Events

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Saturday, March 15, 2008
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Green Party training session teaching people how to gather Green Party ballot access petition signatures and how to approach prospective petition signers. After petition training, there will be field training and a day of signature gathering.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


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

Event Description:

The fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is coming up soon, and people in the Houston area want to express their opposition to the war and their demand that all the troops be brought home now. Although the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee has been pretty busy with the struggle in Spring for the past four months, we could not let the fifth anniversary of this immoral, illegal, and imperialist war pass without opposition. And we know you feel the same way.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Workers Organizing Committee


Monday, March 17, 2008
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

This is the monthly general membership meeting of Harris County Green Party, regularly scheduled for 6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

TOPICS THIS MONTH: Ballot access, state convention; also presentation(s) by local activists.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
http://www.hcgp.org


Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Lenwood Johnson is well know to Houston's progressive community as the leader of the fight to stop destruction of Allen Parkway Village, a model low-income housing project on land near downtown that developers wanted (and partially succeeded) in getting their hands on. Bill Quigley, a leading activist for poor people in New Orleans, is a professor at the Loyola University College of Law and director of its law clinic. Architectural historian Stephen Fox will introduce the speakers. 7:30 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. For more information, call the Chapel, 713/524-9839 or visit www.rothkochapel.org.

Event Sponsor:
Rothko Chapel

Event Website:
www.rothkochapel.org


Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Start: 10:30 am
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Rice for Peace and Justice along with a number of campus organizations are organizing several events to mark the 5th anniversary of the Iraq Occupation.

Wednesday, March 19:
Art Exhibit: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM in Grand Hall, RMC
"Civilians of War" will consist of over 100 pieces of art created between 2002 and 2008 by David Miller (Berkeley, CA) and Marc Levine (Houston, TX) intended to shed light upon the plight of innocent Iraqis.

Event Sponsor:
Rice Democrats, Rice Libertarians, Harris County Libertarian Party, Houston Peace and Justice Center, HACER, and Rice Amnesty.


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

Event Description:

This is an event to die-in at the Marine Recruiting Station on 701 San Jacinto. We will also be doing street theater and agitation with whatever crowd we happen upon. It will begin at noon on March 19th, the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Event Sponsor:
The World Can't Wait

Event Website:
worldcantwait.net


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

Event Description:

Join KPFT and Jim Hightower at a book signing event for his latest:
Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre, 2009 W. Gray, Houston, TX

Event Sponsor:
KPFT

Event Website:
www.kpft.org


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

Event Description:

The Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County is hosting this memorial candlelight silent vigil "to remember all of those who have been harmed and their families."

Event Sponsor:
Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County

Event Website:
www.peaceandjusticenetwork.org


Thursday, March 20, 2008
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

Graustark St. bridge over US-59, Mar. 29, 2007 Activists across the country are marking the 5th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq with activities spanning several days. Join the Houston freeway bloggers 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 20, on the Hwy 59 bridges and show your allegiance with the majority of Americans who want peace and an end to the Iraq occupation. Approximately 6000 vehicles pass under these bridges in each direction, EACH HOUR during the period we'll be there, so you WILL be noticed. If you don't have a sign, come anyway, and help hold large signs that others have made, and wave to the traffic.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance, Green Party, Code Pink, Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 911 for Truth, Humans 4 Peace,

Event Website:
paa-tx.org


Monday, March 24, 2008
Start: 12:00 pm
Start: Mar 24 2008 - 12:00pm
End: Mar 25 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Ann Wright, one of all too few public officials to resign in protest of the impending invasion and now occupation of Iraq, returns to Houston Monday, March 24 through Tuesday, March 25, to speak at the University of Houston, Brazos Books and the University of St. Thomas.

