Events

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Saturday, March 3, 2007
Start: 9:00 am
Start: Mar 3 2007 - 9:00am
End: Mar 4 2007 - 6:00pm

Event Description:

At the DFA Training Academy, experienced campaign professionals will cover practical strategies and tactics including communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizing, and building a sustainable grassroots movement. We design the program so you can go out and use the skills you learn right away. Then, we follow up with you to make sure you have the support you need to organize your community. March 3,4, 2007 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, fee includes both days and lunch.

Event Sponsor:
Democracy for Houston

Event Website:
democracyforhouston.org


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

Event Description:

Spread the word and come to the free screening of China Blue 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 1827 W. Alabama, west of Woodhead (The Havens Center). China Blue, 2006, 88 mins Directed by Micha X. Peled Saturday, March 3, 7:00pm Free and Open to the Public Houston Institute for Culture Havens Center 1827 W. Alabama Street Houston, Texas 77098 http://www.houstonculture.org/film Summary: CHINA BLUE takes us on a poignant journey inside a blue-jeans factory, where the working conditions Jasmine and her teenage friends must endure are harsh beyond imagination. They are also unlawful by international standards, and tensions in the factory are running high. So when the factory owner strikes a deal with a Western client and demands around-the-clock production to meet the deadline, a confrontation becomes inevitable. Shot clandestinely in China, under difficult conditions, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retail companies don’t want us to see - how the clothes we buy are actually made.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Sunday, March 4, 2007
End: 6:00 pm
Start: Mar 3 2007 - 9:00am
End: Mar 4 2007 - 6:00pm

Event Description:

At the DFA Training Academy, experienced campaign professionals will cover practical strategies and tactics including communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizing, and building a sustainable grassroots movement. We design the program so you can go out and use the skills you learn right away. Then, we follow up with you to make sure you have the support you need to organize your community. March 3,4, 2007 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, fee includes both days and lunch.

Event Sponsor:
Democracy for Houston

Event Website:
democracyforhouston.org


Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Start: 6:30 pm

Event Description:

Mayor White will host a Town Hall Meeting on our energy future. Texas sits at an energy crossroads.

Speakers include:
Tim Bradley, Prsident Kinder Morgan CO2 Company
Dr. Bob Pierce, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Joel Surface, Austin Clean Energy Incubator

Event Sponsor:
Texas Impact, Interfaith Ministries, NRDC, Citizen's Environmental Coalition

Event Website:
www.reenergizeTexas.org


Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

Tim Mock will talk briefly about how climate change may have killed over half of life on earth multiple times. From Scientific American, October 2006: "Impact From the Deep: Strangling heat and gases emanating from the earth and sea, not asteroids, most likely caused several ancient mass extinctions. Could the same killer-greenhouse conditions build once again?" Location: Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire, www.NatureDiscoveryCenter.org (part of the regular monthly free talks, The Inquisitive Naturalist).

Event Sponsor:
Nature Discovery Center & Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Thursday, March 8, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Attend the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance, as we plan actions to promote impeachment, withdrawal from Iraq, and progressive political change. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more details.

Come early (6:30-7:00 PM) if you'd like to visit with others before the meeting, swap stories, and enjoy refreshments (pot luck -- whatever people decide to bring). You can bring something to eat or drink later, too, although it isn't required.

Agenda items include:
* More discussion on goals & objectives for 2007 - bring your ideas * Promoting impeachment * Ending the Iraq Occupation & promoting peace * 4th Friday Flicks movies We'll also have both styles of our Impeach T-shirts available, for donations ($10-20 suggested).

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

Park
either: * on the north side of Alabama, across street from Havens Center * just east of the Havens Center in the parking lot for St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance


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

Event Description:

Attend the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance, as we plan actions to promote impeachment, withdrawal from Iraq, and progressive political change. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more details.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Website:
paa-tx.org


Saturday, March 10, 2007
Start: 9:30 am
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Progressive organizations from around Texas are coming together on Saturday, March 10, in San Antonio, to network and build alliances so we can all have a more powerful political influence, both in Texas and nationally.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Populist Caucus, Progressive Action Alliance, others


Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Event Description:

The PPC annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Progressive Alliance Conference of Texas. There are NO registration fees to attend the PPC annual meeting, it is open to everyone, however, if you wish to attend the Progressive Action Conference of Texas, please register and there are fees for lunch and the remaining part of the PACT conference.

