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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Start: 5:30 pm
Start: Dec 2 2008 - 5:30pm
End: Dec 4 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

Neighborhood Tax Centers: Volunteer Training – December 2 and 4

 

 

Provide economic relief for working families who earn less than $45,000 a year. The Neighborhood Tax Center program, administered by Neighborhood Centers Inc., impacts families by helping them claim the Earned Income Credit — the nation’s largest anti-poverty program that is buried in the tax code.  This is a tax credit that working class families have earned, but generally pay high rates to commercial tax preparers to claim or not claim at all. During the 2009 tax season, Neighborhood Tax Centers need 500 volunteers to prepare 15,000 returns for working families, which will bring in $20 million in refunds and credits for those families so they can meet their basic needs.

 

Event Sponsor:
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Event Website:
www.neighborhood-centers.org


Wednesday, December 3, 2008
(all day)
Start: Dec 2 2008 - 5:30pm
End: Dec 4 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

Neighborhood Tax Centers: Volunteer Training – December 2 and 4

 

 

Provide economic relief for working families who earn less than $45,000 a year. The Neighborhood Tax Center program, administered by Neighborhood Centers Inc., impacts families by helping them claim the Earned Income Credit — the nation’s largest anti-poverty program that is buried in the tax code.  This is a tax credit that working class families have earned, but generally pay high rates to commercial tax preparers to claim or not claim at all. During the 2009 tax season, Neighborhood Tax Centers need 500 volunteers to prepare 15,000 returns for working families, which will bring in $20 million in refunds and credits for those families so they can meet their basic needs.

 

Event Sponsor:
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Event Website:
www.neighborhood-centers.org


Thursday, December 4, 2008
End: 9:30 pm
Start: Dec 2 2008 - 5:30pm
End: Dec 4 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

Neighborhood Tax Centers: Volunteer Training – December 2 and 4

 

 

Provide economic relief for working families who earn less than $45,000 a year. The Neighborhood Tax Center program, administered by Neighborhood Centers Inc., impacts families by helping them claim the Earned Income Credit — the nation’s largest anti-poverty program that is buried in the tax code.  This is a tax credit that working class families have earned, but generally pay high rates to commercial tax preparers to claim or not claim at all. During the 2009 tax season, Neighborhood Tax Centers need 500 volunteers to prepare 15,000 returns for working families, which will bring in $20 million in refunds and credits for those families so they can meet their basic needs.

 

Event Sponsor:
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Event Website:
www.neighborhood-centers.org


Saturday, December 6, 2008
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

The Society of P.E.A.C.E. is honored to present Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony for our annual Holiday Event in Houston! Learn about the connection between world peace and our diet. Dr. Tuttle's insight will have a profound effect on the way you view the world and your food choices!

Event Sponsor:
The Society of P.E.A.C.E. (People for the Earth, Animals, Compassion & Enlightenment)

Event Website:
www.societyofpeace.org/downloads/SOPWorldPeaceDietHolidayEventDec2008.pdf


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

Event Description:

As part of its monthly film series, Houston Indymedia will screen "Ground Noise and Static: Free Speech Under Attack at the RNC" at 7:00pm Saturday, December 6th at Rice Cinema.

This documentary, by subMedia TV and PepperSpray Productions, is a 30 minute video report on the demonstrations that were held outside the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The filmmakers went there not to report on either party's convention, but to cover the creative actions that were taking place outside which the corporate media would all but ignore. The film contains from-the-streets footage capturing protests from both conventions, and arrests made at the RNC. "Don't be diverted by the ground noise and static..." is the phrase John McCain used to dismiss the protesters who shouted out during his acceptance speech.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Independent Media Center

Event Website:
www.himc.org


Thursday, December 11, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come to the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance (second Thursday of each month). This month, we're continuing our discussion about priorities and strategizing for the future. 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.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Gold mining blossoms in the state of Guerrero in southern Mexico.

How do indigenous people feel about it? Are they being respected? Is their livelihood being threatened? Google Guerrero Gold and all you get is mining prospect reports. Learn more, another side, tonight

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

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


Thursday, December 18, 2008
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

WHAT: Fair Trade shopping night to benefit HPJC (Houston Peace and Justice Center)
WHEN: Thursday, December 18, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Ten Thousand Villages, 2424 Rice Blvd # A.
WHY: Ten Thousand Villages is a national network of shops run by the Mennonite Central Committee to promote just working conditions in developing nations.
(It's always good to shop at the stores, and especially good to do some of your last minute shopping on this evening, because 15% of the sales proceeds will go Houston Peace and Justice Center.)


Saturday, December 20, 2008
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

The Festival of Life is a PARTY and solstice event to celebrate life in the new , post-911 United States.

Bold new approaches in environmental , scientific , financial , spiritual , artistic , medical , energy frontiers must be explored for the joyful survival of the human race .

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance , Waldorf Shining Star , intergalactic artists 4 peace

Event Website:
paa-tx.org/node/3147


Start: 4:30 pm

Event Description:

FRIENDS, have you been partying like a holiday rock star?
Making the scene at the office party, the neighborhood dinner, your friends' seasonal gatherings...  Are you in party pain?
Find the relief you need at the "ANTACID TEST."

The ANTACID TEST is the second annual "JERRY CHRISTMAS CONCERT" benefitting KPFT 90.1 FM - Pacifica.

Nine bands will rock to the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead along with other inspired jams:

Event Sponsor:
KPFT

Event Website:
kpft.org


Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

WHAT: Meso-America Resiste!
WHEN: Saturday, December 20, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave. (one block east of Montrose)

Sedition is pleased to announce this appearance of the Beehive Collective in Houston. The Beehive has produced a series of amazingly intricate drawings that represent the struggles in the Americas using insects as an extended metaphor. The art is incredible but the politics behind the drawings is the real clincher! So come out and listen to Juan from the Beehive Collective. Bring $$ if you want to purchase posters or patches!

Event Sponsor:
Sedition Books

Event Website:
seditionbooks.org/node/75


Sunday, December 21, 2008
Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Self Respect, Self Defense & Self Determination

Featuring Mabel Williams and Kathleen Cleaver, with an introduction by Angela Davis.

Sunday. 12/21, 8pm @ Sedition Books (901 Richmond Ave.)

Event Sponsor:
Sedition Books

Event Website:
seditionbooks.org/node/79


Sunday, December 28, 2008
Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

SUBTITLE: Fighting Goliath: TX Coal Wars/Mountaintop Removal/clips from EF!, RT & others

Rising Tide Houston and Global Justice for Animals & the Environment present two short films on the coal industry, as well as clips from Earth First!, Rising Tide, and other groups.

Event Sponsor:
various

Event Website:
seditionbooks.org/node/80


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