Event

International Day of Peace

Sep 21 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

Decade of Nonviolence-Houston will sponsor an observance focused on interfaith respect and understanding.  Area schools will be encouraged to promote those goals during the week of September 18-22, and organizations that have endorsed the Decade will be asked to observe Peace Week with activities appropriate to their missions and programs.

Event Website:
www.decadeofnonviolencehouston.org


[Progressive Forum] George Soros

Sep 7 2006 - 7:30pm
Sep 7 2006 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Private patron reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Founders' Club—Book signing after the program

Soros is Chairman of the Open Society Institute and author of The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror.  Born into a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, teenager George Soros escaped the Nazi and Russian occupations of World War II.  In 1956, he moved to Wall Street where he became the world's most successful financial trader, then used his fortune to establish foundations to undermine the kind of totalitarianism he experienced in his youth.  His network of foundations is active in more than 50 countries, donating more than $400 million a year to build the infrastructure of open societies.  Themes from Soros' latest book include his criticism of the Bush administration as a threat to America's open society and the peace and stability of the international order, as well as the global energy crisis, financial theory, nuclear proliferation, and much more. Purchase tickets online at http://www.progressiveforumhouston.org/ , or call 713-315-2525, or visit the Hobby Center box office at 800 Bagby Street (This box office service is for the Soros event only.).  Books will be on sale throughout the evening by Barnes & Noble. 

Purchase tickets 

Tickets $19 to $59, discounts for seniors 65 and over, groups of 10 or more, and students.  Valid ID required at door.  Patron tickets of $110 include preferred seating location, private patron reception with the speaker, and a free autographed book.  All tickets will be an extra $5 more at the door.  For the hearing impaired, headsets are available at the box office or from the ushers.


The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - UHCL’s Film and Speaker Series

Sep 8 2006 - 7:00pm
Sep 8 2006 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada." This film won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival including best actor, Tommy Lee Jones, and best screen play. The distinguished speaker, Dr. Beatrice Edwards, currently the International Program Director at the Government Accountability Project, Washington DC, works to enforce anti-corruption policies at the UN, the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank. Previously, Dr. Edwards worked for the Organization of American States. She is the daughter of staunch Democrat, Grace Edwards. DON'T MISS THIS ONE

Event Sponsor:
University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)

Event Website:
www.uhcl.edu

Event Fee:
Admission is $ 2.75 per film. A season ticket pass is $12.00 and provides admission to all films


"V" for Vendetta - UHCL’s Film and Speaker Series

Aug 26 2006 - 7:00pm
Aug 26 2006 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

V for Vendetta,” The film, starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, is set in futuristic totalitarian Britain and tells the story of a revolution against tyranny and oppression in a society fraught with corruption and cruelty. The distinguished speaker is Dr. Stephen "Arch" Erich.

Event Sponsor:
University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL)

Event Website:
www.uhcl.edu

Event Fee:
Admission is $ 2.75 per film. A season ticket pass is $12.00 and provides admission to all films


Fourth Friday Flicks & Fun

Aug 25 2006 - 6:30pm
Aug 25 2006 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Several groups are teaming up to present a film series of politically-oriented movies, and hope you'll join us to relax and have fun.

The first film, scheduled for Aug. 25, is The Time is Now - click on the link for details.   The movie sheds light on episodes of American foreign policy that link our government to torture and other war crimes, and the arming and training of terrorists, both at home and abroad.  It connects these horrors to each of us, with an intimacy that is both comforting and at the same time unsettling.  The Time is Now heralds a new voice and a courageous new examination of America.  This searing political monologue exposes shocking discoveries in a way that is part plea, part confessional, and part outcry.  It emphasizes the need for a U.S. Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.641.4941

Event Fee:
$4 suggested donation, no one turned away


Impeachment Town Hall Meeting

Sep 4 2006 - 1:00pm
Sep 4 2006 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

 

Tired of high crimes & misdemeanors in the White House, but don't know what to do about them? 

On Labor Day, Sep. 4, join us for an

IMPEACHMENT TOWN HALL MEETING

with special guest and keynote speaker

ANN WRIGHT 

Learn how to support the US Constitution

and achieve (non-violent, of course) regime change here in the US.

(If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for details.) 

