Upcoming Progressive Events - week of October 24th, 2005

Submitted by PAAMember on October 24, 2005 - 3:01pm. ::

There is also a more complete listing of events on the right side of
the front page of the PAA website, below are the events for the next


Altar for Emma Tenayuca
Oct. 19 through Nov. 6
4 - 8pm, Wed - Fri; 2 - 8pm, Sat & Sun

Houston Institute for Culture will exhibit an altar for Emma Tenayuca
to educate about the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead, and to
inform viewers about modern issues on the US-Mexico border. A second
altar will raise awareness of increasing violence against women in
the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The event is free.

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City Council Candidates & Verifiable Paper Trail
Start: Oct 25 2005 - 7:30pm

Houston City Council Candidates Forum- Voter Verifiable Paper Audit

Tuesday, Oct. 25 7:30 p.m. Rice University

The Rice University Young Democrats and The Progressive Populist
Caucus of the Texas Democratic Party invite Houston City Council
candidates and the community to hear a brief presentation on the
Election Reform Committee of the Harris County Democratic Party's
position regarding the necessity for a voter verifiable paper audit
trail with our Hart InterCivic (E-Slate) electronic voting system.

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House Party City Council Candidate
Start: Oct 27 2005 - 7:00pm

You're invited to a house party to meet DENNIS CARTER, Candidate for
Houston City Council District A

Dennis is a Green Party candidate and is the only current challenger
to the incumbent, Republican Toni Lawrence

Where is District A? http://www.houstontx.gov/council/maps/a.html

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Houston Social Forum Fundraiser at Helios!

Start: Oct 29 2005 - 6:00pm
End: Oct 30 2005 - 2:00am

Party with the Houston Social Forum at Helios 411

Several bands will be playing including

* Meridea Rosa
* Bart Boyce
* DJ AJ5s
* Free Radicals ...
* and more

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2000th Soldier Memorial Houston (tentative - depends on the casualty
count as of Thursday, October 27th - please check website for details)

Start: Oct 29 2005 - 6:30pm
End: Nov 5 2005 - 6:30pm

You are invited to participate in a week-long memorial to the 2000th
US military casualty of the Iraq war, in the Heights in Houston. It
will begin the Saturday after the announced 2000th US casualty of the
Iraq war, with a ceremony each evening sponsored by a different
group, and ending the following Saturday (one week later) with a
larger ceremony.

I invite all of you to participate each evening -- especially on the
evening when the PAA and the Dept. of Peace group are planning a
ceremony, and on the final Saturday at the end of the week.

The US casualty count as of today (according to http://
icasualties.org/ ) is 1996. This means that it looks like our
Houston ceremonies will probably begin next Saturday, Oct. 29, and
end Nov. 5.

The memorial will be on the Heights Boulevard esplanade in Houston,
between 10th and 11th Streets, by the World War II memorial (just
south of 11th).

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Department of Peace Fundraiser Sunday Lunch

Start: Oct 30 2005 - 12:00pm
End: Oct 30 2005 - 2:30pm

Dept of Peace Fundraiser Sunday Lunch on Oct. 30 12-2:30 p.m.

Raw Food Fundraiser to bBenefit the Department of Peace and
Nonviolence. Hosted by Vivian Brockmann 2930 Lazy Lane off Kirby and
San Felipe RSVP to Vivian by October 20 at
or by calling her at 713-524-9166 or 713-867-9049. You can also call
Kathy Kidd
at 713-443-9938. Space is limited, so reserve early!

Enjoy Organic Raw Foods prepared by Raw Foods Chef Extraordinaire,
Pat Greer.
Bring a place setting that you would use to set a table for the most
divine and exquisite being you know. I have attended one of these
and the food is so sacred and heavenly...your body feels as though it
has come home. Vivian lives in a home surrounded by woods and
walking trails. Come and enjoy a stroll before dining. All of your
senses will be fed.

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