Event

Green Party National Convention

Jul 10 2008 - 12:01pm
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


memorial to the casualty of the World War 2

May 9 2008 - 7:00pm
May 9 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

You are invited to participate in the memorial to the casualty of the World War 2, in the Heights in Houston.
It will be at 7 p.m. on 9 of May.
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).
Map: http://tinyurl.com/bp48h


Dr. Andre Droxler on "Global Warming"

May 16 2008 - 7:30pm
May 16 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

Rice University Professor and perhaps the best local climate-change scientist, Dr. Droxler will speak on a list of questions posed by a former Gulf Oil Vice President:
How do we know it is happening?
What are greenhouse gases?
How do they cause global warming?
How is human activity involved?
What are the likely consequences?
How sure are we?
What can we do about it?
7:30-9:30 PM, Friday, May 16, 2008
St. Paul's Methodist, 5501 S. Main, 2nd floor gym
Free, optional donation for Foundation for Contemporary Theology expenses
Questions -- Dick Whanger, 713-723-0858, or Houston Climate Protection Alliance, escramble('TimCMock','gmail.com');

Event Sponsor:
Foundation for Contemporary Theology


It's a party - a GREEN Party! (@ UofH)

Apr 23 2008 - 11:30am
Apr 23 2008 - 1:30pm

Event Description:

The Green Party Free Speech and Ballot Access Festival
University of Houston Main Campus
Lynn Eusan Park
(near the giant red, white, and blue jumping jack).

Wednesday, April 23 * 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
- free food
- live music
- grandiose, long-winded speeches
- FREE Green Party buttons!- Petitions to sign -- if you qualify (see fine-print on flyers available here and there)

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.harriscountygreenparty.org/resources/flyers/uhparty4c.pdf


Green Party Candidate Forum

Apr 27 2008 - 2:00pm
Apr 27 2008 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

Green Party Candidate Forum in Houston
2-5 PM at The Havens Center, 1827 W Alabama

Speakers include: kat swift, presidential candidate; SKCM Curry, VP candidate; Tom Davis, candidate for US Senate from Texas; Art Browning, candidate for Texas RR Commissioner. (We may move downtown to join direct action.)

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Words for Peace 5: Condemn Invasion

Mar 30 2008 - 7:00pm
Mar 30 2008 - 11:00pm

Event Description:

Writers, musicians, cartoonists will offer a window into the culture of Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran as well as their personal responses to war and invasion at Voices Breaking Boundaries’ annual event Words For Peace 5: Condemn Invasion. VBB will partner up with Words Without Borders and will showcase readings from Najem Wali, Hayan Charara, Farnoosh Moshiri, and Zara Houshmand, music by Inaam Wali, cartoons by Mazen Kerbaj, as well as performances by students from Lee High School. Community organizations will have tables at the event. Those include KPFT Pacifica Radio (90.1 FM), Artists Rescue Mission, Houston Palestine Film Festival, Peace Jam, and Brazos Bookstore, which will be selling many books including A Mirror Garden and Literature from the Axis of Evil. Writers and musicians will be available to sign their work after the performance. This event is cosponsored by DiverseWorks, Brazos Bookstore, and KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM.

Event Sponsor:
Voices Breaking Boundaries

Event Website:
www.vbbarts.org


Ann Wright on the Imperative of Dissent

Mar 24 2008 - 12:00pm
Mar 25 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Ann Wright, one of all too few public officials to resign in protest of the impending invasion and now occupation of Iraq, returns to Houston Monday, March 24 through Tuesday, March 25, to speak at the University of Houston, Brazos Books and the University of St. Thomas.

Event Sponsor:
Multiple


Die-in at the Marine Recruiting Station

Mar 19 2008 - 12:00pm
Mar 19 2008 - 2:00pm

Event Description:

This is an event to die-in at the Marine Recruiting Station on 701 San Jacinto. We will also be doing street theater and agitation with whatever crowd we happen upon. It will begin at noon on March 19th, the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Event Sponsor:
The World Can't Wait

Event Website:
worldcantwait.net


Join In: Freeway Blogging for Peace Commemorating 5th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Hwy 59 Bridges

Mar 20 2008 - 4:00pm
Mar 20 2008 - 6:00pm

Event Description:

Graustark St. bridge over US-59, Mar. 29, 2007 Activists across the country are marking the 5th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq with activities spanning several days. Join the Houston freeway bloggers 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 20, on the Hwy 59 bridges and show your allegiance with the majority of Americans who want peace and an end to the Iraq occupation. Approximately 6000 vehicles pass under these bridges in each direction, EACH HOUR during the period we'll be there, so you WILL be noticed. If you don't have a sign, come anyway, and help hold large signs that others have made, and wave to the traffic.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance, Green Party, Code Pink, Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 911 for Truth, Humans 4 Peace,

Event Website:
paa-tx.org


Event to Condemn Waterboarding and All Forms of Torture

Mar 12 2008 - 3:00pm
Mar 12 2008 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

Event simulating waterboarding and press conference condemning the use of waterboarding, stress positions and other forms of torture in response to president Bush's veto of the bill outlawing torture techniques.