Event Sponsor:
Multiple


Tuesday, March 25, 2008
End: 9:00 pm
Start: Mar 24 2008 - 12:00pm
End: Mar 25 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Ann Wright, one of all too few public officials to resign in protest of the impending invasion and now occupation of Iraq, returns to Houston Monday, March 24 through Tuesday, March 25, to speak at the University of Houston, Brazos Books and the University of St. Thomas.

Event Sponsor:
Multiple


Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

The show this fortnight we think will feature video from the South Texas Project, and citizen meetings considering the propose two new nuclear power plants down there, not far from here.

Greenwatch is a public access TV show that has aired in Houston for more than ten years! Take part in local, progressive television every other Wednesday, 9-10 PM; public access cable TV inside Houston city limits (Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75). THE CALL-IN NUMBER DURING THE SHOW IS 713-807-1794.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org/getinvolved/greenwatch/greenwatch.htm


Saturday, March 29, 2008
Start: 8:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

After you get yourself elected (the evening of Mar. 4) as a delegate to the SD or county convention, here's your chance to promote your candidates and your issues through resolutions, and more.

Most SD and county conventions start around 8 or 9 AM and go until mid-afternoon.


Sunday, March 30, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

Event Description:

Writers, musicians, cartoonists will offer a window into the culture of Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran as well as their personal responses to war and invasion at Voices Breaking Boundaries’ annual event Words For Peace 5: Condemn Invasion. VBB will partner up with Words Without Borders and will showcase readings from Najem Wali, Hayan Charara, Farnoosh Moshiri, and Zara Houshmand, music by Inaam Wali, cartoons by Mazen Kerbaj, as well as performances by students from Lee High School. Community organizations will have tables at the event. Those include KPFT Pacifica Radio (90.1 FM), Artists Rescue Mission, Houston Palestine Film Festival, Peace Jam, and Brazos Bookstore, which will be selling many books including A Mirror Garden and Literature from the Axis of Evil. Writers and musicians will be available to sign their work after the performance. This event is cosponsored by DiverseWorks, Brazos Bookstore, and KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM.

Event Sponsor:
Voices Breaking Boundaries

Event Website:
www.vbbarts.org


Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Wednesday, April 2, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Thursday, April 3, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Friday, April 4, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Saturday, April 5, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Sunday, April 6, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Start: 2:30 pm
End: 3:30 pm

Event Description:

The Technology Already Exists to Stabilize Global Warming
Wedges into the Climate Solution

Dr. Ron Sass, Rice University Professor Emeritus of Natural Sciences, will give a presentation on Wedges on Sunday, April 6, 2:30 to 3:30pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church. Each climate wedge provides an increasing part of the solution. All the wedges, added together, could get carbon emissions under control by 2054, said Princeton University scientists in a Scientific American article that is now the generally accepted vision of solutions. http://tinyurl.com/ynl68s The two scientists also said it is urgent that we must stop new carbon-polluting energy sources, such as coal plants. Any seven of the following fifteen possible wedges would be enough. Which would you choose?

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.houstonclimateprotection.org


Monday, April 7, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Tuesday, April 8, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Wednesday, April 9, 2008
(all day)
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


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

Event Description:

In What A Way to Go, a middle class man comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the Culture of Empire. The film addresses the questions: What is it doing to us as thoughtful human beings as we face the overwhelming challenges of: * Peaking fossil fuel flow rates? * Critically degraded ecosystems? * A changing climate? * An exploding global population? * Teetering global economies? * An unstable political climate? And what is it doing to the rest of the life on this planet? Following the film a special guest speaker will address questions from the audience.
The event is free and open to the public.

Event Sponsor:
Citizes League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org


Thursday, April 10, 2008
End: 9:30 pm
Start: Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
End: Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Start: 6:45 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Start: Mar 13 2008 - 6:45pm
End: Mar 13 2008 - 9:00pm
Event Description:
Come to the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance Thursday, April 10. Come early (about 6:45PM) to visit; meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Bring something non-messy to eat or drink and share if you wish. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more info.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org


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