Dennis Kucinich, presidential candidate for 2008 and long time progressive Democrat, will be the keynote speaker for the Progressive Alliance Conference of Texas, taking place at the same location. Also speaking at the conference will be Julie Coniglio, representative of the Progressive Democrats of America. We hope you will join us in San Antonio on March 10, 2007.

Location

The PPC annual meeting and PACT conference is at San Antonio's Northeast Service Center "Toolyard" at 10303 Toolyard, in northeast San Antonio.  Note that this is a change from the original tentative location. It's off Wurzbach Parkway---between Perrin Beitel and Thousand Oaks --- west of I-35 and north of the north loop I-410.


Start: 4:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Event Description:

Following the annual general meeting of the Progressive Populist Caucus (PPC) and the Progressive Alliance Conference of Texas (PACT) satewide meeting of progressive organizations, with Dennis Kucinich as the keynote speaker (details), Texas friends of Dennis will have two fund raisers for the Kucinich campaign in the evening.

The first will be a San Antonio fund raiser, and the second will be an Austin fund raiser.  Click on these links for details.


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

Event Description:

Houston Institute for Culture
and the Havens Center Present


Topical Films and Discussions

Free and Open to the Public

All films 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Saturday, March 17, 2007
Start: 10:00 am
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

YOU and your friends are invited to a SIGN MAKING PARTY for PEACE

Why: Make giant signs and banners to use on Mar. 20 for the coordinated freeway blogging and candlelight vigil, on freeway overpasses for the 4th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Make your own sign stressing the need for peace and for bringing the troops home now. And of course, you can use your sign later, or donate it to someone else who will, as the freeway blogging is a continuing activity as long as US troops are in Iraq.


Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Event Description:

The "Million Musician March Against the War" in Austin, Saturday, March 17th, commemorates the beginning of the war against Iraq.

Musicians from near and far will participate, but that's just a way to make noise.

Event Sponsor:
Austin Against War, Texans for Peace, Code Pink, Instruments for Peace, Austin Center for Peace and Justice.

Event Website:
www.austinagainstwar.org


Start: 12:01 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

JOIN WORLD CAN’T WAIT - DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME
And a massive coalition of anti-war organizations to
MARCH ON THE PENTAGON Saturday March 17
End the War NOW! Impeach Bush for War Crimes!


 

Event Sponsor:
World Can't Wait & ANSWER Coalition

Event Contact Name:
Lea Mesa

Event Phone Contact Information:
866-973-4463

Event Website:
www.MarchOnThePentagon.org

Event Fee:
Free


Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Hello friends of peace,

Below is a press release for an event we are planning for Sat. March 17. We would love for each of you to come and walk with us. I plan to speak about the Department of Peace and give each walker a brochure about it. Please come and pass this information to any and all! I hope to see you there. Wear a peace t-shirt if you have one!

Event Sponsor:
Lonestar Democratic Club

Event Website:
www.lonestardemocraticclub.org


Start: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

March 17, 2007
SHAPE Community Center
3903 Almeda Rd., Hou, TX 77004
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Film Screening
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Open Forum Discussion
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Light Reception

Event Sponsor:
The Isis Pages (www.isispages.com)

Event Website:
www.racetoexecution.com


Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

CLEAN cordially invites you to an evening with environmentalist and CODEPINK co-founder, DIANE WILSON, author of An Unreasonable Woman. Wilson will be signing copies of her book to raise funds for her organization, Calhoun County Resource Watch and CLEAN, a Houston-based non-profit environmental organization.

Event Sponsor:
CLEAN

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org/wilson.pdf


Sunday, March 18, 2007
Start: 10:00 am
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


Monday, March 19, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


Start: 6:31 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

THIS MEETING IS THE EVENING OF THE DAY THE UNITED STATES STARTED THE WAR IN IRAQ FOUR YEARS AGO. If you are not too tired, and are still in town, it could be a good time to rally, share stories, make plans. (Unless we have all been rounded up and detained.)