Event Sponsor:
HPJC/VFP Houston Chapter 12


Housing as a Human Right with Lenwood Johnson and Bill Quigley of New Orleans 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Rothko Chapel

Mar 18 2008 - 7:30pm
Mar 18 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Lenwood Johnson is well know to Houston's progressive community as the leader of the fight to stop destruction of Allen Parkway Village, a model low-income housing project on land near downtown that developers wanted (and partially succeeded) in getting their hands on. Bill Quigley, a leading activist for poor people in New Orleans, is a professor at the Loyola University College of Law and director of its law clinic. Architectural historian Stephen Fox will introduce the speakers. 7:30 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. For more information, call the Chapel, 713/524-9839 or visit www.rothkochapel.org.

Event Sponsor:
Rothko Chapel

Event Website:
www.rothkochapel.org


World Matters Film Festival April 1-10 University of St. Thomas

Apr 1 2008 - 7:00pm
Apr 10 2008 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

The World Matters Film Festival
Presented by Houston Institute for Culture and University of St Thomas

April 1 - 10, 2008
Free and open to the public
http://www.houstonculture.org/film

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and Literal Magazine

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/film


Film Screening- "What a Way To Go"

Apr 9 2008 - 7:00pm
Apr 9 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

In What A Way to Go, a middle class man comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the Culture of Empire. The film addresses the questions: What is it doing to us as thoughtful human beings as we face the overwhelming challenges of: * Peaking fossil fuel flow rates? * Critically degraded ecosystems? * A changing climate? * An exploding global population? * Teetering global economies? * An unstable political climate? And what is it doing to the rest of the life on this planet? Following the film a special guest speaker will address questions from the audience.
The event is free and open to the public.

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

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org


5th Anniversary candlelight vigil in The Woodlands

Mar 19 2008 - 6:00pm
Mar 19 2008 - 8:00pm

Event Description:

The Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County is hosting this memorial candlelight silent vigil "to remember all of those who have been harmed and their families."

Event Sponsor:
Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County

Event Website:
www.peaceandjusticenetwork.org


Rally Marking 5th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Mason Park, S. 75th St. & Tipps St.

Mar 15 2008 - 2:00pm
Mar 15 2008 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is coming up soon, and people in the Houston area want to express their opposition to the war and their demand that all the troops be brought home now. Although the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee has been pretty busy with the struggle in Spring for the past four months, we could not let the fifth anniversary of this immoral, illegal, and imperialist war pass without opposition. And we know you feel the same way.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Workers Organizing Committee


Film Screening

Jan 29 2008 - 7:00pm
Jan 29 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

February 20th-- Manufactured Landscapes
Description: 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 to infinity, giant ships eviscerated, massive recycling dumps, expansive strip mines. His goal is to portray humanity's relationship to nature as we pursue progress. Director Jennifer Baichwal makes insightful choices. The film perfectly balances the images of Burtynsky with those of talented cinematographer/creative consultant Peter Mettler And when Burtynsky speaks, he neither celebrates nor condemns but simply explores who we are in relation to our planet. We extract things from the environment to survive, and that is damaging the world

Event Sponsor:
Clean - Citizens League for Environmnetal Action Now

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org


Rally to Remove DA Rosenthal et al.

Jan 31 2008 - 11:45am
Jan 31 2008 - 1:25pm

Event Description:

Attend the Town Hall Meeting:
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at
Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church,
north side of MacGregor, east of 288 South Freeway

Join the rally:
NOON Thursday, Jan. 31
Outside Harris County Criminal Courthouse
1201 Franklin Street

Event Sponsor:
Multiple community organizations and organizers

Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org/node/2877


Mardi Gras comes early to Houston: See the New Zulu Mardi Gras Indians live Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 & 20

Jan 19 2008 - 7:00pm
Jan 20 2008 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indian In a performance by The New Zulu Mardi Gras Indians, Houstonians will have a rare opportunity to experience the unique rhythms, chants and elaborate costumes on New Orleans' Black Indians during Martin Luther King weekend.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org/indians/


Harris County Women's Political Caucus Reception

Feb 26 2008 - 6:30pm
Feb 26 2008 - 8:30pm

Event Description:

The Harris County Women's Political Caucus will have a reception at Cafe Express at Uptown Park on February 26th at 6:30pm. The Caucus invites interested members to attend and learn more about the organization and candidates seeking election in 2008!

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Women's Political Caucus


Houston Indymedia Presents: Films Beyond Borders

Jan 16 2008 - 8:00pm
Jan 16 2008 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Wednesday, January 16 Houston Indymedia Presents: Films Beyond Borders

Houston Indymedia is proud to continue our series of progressive documentary
films at Rice Cinema this January the 16th at 8pm, with 5 short films on
struggles for human dignity and freedom of movement. From Indiana, California
and Texas, the experiences of immigrant youth, anti-border activists and
detained migrants tell stories that can break through the systems of exclusion
and give a glimpse of our common humanity. The films include:

Event Sponsor:
Houston Indymedia

Event Website:
houston.indymedia.org/news/2008/01/62517.php


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