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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Join CLEAN as we feature Manufactured Landscapes as part of our 2008 Environmental Film Series. Manufactured Landscapes is the portrait of one man’s voyage as it follows celebrated still photographer Edward Burtynsky on a tour of Asia. Burtynsky takes large-format stills of industrial landscapes: factory workers lined up in infinity, giant ships eviscerated, massive recycling dumps, expansive strip mines. His goal is to portray humanity’s relationship to nature as we pursue progress. When Burtynsky speaks, he neither celebrates or condemns but simply explores who were are in relation to our planet. We extract things from the environment to survive, and that is damaging the world.

Event Sponsor:
CLEAN

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org


Thursday, June 19, 2008
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

WHAT - A Gulf Coast Juneteenth

WHEN - 7 pm, Thursday, June 19, 2008
WHERE - Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive (in Hermann Park),
Houston, Texas 77030

WHO - ReBirth Brass Band; Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
(Zydeco); Sherman Robertson and Trudy Lynn (Blues); and local
singer/songwriters and gospel artists.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
june19.org


Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Jeremy Scahill will release a fully revised and updated paperback edition of his intriguing international bestseller, “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”, at a fundraiser for KPFT, 90.1 FM in Houston, on Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

Event Sponsor:
KPFT

Event Website:
kpft.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=189&Itemid=101


Friday, June 27, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

On Friday, June 27, Artist Rescue Mission (ARM) http://artistrescuemission.org will auction 31 paintings by 8 different artists living in Iraq to benefit those same artists. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. at G Gallery http://ggalleryhouston.com at 301 E 11th Street, the Benefit offers assistance to the artists and insight into the war-torn Iraq, art meant “to tell about the suffering of our artists inside our wounded Iraq,” as one of the artists, Salem Al Haj writes.
The evening will offer the 31 paintings in a silent auction; the highest bid will take the painting when the bidding closes at 9:00 p.m. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more details.
Night From Baghdad graphic Night from Baghdad graphic

Event Sponsor:
Artist Rescue Mission

Event Website:
paa-tx.org/node/2980


Thursday, July 10, 2008
Start: 12:01 pm
Start: Jul 10 2008 - 12:01pm
End: Jul 13 2008 - 12:01pm

Event Description:

Over a thousand Greens from all over the world gather in Chicago from July 10th-13th for the 2008 U.S. Green Party National Nominating Convention. On Thursday and Friday, they join in Workshops to learn from one another. On Saturday, a National Party Platform will be adopted; then the National Nominating Convention will select the Green Party candidate for the 2008 Presidential Election. Sunday morning: workshops and connecting with fellow Greens.

Event Sponsor:
Green Party of the United States

Event Website:
www.greenparty2008.org/wiki/index.php/Home


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

Event Description:

Come to the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance Thursday, May 8. 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:
PAA

Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org


Friday, July 11, 2008
(all day)
Start: Jul 10 2008 - 12:01pm
End: Jul 13 2008 - 12:01pm

Event Description:

Over a thousand Greens from all over the world gather in Chicago from July 10th-13th for the 2008 U.S. Green Party National Nominating Convention. On Thursday and Friday, they join in Workshops to learn from one another. On Saturday, a National Party Platform will be adopted; then the National Nominating Convention will select the Green Party candidate for the 2008 Presidential Election. Sunday morning: workshops and connecting with fellow Greens.

Event Sponsor:
Green Party of the United States

Event Website:
www.greenparty2008.org/wiki/index.php/Home


Saturday, July 12, 2008
(all day)
Start: Jul 10 2008 - 12:01pm
End: Jul 13 2008 - 12:01pm

Event Description:

Over a thousand Greens from all over the world gather in Chicago from July 10th-13th for the 2008 U.S. Green Party National Nominating Convention. On Thursday and Friday, they join in Workshops to learn from one another. On Saturday, a National Party Platform will be adopted; then the National Nominating Convention will select the Green Party candidate for the 2008 Presidential Election. Sunday morning: workshops and connecting with fellow Greens.

Event Sponsor:
Green Party of the United States

Event Website:
www.greenparty2008.org/wiki/index.php/Home


Sunday, July 13, 2008
End: 12:01 pm
Start: Jul 10 2008 - 12:01pm
End: Jul 13 2008 - 12:01pm

Event Description:

Over a thousand Greens from all over the world gather in Chicago from July 10th-13th for the 2008 U.S. Green Party National Nominating Convention. On Thursday and Friday, they join in Workshops to learn from one another. On Saturday, a National Party Platform will be adopted; then the National Nominating Convention will select the Green Party candidate for the 2008 Presidential Election. Sunday morning: workshops and connecting with fellow Greens.

Event Sponsor:
Green Party of the United States

Event Website:
www.greenparty2008.org/wiki/index.php/Home


Friday, July 18, 2008
Start: 9:45 am
End: 12:01 pm

Event Description:

The Justice Coalition and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will hold an Inquiry of the state of Harris County criminal justice system. Congressman John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will be present to hear our concerns. To show these congressional representatives the great depth of the problems and the reasons we must have a national hearing, we need to fill the City Council Chamber and the overflow area in City Hall Annex.

Event Sponsor:
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the Justice Coalition


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