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Saturday, August 12, 2006
Start: 10:30 am
End: 12:30 pm

Event Description:

Compassionate Communication is a language that serves life and which is being practically applied in educational institutions, business and industry, social service agencies and politically charged situations, as well as in families and personal relationships – all around the world.

Compassionate Communication (CC) is a way of interacting that facilitates the flow of communication needed to exchange information and resolve differences peacefully.

  • CC focuses on shared human values and needs, and encourages the use of language that increases goodwill and avoidance of language that contributes to resentment or lowered self-esteem.
  • CC assumes that enriching life is the most satisfying motivation for doing things, rather than being motivated by fear, guilt, blame, or shame.
  • CC emphasizes taking personal responsibility for choices and improving the quality of relationships as a primary goal.
  • CC  is effective even when other people involved are not familiar with the process.

To read more about Compassionate Communication or to obtain the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.

Brenda Hardt, a board member of Decade of Nonviolence-Houston and the Peace With Justice Coordinator of The United Methodist Church, will give a brief introduction to this process  based on identifying universally shared standards and needs.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace and Justice Center

Event Contact Name:
Dave Atwood

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-693-5710

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
A free-will donation to HPJC of $10 or whatever you can afford. No one turned away!


Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Congressman Gene Green invites you to a Public Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Community Security. There is an intense national debate to reform our current immigration and border policies. This Public Hearing presents an opportunity for the community to participate and share their concerns directly with political leaders of every level of government in the Harris County area. Please join us as we engage in a public dialogue to explore solutions to this issue.

Contact Armando Walle, 281-999-5879, or Adriana Cadena, 713-228-6400 x-14, for for information.


Sunday, August 13, 2006
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Event Description:

Maintaining our way of life depends on cheap oil but this is ending.

Global oil production will peak soon, if it hasn’t already, and then decline.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peak Oil Progressives, 1st Unitarian Universalist Community Involvement Committee, Oil Patch Democrats-Houston, PAA

Event Contact Name:
Donald Cook

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-705-5594

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

Event Fee:
$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds


Thursday, August 17, 2006
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

If you're not already a Voter Registrar, you can be deputized this Thursday at the Galleria Democrats meeting of Democrats for America at 6:30 pm.  If you're already a registrar,go to the meeting for great food, drink, and conversation. Please consider RSVPing for this event.


Saturday, August 19, 2006
Start: 9:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

This Fighting Back Workshop is the sixth in a series of issue forums planned for this election year. Learn effective ways to frame and discuss labor and working conditions. All candidates and Democratic activitsts are invited to attend. Sponsored by the HCDP and Democracy for Houston. RSVP: 713-802-0085; escramble('hcdp','hcdp.org'); or escramble('murvin','gmail.com');

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Event Description:

Brazoria Democrats Meet the Candidates Dinner

Featured speakers: Chris Bell and Maria Alvarado

Local candidates, including for Congress will introduce themselves. So will Charles Waterbury (TX Supreme Court), if he can make it.

Event Sponsor:
Brazoria County Democrats

Event Contact Name:
Anne del Prado

Event Phone Contact Information:
979/233-2523; 979/239-8529

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
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Event Fee:
$40/plate


Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Hosted by County Commissioner #2 Sylvia Garcia and State Representative , Dist. 143. Ana Hernandez.  Representatives A. Hernandez and J. Ferrar are already working on the 2007 state environmental legislative agenda.  They need to hear from us verbally and in writing.  Bring your specific concerns, ideas, plans or actions wanted.  Prepare to submit a specific, concise written request/idea/action related to energy (transportation, petrochemical plants, and power plants), air quality, and public health. consider attaching a copy of any appropriate energy, air quality, or public health resolution that passed your precinct convention, senatorial district convention, or Harris County Democratic Party and relevant city or county health budget numbers to your 1-2 minute verbal presentation.  You get to tell your short story. And your written material can be used by our representatives to craft what we want to protect our communities.  For more information, contact Commissioner Garcia’s office (713-924-3975) or Representative Hernandez’s office (713-675-8596).  


Friday, August 25, 2006
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Several groups are teaming up to present a film series of politically-oriented movies, and hope you'll join us to relax and have fun.

The first film, scheduled for Aug. 25, is The Time is Now - click on the link for details.   The movie sheds light on episodes of American foreign policy that link our government to torture and other war crimes, and the arming and training of terrorists, both at home and abroad.  It connects these horrors to each of us, with an intimacy that is both comforting and at the same time unsettling.  The Time is Now heralds a new voice and a courageous new examination of America.  This searing political monologue exposes shocking discoveries in a way that is part plea, part confessional, and part outcry.  It emphasizes the need for a U.S. Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.641.4941

Event Fee:
$4 suggested donation, no one turned away


Saturday, August 26, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

V for Vendetta,” The film, starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, is set in futuristic totalitarian Britain and tells the story of a revolution against tyranny and oppression in a society fraught with corruption and cruelty. The distinguished speaker is Dr. Stephen "Arch" Erich.