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Tuesday, March 20, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


Start: 7:00 pm
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:15 pm

Event Description:

Mark the 4th anniversary of the invasion/occupation of Iraq with a Houston-style freeway blogging & candlelight vigil 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, on the six suspension bridges spanning Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), west of downtown Houston. This will be on the Montrose, Graustark, Mandell, Dunlavy, Woodhead, Hazard Bridges, bounded on the west by Shepherd Street and on the east by Main Street. Please come and join one of these groups, as we stand up for peace.
If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for details.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party, Progressive Action Alliance, Military Families Speak Out, World Can't Wait, KPFT, more

Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org


Wednesday, March 21, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Thursday, March 22, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Friday, March 23, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Saturday, March 24, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Event Description:

March for Economic Justice –  1 p.m. Saturday, March 24


Houston Coalition of Working People and the Poor has called this major march and rally to advance its 2007 agenda: raising the federal minimum wage, healthcare for all, and adequate funding of human needs programs, especially the critical entitlement programs that are up for re-authorization this year—Food Stamps and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Event Sponsor:
Houston Coalition of Working People and the Poor


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

Event Description:

Houston Institute for Culture
and the Havens Center Present


Topical Films and Discussions

Free and Open to the Public

All films 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098


Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama).

Accessible Havens Center is accessible. Please call 713-521-3686 for accessibilty information.

Havens Center Location
Saturday, March 24

Women of Latin America Series

Mexico: Rebellion of the Weeping Women, 1992, 61mins

This is the story of Mexican women who have fought, and continue to fight, for equality and women's rights. They are women looking for children kidnapped during political pogroms, journalists, writers, and political activists. Machismo and the resulting sexism, as well as Catholicism and its perpetuation of the myth of the Virgin Mary as the standard for feminine behavior, are discussed as social factors contributing to the continued subjugation of Mexican women.

Ecuador: The Indigenous Woman, 1997, 57mins

Isolated in jungles, or crowded into large cities, Latin American Indians constitute the most exploited sector of society. This program traces the harsh life of indigenous women from several tribes, including the Otavalan, Puruha, and Quechua of Ecuador, from pre-Columbian times to the present. Topics discussed include rape as an ongoing practice; labor exploitation; the effects of acculturation; and racial and sexual discrimination.

Next Screening:

Saturday, April 14

Thirst, 2004, 62mins
Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

Thirst offers a piercing look at the global corporate drive to control and profit from water. Is water part of a shared "commons", a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be sold and traded in a global marketplace? Thirst tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century.

Global Banquet, 2001, 50mins
Directed by Ann Macksoud and John Ankele

Details how several large multi-national corporations have come to dominate the food production business, driving small family farmers both in the US and developing world out of existence, controlling markets, destroying the ability of developing nations to feed themselves and perpetuating the structures which promote poverty and hunger.

More information: http://www.houstonculture.org

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Sunday, March 25, 2007
End: 4:00 pm
Start: Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
End: Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Monday, March 26, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Tuesday, March 27, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


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

Event Description:

The Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) and the Houston Chapter of the Sierra Club are teaming up to present Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change. This film shows the influence that the largest company in the world has on governments, the media and citizens and what can be done about global warming. While the Earth’s climate is pushed further out of balance by increasing use of fossil fuels, ExxonMobil continues to assert undue influence around the world— making record profits while ignoring climate science for which there has been overwhelming consenus for over ten years.

Event Sponsor:
CLEAN & the Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club

Event Website:
www.cleanhoustob.org


Start: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

March 27, Tuesday 7pm, support group on becoming part of the global warming solution using Low Carbon Diet. You'll learn how to: Calculate your CO2 footprint with our easy-to-use “carbon calculator”. Create “cool household systems” that save the Earth while saving you money. Take on “cool lifestyle practices” that reduce CO2 emissions without cramping your style. Purchase carbon offsets to become “carbon neutral”. Form a Low Carbon Diet “EcoTeam” with friends, colleagues, co-workers or your faith community. Four sessions every other Tuesday. RSVP to Nancy Edwards, 713-661-9737 nancyedwards(at)houston.rr.com

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Wednesday, March 28, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Thursday, March 29, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Friday, March 30, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Saturday, March 31, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Sunday, April 1, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Monday, April 2, 2007
(all day)
Start: Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
End: May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


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