Ann Wright

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance; Co-Sponsors--Houston chapters of VFP & Code Pink

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.641.4941

Event Fee:
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away due to lack of funds


Houston AU Speaker on Intelligent Design

Sep 16 2006 - 10:00am
Sep 16 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Americans United for Separation of Church & State, Houston, present Dr. Barbara Forrest, co-author of Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design and expert witness in the Dover, Pennsylvania ID case.  The meeting will be free and open to the public, but AU asks for RSVPs at escramble('HoustonAU','flash.net');.  Remember to bring $3 in change or bills if you plan to park in the lot across the street from the theatre.


August Air Quality Townhall Meeting

Aug 23 2006 - 6:00pm
Aug 23 2006 - 8:00pm

Event Description:

Hosted by County Commissioner #2 Sylvia Garcia and State Representative , Dist. 143. Ana Hernandez.  Representatives A. Hernandez and J. Ferrar are already working on the 2007 state environmental legislative agenda.  They need to hear from us verbally and in writing.  Bring your specific concerns, ideas, plans or actions wanted.  Prepare to submit a specific, concise written request/idea/action related to energy (transportation, petrochemical plants, and power plants), air quality, and public health. consider attaching a copy of any appropriate energy, air quality, or public health resolution that passed your precinct convention, senatorial district convention, or Harris County Democratic Party and relevant city or county health budget numbers to your 1-2 minute verbal presentation.  You get to tell your short story. And your written material can be used by our representatives to craft what we want to protect our communities.  For more information, contact Commissioner Garcia’s office (713-924-3975) or Representative Hernandez’s office (713-675-8596).  


Public hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Aug 12 2006 - 2:00pm
Aug 12 2006 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

Congressman Gene Green invites you to a Public Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Community Security. There is an intense national debate to reform our current immigration and border policies. This Public Hearing presents an opportunity for the community to participate and share their concerns directly with political leaders of every level of government in the Harris County area. Please join us as we engage in a public dialogue to explore solutions to this issue.

Contact Armando Walle, 281-999-5879, or Adriana Cadena, 713-228-6400 x-14, for for information.


Muslim Roundtable Dialogue at Rice University

Aug 7 2006 - 3:00pm
Aug 7 2006 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

Government Officials and Local Imams Together in a Dialogue

The Imam Roundtable is an inaugural attempt to bring together Muslim religious leaders [imams] with federal and local government officials in order to facilitate a dialogue.  Imams are in a special position in the community of devout Muslims given their significant role not only in religious functions but also many times as the source for guidance on non-religious issues.  By creating an environment for a productive, honest and candid discussion, the various stakeholders at the Roundtable will better understand each other.  This understanding is an essential step to further the development of relationships which will aid both parties in addressing the issues impacting the Muslim-American community.

  • Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department   of Homeland Security, Daniel Sutherland
  • Houston City Council Member, M. J. Khan
  • President of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, Rodwan Saleh
  • Director of the Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the City of Houston, Dennis Storemski
  • Imams from various mosques throughout the greater Houston area
  •  Other government officials

Contact Mustafa at escramble('mitameez','gmail.com'); or call 713-247-9600 for more information.

Map to Rice - Closest parking is in the Central Parking Garage 


Compassionate Communication Workshop

Aug 12 2006 - 10:30am
Aug 12 2006 - 12:30pm

Event Description:

Compassionate Communication is a language that serves life and which is being practically applied in educational institutions, business and industry, social service agencies and politically charged situations, as well as in families and personal relationships – all around the world.

Compassionate Communication (CC) is a way of interacting that facilitates the flow of communication needed to exchange information and resolve differences peacefully.

  • CC focuses on shared human values and needs, and encourages the use of language that increases goodwill and avoidance of language that contributes to resentment or lowered self-esteem.
  • CC assumes that enriching life is the most satisfying motivation for doing things, rather than being motivated by fear, guilt, blame, or shame.
  • CC emphasizes taking personal responsibility for choices and improving the quality of relationships as a primary goal.
  • CC  is effective even when other people involved are not familiar with the process.

To read more about Compassionate Communication or to obtain the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.

Brenda Hardt, a board member of Decade of Nonviolence-Houston and the Peace With Justice Coordinator of The United Methodist Church, will give a brief introduction to this process  based on identifying universally shared standards and needs.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace and Justice Center

Event Contact Name:
Dave Atwood

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-693-5710

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
A free-will donation to HPJC of $10 or whatever you can afford. No one turned away!


