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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


Tuesday, April 3, 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


Wednesday, April 4, 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, April 5, 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, April 6, 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, April 7, 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 8, 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 9, 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: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

 

IMPEACHMENT!
Our Right, Our Duty

 

* An event for networking, protesting, petition signing, postcard writing, tabling, food, drinks, videos, music, and speeches.

 

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance, The World Can't Wait, Veterans for Peace, Harris County Green Party, Democracy for Houston

Event Website:
www.dfa-link.com/event.php?id=18360


Tuesday, April 10, 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: 6:30 pm
End: 10:30 pm

Event Description:

The ACLU of Texas, in Houston, is sponsoring a pre-premiere performance of the Tony Award winning, Pulitzer Prize winning play "I AM MY OWN WIFE."
A hit in New York, this play is about a transvestite who survives both the Nazis and the Communists in East Germany. It is a tour de force as all of the characters in this work are played by one actor who never changes costume, never leaves the stage.

Event Sponsor:
ACLU of Texas Foundation, Inc.


Wednesday, April 11, 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, April 12, 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:

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


Friday, April 13, 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, April 14, 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: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Event Description:

Training with a certified CNVC trainer from Virginia, Gregg Kendrick
in Compassionate Communcation "NVC Everyday...The World Within"
Registration (by April 2nd ) :
Send payment to : Marylinn Schwanitz, 2915 Taylors Glen Ct. Katy, TX 77494
(payable to Decade of Nonviolence Houston)

Event Sponsor:
Decade of Nonviolence - Houston

Event Website:
DecadeofNonviolenceHouston.org


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, 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.

Next Screening:

Saturday, April 21

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 2004
Directed by Faith Morgan; Written and Produced by Faith Morgan, Eugene "Pat" Murphy and Megan Quinn

The independent documentary was inspired when Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. That year Pat had begun studying and speaking about worldwide peak oil production. In May, Pat and Faith attended the second meeting of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, a European group of oil geologists and scientists, which predicted that mankind was perilously close to having used up half of the world's oil resources. When they learned that Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, the couple wanted to see for themselves how Cuba had done this.

During their first trip to Cuba, in the summer of 2003, they found what Cubans call "The Special Period" astounding and Cuban's responses very moving. Faith found herself wanting to document on film Cuba's successes so that what they had done wouldn't be lost. Both of them wanted to learn more about Cuba's transition from large farms and plantations, and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides and fertilizers, to small organic farms and urban gardens. Cuba was undergoing a transition from a highly industrial society to a sustainable one. Cuba became, for them, a living example of how a country can successfully traverse what we all will have to deal with sooner or later, the reduction and loss of finite fossil fuel resources.

Radically Simple, 2005, 35mins
Directed by Jan Cannon

Imagine that you are first in line at a potluck supper. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much must you leave for your neighbors behind you - not just the 6 billion human beings, but our fellow creatures and the yet-to-be-born? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyle as a necessary step in transforming our unsustainable way of life. But it's the first step that is often the most intimidating.

In Radically Simple, we join engineer and author Jim Merkel as he presents his views on sustainable living in public presentations and workshops at his home. These meetings, which revolve around discussions on global economics and resource consumption, show Merkel leading by example. He demonstrates that a radically simple lifestyle - while at times intimidating - is not only possible but extremely satisfying.

Radically Simple is a practical, personal answer to the challenge laid down by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth that will appeal as much to "cultural creatives" and students as to policymakers and sustainability professionals.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Start: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Political Satire-- well worth carpooling with friends to see!

If Gandhi had played guitar, grown hair and sung at the top of his lungs, he still wouldn't have had Roy Zimmerman's wicked sense of musical satire. On the other hand, Roy Zimmerman has never liberated a nation from a tyrannical oppressor. He's working on it though, one song at a time. Roy sings a compelling combination of socially conscious comedy and original music. It's Lenny Bruce meets Stephen Sondheim meets Phil Ochs in Brian Wilson's living room. Millbend co-producer and resident songwriter Pat Hanna will open this concert with a few of his pithy and politically incorrect songs.

Event Sponsor:
Millbend Coffeehouse


Sunday, April 15, 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 16, 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: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

THE WORLD PEACE DIET

We are pleased to present a free lecture & book signing event with Dr. Will Tuttle on Monday, April 16th in Houston! 

Dr. Tuttle is the author of The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony. This insightful book clearly articulates the connections between our food choices and the problems facing all living beings on the planet. It is a model for compassionate living and world peace. Dr. Tuttle's book has the power to change the world!  It is a must-read for ALL Peace activists!

Event Sponsor:
Society of PEACE

Event Website:
www.societyofpeace.org


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

Event Description:

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: City Council by-election (Alfred Molison, candidate); Stop the War in Iraq; Impeach Bush and Cheney; Art Car Parade, more.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


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