Merriman

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-666-8444

Event Email Address:
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Thursday, May 18, 2006
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

The Harris County Democratic Party will honor our precinct chairs at a swearing in ceremony.  Mingle with great Democrats and meet the candidates:  Glen Maxey, James G. Pierre, Boyd Richie (representative). Join us for a delicious BBQ dinner (free for precinct chairs, $15 per person for others).

Event Fee:
BBQ Dinner: $15 per person for people who are not precinct chairs (not required!)


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

The next meeting of the OilPatch Democrats will be Thursday May 18th

at Cosmos Cafe 69 Heights Blvd at intersection of Heights and Washington

Our guest speaker will be Leo Gold, host of The New Capital Show on KPFT Thurs mornings at 10:00 am

Event Sponsor:
OilPatch Democrats

Event Contact Name:
Randy Scott

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-683-9531

Event Email Address:
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Friday, May 19, 2006
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Please join us for a fundraiser for Dot Nelson-Turnier, candidate for State Representative in District 150. She is running against Republican incumbent, Debbie Riddle.

Event Website:
www.votedot.org


Saturday, May 20, 2006
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Please join HCDP for the upcoming Energy Workshop. Speakers include:

Tom Rowan PHD, owner , Rowan Marketing. Tom has spend forty years researching, working in and advising about technology and energy issues . He has worked with NASA, done market research on various industries including energy, published research and proprietary reports on
numerous energy and technology related topics. He is also a long time Democratic activist.

Stephanie Hrabar, PHD of ENVIRONMENATL INITIATIVE OF THE HOUSTON REGION DEMOCRATS. Stephanie has studied and talked and lobbied on issues of environment and energy for a number of years and brings to the
discussion her expertise and passion.

This is going to be a VERY HOT TICKET! Register early!
May 20, 2006 Schedule

Event Sponsor:
Sponsored by Harris County Democratic Party and Democracy For Houston

Event Contact Name:
Murvin Auzenne

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


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