Events

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Sunday, October 7, 2007
End: 5:30 pm
Start: Oct 4 2007 - 9:00am
End: Oct 7 2007 - 5:30pm

Event Description:

33 MILLION PEOPLE UPROOTED BY WAR 

Doctors Without Borders invites you to visit A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City, an outdoor educational exhibit staffed by Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aid workers, who will help you imagine that you are one of the 33 million people who have fled conflict around the world.

Event Sponsor:
Medicins Sans Frontieres

Event Website:
www.doctorswithoutborders.org


Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

http://1000lightsforpeace.org

The finale of Mahatma Gandhi Week - 2007 will be "1000 Lights For Peace" celebration at the Miller Outdoor Theater (Hermann Park) on Sunday, October 7, 2007 in the 5 to 7 in the evening. Mayor Bill White will be the Chief Guest. Keynote Speaker will be HISD Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra. Mark your calendar and come make your pledge for peace by lighting a candle at 1000 Lights For Peace.

Event Sponsor:
Mahatma Gandhi Library

Event Website:
1000lightsforpeace.org


Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Start: 11:59 pm
Start: Oct 9 2007 - 11:59pm
End: Oct 10 2007 - 11:59pm

Event Description:

October 9, 2007 (Oct. 7th is 30th day, but deadline moves to next business day, Tuesday, due to Columbus day)


Wednesday, October 10, 2007
End: 11:59 pm
Start: Oct 9 2007 - 11:59pm
End: Oct 10 2007 - 11:59pm

Event Description:

October 9, 2007 (Oct. 7th is 30th day, but deadline moves to next business day, Tuesday, due to Columbus day)


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

Event Description:

Join CLEAN as we host a screening of "The Future of Food" as part of our ongoing environmental film series.

Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

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

Event Website:
http://www.futureoffood.com


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Join our Low Carbon Diet class and lose 5,000 pounds in a month.
Learn how to measure your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce
them. The next group is starting October 3 and will meet for four
Wednesdays at First Unitarian Universalist Church in the Museum
District. There is no fee, but an optional book, Low Carbon Diet,
will be available at the first class for $13.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


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

Event Description:

Keith Harmon Snow is an independent journalist, writer, photographer, and genocide & human rights investigator who has worked in 43 countries. His work has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books and on-line venues in North America, Europe and Japan. He is a three-time winner of the Project Censored award for reportage on human right and genocide in Africa. His web site is www.allthingspass.com

Event Sponsor:
CLEAN

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org


Thursday, October 11, 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, 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.


Saturday, October 13, 2007
Start: 8:30 am
End: 4:30 pm

Event Description:

Texans for Peace presents it third annual "Teaching Peace in Texas Schools" conference. Workshops include "Teaching empathy through exercises in the math and science curricula," "Creating a culture of peace in the schools," "Encouraging student activism," "Working it out; empowering elementary school students to resolve their own conflicts," "Nonviolent communication in the schools," and "Peaceful vocations; a guide to counter-recruiting in our schools." Keynote speaker is noted author Jan Arnow, founder of the Louisville Kentucky-based Intercultural Institute and longtime proponent of nonviolent communication techniques in education.

Event Sponsor:
Texans for Peace, co-sponsored by Houston Peace and Justice Center and Decade of Nonviolence Houston

Event Website:
www.texansforpeace.org/ConferenceTeachingPeace.htm


Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Join our Low Carbon Diet class and lose 5,000 pounds in a month.
Learn how to measure your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce
them. The next group is starting October 3 and will meet for four
Wednesdays at First Unitarian Universalist Church in the Museum
District. There is no fee, but an optional book, Low Carbon Diet,
will be available at the first class for $13.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection ALliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Monday, October 22, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Join our Low Carbon Diet class and lose 5,000 pounds in a month.
Learn how to measure your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce
them. The next group is starting October 3 and will meet for four
Wednesdays at First Unitarian Universalist Church in the Museum
District. There is no fee, but an optional book, Low Carbon Diet,
will be available at the first class for $13.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

For this airing, we will feature video and people involved in the Free School Movement.
(For instance, see www.therealschoolhouston.org/)

Take part in local, progressive television every other Wednesday, 9-10 PM; public access cable TV inside Houston city limits (Comcast 17; Kingwood 98, CableMax 95). 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, October 27, 2007
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Held in Austin the previous seven years, organizers decided to hold it in Harris County this year because this county sends so many people to death row, more than any other state save Texas itself.

Event Sponsor:
MANY

Event Website:
marchtoendexecution.org/coming_events.html


Sunday, October 28, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Kerry Max Cook, exonerated Death Row inmate, activist against capital punishment, and best-selling author, will speak at St. Bernadette Church

Kerry Max Cook is an innocent man who wrongly served two decades in Texas’s notorious death house for the brutal 1977 rape and murder of 21-year-old Linda Jo Edwards. Cook’s struggle for freedom is said to be one of the worst cases of police and prosecutorial misconduct in American history.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Start: 11:59 pm

Event Description:

October 30, 2007 (must be received, not merely post marked)


Friday, November 2, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

On the ballot, statewide in Texas, are 16 state constitutional amendments.

In addition, Houston and some other cities are having city council and school board elections.

A number of school districts and other entities (including the Port of Houston) are having bond elections, as well.


Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

An Evening With
Dr. Cornel West
"Success vs Greatness"
Destroying Mediocrity in our Community

November 2nd, 2007
Friday 6:30PM

provocative, engaging, challenging

Event Website:
prodigiummedia.com/


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

Event Description:

On Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Artist Rescue Mission (ARM) and the Station Museum initiate Project Iraq with the film Iraq in Fragments.

Project Iraq is a yearlong project to raise awareness about Iraqi art and culture, and to render assistance to artists affected by the war. Presentations about the project will be made by artist Gertrude Barnstone and Jame Harithas. The evening features the film Iraq in Fragments, a film of modern day Iraq told by Iraqis living in war and occupation, nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, and winner of the Sundance Awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography. A block party outside the Station Museum with free food and music concludes the evening at the Station Museum. 713.529-6900 or email escramble('threetrillion','yahoo.com.');

Event Sponsor:
Artist Rescue Mission and The Station Museum


Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

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