KPFT movie night - the birth of Pacifica

Aug 1 2006 - 7:00pm
Aug 1 2006 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

KPFT FREE MOVIE NIGHT

"KPFA ON THE AIR"

Interested in the birth and history of Pacifica?

Come to one or both of the two upcoming showings of "KPFA on the Air", at the next KPFT movie nights.  If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the title to read the entire article.

Event Sponsor:
KPFT

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-526-4000

Event Website:
kpft.org


Second Peak Oil Miniconference

Aug 13 2006 - 1:00pm
Aug 13 2006 - 5:30pm

Event Description:

Maintaining our way of life depends on cheap oil but this is ending.

Global oil production will peak soon, if it hasn’t already, and then decline.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peak Oil Progressives, 1st Unitarian Universalist Community Involvement Committee, Oil Patch Democrats-Houston, PAA

Event Contact Name:
Donald Cook

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-705-5594

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.HoustonPeakOil.org

Event Fee:
$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds


HCDP Johnson-Rayburn Dinner / Fundraiser

Sep 30 2006 - 6:00pm
Sep 30 2006 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30, as the Harris County Democratic Party will be holding its annual big dollar fund raiser:  the Johnson-Rayburn Dinner.  This year the event has attracted as its featured speaker one of the darlings of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, United States Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.  Feingold is presently rumored to be exploring a Presidential race in 2008.  

Featured speaker:  US Senator Russ Feingold

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Democratic Party

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-802-0085

Event Website:
hcdp.org/

Event Fee:
$125 per person (parking and payment details forthcoming)


[HCDP Issues Forum] Clean Government

Oct 21 2006 - 9:30am
Oct 21 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

This Fighting Back Workshop is the eighth in a series of issue forums planned for this election year. Learn effective ways to frame and discuss the culture of corruption and the need for clean government. All candidates and Democratic activists are invited to attend. Sponsored by the HCDP and Democracy for Houston. Suggested donation: $10.00. RSVP: 713-802-0085, escramble('hcdp','hcdp.org'); or escramble('murvin','gmail.com');

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


[HCDP Issues Forum] Security

Sep 9 2006 - 9:30am
Sep 9 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

This Fighting Back Workshop is the seventh om a series planned for this election year. Learn effective ways to frame and discuss security polices. All candidates and Democratic activists are invited to attend. RSVP: 713-8092-0085; escramble('hcdp','hcdp.org'); or escramble('murvin','gmail.com');

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


[HCDP Issues Forum] Healthcare

Aug 19 2006 - 9:30am
Aug 19 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

This Fighting Back Workshop is the sixth in a series of issue forums planned for this election year. Learn effective ways to frame and discuss labor and working conditions. All candidates and Democratic activitsts are invited to attend. Sponsored by the HCDP and Democracy for Houston. RSVP: 713-802-0085; escramble('hcdp','hcdp.org'); or escramble('murvin','gmail.com');

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


[HCDP Issues Forum] Labor and Working Conditions Workshop

Jul 22 2006 - 9:30am
Jul 22 2006 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

Agenda : HCDP Labor and Working Conditions Workshop

RSVP:  713-802-0085, escramble('hcdp','hcdp.org');, or escramble('murvin','gmail.com');
Fifth  in a Series of Interactive Workshops created to energize and inform concerned citizens by helping them better understand the Democratic perspective on provocative issues of the election year.

 

Event Fee:
Suggested donation: $10.00


HCDP’s YEAR OF THE YELLOW DOG CELEBRATION

Jul 8 2006 - 6:00pm
Jul 8 2006 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The Harris County Democratic Party invites you to celebrate the Year of the Dog...Democrat style!  Chinese dinner will be served, including vegetarian dishes.  Music. Entertainment.  Silent auction.  Cash bar

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Democratic Party

Event Contact Name:
Phillip McNutt

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-802-0085

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.hcdp.org/yoyd.html

Event Fee:
$35/HCDP Non-Sustaining member, $30/HCDP Sustaining member,$25 Full-time Student under 26, $15 16 or Younger


Chris Mooney's Lecture: "The War on Science" - June 22

Jun 22 2006 - 7:00pm
Jun 22 2006 - 8:30pm

Event Description:

 

Event Sponsor:
Texas Freedom Network

Event Contact Name:
Ian Davis

Event Phone Contact Information:
(512) 322-0545

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.tfn.org/faithandfreedom/houston/

Event Fee:
FREE


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