Event Sponsor:
University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)

Event Website:
www.uhcl.edu

Event Fee:
Admission is $ 2.75 per film. A season ticket pass is $12.00 and provides admission to all films


Monday, September 4, 2006
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

 

Tired of high crimes & misdemeanors in the White House, but don't know what to do about them? 

On Labor Day, Sep. 4, join us for an

IMPEACHMENT TOWN HALL MEETING

with special guest and keynote speaker

ANN WRIGHT 

Learn how to support the US Constitution

and achieve (non-violent, of course) regime change here in the US.

(If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for details.) 

Ann Wright

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance; Co-Sponsors--Houston chapters of VFP & Code Pink

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.641.4941

Event Fee:
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away due to lack of funds


Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Start: 12:00 pm
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


Wednesday, September 6, 2006
(all day)
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


Thursday, September 7, 2006
(all day)
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


Start: 7:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Private patron reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Founders' Club—Book signing after the program

Soros is Chairman of the Open Society Institute and author of The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror.  Born into a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, teenager George Soros escaped the Nazi and Russian occupations of World War II.  In 1956, he moved to Wall Street where he became the world's most successful financial trader, then used his fortune to establish foundations to undermine the kind of totalitarianism he experienced in his youth.  His network of foundations is active in more than 50 countries, donating more than $400 million a year to build the infrastructure of open societies.  Themes from Soros' latest book include his criticism of the Bush administration as a threat to America's open society and the peace and stability of the international order, as well as the global energy crisis, financial theory, nuclear proliferation, and much more. Purchase tickets online at http://www.progressiveforumhouston.org/ , or call 713-315-2525, or visit the Hobby Center box office at 800 Bagby Street (This box office service is for the Soros event only.).  Books will be on sale throughout the evening by Barnes & Noble. 

Purchase tickets 

Tickets $19 to $59, discounts for seniors 65 and over, groups of 10 or more, and students.  Valid ID required at door.  Patron tickets of $110 include preferred seating location, private patron reception with the speaker, and a free autographed book.  All tickets will be an extra $5 more at the door.  For the hearing impaired, headsets are available at the box office or from the ushers.


Friday, September 8, 2006
(all day)
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada." This film won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival including best actor, Tommy Lee Jones, and best screen play. The distinguished speaker, Dr. Beatrice Edwards, currently the International Program Director at the Government Accountability Project, Washington DC, works to enforce anti-corruption policies at the UN, the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank. Previously, Dr. Edwards worked for the Organization of American States. She is the daughter of staunch Democrat, Grace Edwards. DON'T MISS THIS ONE

Event Sponsor:
University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)

Event Website:
www.uhcl.edu

Event Fee:
Admission is $ 2.75 per film. A season ticket pass is $12.00 and provides admission to all films


Saturday, September 9, 2006
(all day)
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


Start: 9:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

This Fighting Back Workshop is the seventh om a series planned for this election year. Learn effective ways to frame and discuss security polices. All candidates and Democratic activists are invited to attend. RSVP: 713-8092-0085; escramble('hcdp','hcdp.org'); or escramble('murvin','gmail.com');

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


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

Event Description:

House Party to view Kilowatt Ours, a movie about how to save energy and protect the climate.   The movie shows how destructive coal mining can be and how you can use less electricity and thus prevent coal from being mined.  www.kilowattours.org

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Contact Name:
Radhika Bala

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-728-2811

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

Event Fee:
Free


Sunday, September 10, 2006
(all day)
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


Start: 11:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Event Description:

Retired Counter-narcotics Officer Speaks about War on Drugs - Sunday, September 10 - Sunday, September 10

Terry Nelson, a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will talk about his work as a counter-narcotics officer, which included missions in Mexico and Central and South America, and how those experiences lead him and fellow officers to conclude the War on Drugs has failed and that its unintended side effects cause far more damage to society than the drugs themselves. Nelson will discuss effective alternatives to coping with the harm done by drug abuse. 10-11 a.m. at Thoreau Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Bend County, 3945 Greenbriar Street, Suites D/E, Stafford, TX. Also 1:30-3 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin. For more information, contact Tammera Halphen, 832.863.6261, cannabis.escramble('flower','gmail.com.');

Event Sponsor:
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Event Contact Name:
Tami Halphen

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-863-6261

Event Email Address:
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Monday, September 11, 2006
(all day)
Start: Sep 5 2006 - 12:00pm
End: Sep 21 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Camp Democracy

Event Website:
www.campdemocracy.org


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