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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

As part of its monthly film series, Houston Indymedia will screen 'Gaza Ghetto: Portrait of a Palestinian Family' at 7:00pm, Wednesday, February 4th at Rice Cinema.

Much of the mainstream discourse about the current conflict in Gaza portrays it as an eternal struggle between two groups fighting since biblical times. 'Gaza Ghetto' dispels this myth, examining the impact of displacement on the life of Abu el-Adel and his family through intimate scenes of daily life in Jabalia, the largest Palestinian refugee camp. The film follows them as they return to the site of their former village, now the site of a Jewish settlement inside Israel. As the grandfather and great-grandfather point out an orchard and sycamore fig that used to belong to their family, a Jewish resident emerges and orders them to leave, claiming they need a permit to be at the site. After spending this time with Abu el-Adel and his grandchildren you will understand how the roots of the Palestine-Israel conflict influence today's harsh realities and dreams of peace, justice and stability. 'Gaza Ghetto' is the first documentary film made in Gaza, and sadly all of the themes still seem as excruciatingly relevant 20 years later.

After the film, we will be joined by local Palestinian activists for a discussion about the ongoing crisis.

This event is cosponsored by the Houston Palestine Film Festival and the Houston Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine.

Rice Cinema is located at Rice University, Entrance #8 (University & Stockton). We will be asking for donations at the door, however, no one will be turned away. For more information visit himc.org.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Join us for an exciting and informal program for travelers, art lovers, history buffs and those who follow the modern cultural-political environment of the US and Mexico.

The Land of Enchantment
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
6:00-7:00pm Reception - Drop by to mingle
7:00-8:00pm Program - The Land of Enchantment
East End Urban Market
716 Telephone Road
Houston, Texas 77023

Event Sponsor:
Houston Monthly & Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonmonthly.org


Friday, February 13, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Roy Zimmerman Concert
Friday evening, February 13th, 2009
8:00pm (with a potluck at 7:00pm)
Silent auction before and during the first set

In a House Concert in Houston near St Thomas University.
Reservations required. Space Limited.
For those who would like to come early, it will preceded by a potluck at 7:00pm (bring something you like and share)

Event Sponsor:
Houston Chapter of the ACLU of Texas

Event Website:
action.aclu.org/site/Calendar/2005439024?view=Detail&id=104601


Monday, February 16, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Big Brass Bravo! New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band Meets Mariachi MECA
7:00pm, Monday, February 16, 2009
Houston Institute for Culture
708-B Telephone Road @ Lockwood
Houston, Texas 77023
Free

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture & MECA

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Thursday, February 19, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come to the February monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance (a week later than usual). This month, we're continuing our discussion about priorities and strategizing for the future. We're inviting representatives from other progressive organizations to come and help us plan events that will help us all network with each other and develop a more effective force for change. 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.


Sunday, February 22, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Please join us for the film "Mardi Gras: Made in China" on Sunday night. There will also be a short presentation about future plans for Houston Institute for Culture. Here are the details:

Mardi Gras: Made in China
7:00pm, Sunday, February 22, 2009
Houston Institute for Culture
708-B Telephone Road
Houston, Texas 77023
Free

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Monday, February 23, 2009
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Students for a Democratic Society at UH is having a workshop on immigration detention centers in the US. The workshop will be 2 short films and a presentation. Free pizza and soda.

2 days:
Monday, February 23 from 4-5 pm at the UH university center (UC) Pacific room. The room is downstairs.

Event Sponsor:
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

Event Website:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=51192314755&ref=ts


Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

As part of its monthly film series, Houston Indymedia will screen 'Pirate Radio USA’ at 7:00pm, Wednesday, February 25th at Rice Cinema.

Pirate Radio USA is a documentary about the underground world of illegal radio in America, where people play what they want and say what they want–unless the FCC catches them…

Event Website:
www.himc.org


Friday, February 27, 2009
Start: 5:00 pm
Start: Feb 27 2009 - 5:00pm
End: Mar 1 2009 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Keynote Speaker: Amy Goodman
Register now at http://www.dsausa.org/yds/Feb2009/confreg.html.

President-elect Barack Obama has yet to sit in the Oval Office, but the nation’s political and social scenes are already changing. The questions to ask are “what kind of change” and “what can we do?” To answer them, Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) is hosting, “Beyond the Ballot: Making the Movement Matter,” a national three-day conference that will bring together progressive youth and movement veterans to discuss strategies for the new terrain on which we struggle.

Event Sponsor:
Young Democratic Socialists

Event Website:
www.ydsusa.org/news/beyond-the-ballot-2009


Saturday, February 28, 2009
(all day)
Start: Feb 27 2009 - 5:00pm
End: Mar 1 2009 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Keynote Speaker: Amy Goodman
Register now at http://www.dsausa.org/yds/Feb2009/confreg.html.

President-elect Barack Obama has yet to sit in the Oval Office, but the nation’s political and social scenes are already changing. The questions to ask are “what kind of change” and “what can we do?” To answer them, Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) is hosting, “Beyond the Ballot: Making the Movement Matter,” a national three-day conference that will bring together progressive youth and movement veterans to discuss strategies for the new terrain on which we struggle.

Event Sponsor:
Young Democratic Socialists

Event Website:
www.ydsusa.org/news/beyond-the-ballot-2009


Sunday, March 1, 2009
End: 7:00 pm
Start: Feb 27 2009 - 5:00pm
End: Mar 1 2009 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Keynote Speaker: Amy Goodman
Register now at http://www.dsausa.org/yds/Feb2009/confreg.html.

President-elect Barack Obama has yet to sit in the Oval Office, but the nation’s political and social scenes are already changing. The questions to ask are “what kind of change” and “what can we do?” To answer them, Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) is hosting, “Beyond the Ballot: Making the Movement Matter,” a national three-day conference that will bring together progressive youth and movement veterans to discuss strategies for the new terrain on which we struggle.

Event Sponsor:
Young Democratic Socialists

Event Website:
www.ydsusa.org/news/beyond-the-ballot-2009


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