Event

Memorial To All Casualties of the Iraq & Afghanistan Wars

May 27 2007 - 10:00am
May 29 2007 - 6:00pm

Event Description:

Flag Display Honoring All Casualties of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars Ceremony: May 27th 10: AM to 6 PM @ Hermann Park, Houston, TX Volunteers are needed to read the names and place flags on 27th

Event Sponsor:
Veterans for Peace, Military Families Speak Out, CodePINK


Memorial to All Casualties of Iraq & Afghanistan Wars

May 27 2007 - 8:00am
May 29 2007 - 8:00am

Event Description:

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 28, 29
A Flag Memorial to all casualties of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Volunteers Needed to Read Names and place flags on the 27th
from 10:00 am to 6:00 PM
Hermann Park, Houston, Texas, at Fannin at Hermann Park Circle,
Houston, Texas,

Event Sponsor:
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 12, Military Families Speak Out, Houston Chapter, CodePINK, Houston


Peace Rally - Support Cindy Sheehan

May 14 2007 - 9:00am
May 14 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Humans for Peace will be having another anti-war protest on Monday May 14th
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will be held outside of the Mickey Leland Federal
Building located at 1919 Smith St., Houston, TX. This protest, along with
many others going on all around the country, will correspond with a march on
Washington D.C. led by Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in the Iraq war. For
all of you who are able to make it out, bring a sign, bring a friend, and
bring a smile.

Event Sponsor:
Humans 4 Peace

Event Website:
www.myspace.com/humans4peace


Take the Money and Run: Halliburton's Going Away Party

May 16 2007 - 8:00am
May 16 2007 - 11:00am

Event Description:

Halliburton: Take the Money and Run Going Away Party!

Halliburton's moving to Dubai, and David Lesar and Dick Cheney, the current and former CEO's of Halliburton, cordially invite you to the Halliburton Shareholders meeting and going away party.

Please save the date:

8 a.m. Wednesday, May 16th
At the beautiful The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center,
2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Global Awareness

Event Website:
www.houstonglobalawareness.org


Film Screening: Manufactured Landscapes

Jun 18 2008 - 7:00pm
Jun 18 2008 - 10:00pm

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


5 de Mayo Parade 2007

May 5 2007 - 10:00am
May 5 2007 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

Annual Downtown Parade Saturday May 5, 2007 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Commemorating the defeat of a small group of Indians against the powerful well-equipped French Army in Puebla, Mexico. Even though the French Army won the war, it gave the Mexican people inspiration as the battle was quite lengthly.

Event Sponsor:
LULAC


Houston RNs Have the Rx on Saving our Hospitals and Saving Lives!

Apr 26 2007 - 7:00pm
Apr 26 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

RNs to Host Town Hall Meeting in Houston, TX

EVER WONDER…
Why it takes so long to answer your call light and get the safe care you deserve for the price you pay in today’s broken healthcare system? The fact is that patients must always come first in our hospitals.

Event Sponsor:
National Nurses Organizing Committee

Event Website:
www.calnurses.org/nnoc/texas/pdf/0407_TexasTownhallFlyer.pdf


Roy Zimmerman Performs in The Woodlands

Apr 14 2007 - 8:00pm

Event Description:

Political Satire-- well worth carpooling with friends to see!

If Gandhi had played guitar, grown hair and sung at the top of his lungs, he still wouldn't have had Roy Zimmerman's wicked sense of musical satire. On the other hand, Roy Zimmerman has never liberated a nation from a tyrannical oppressor. He's working on it though, one song at a time. Roy sings a compelling combination of socially conscious comedy and original music. It's Lenny Bruce meets Stephen Sondheim meets Phil Ochs in Brian Wilson's living room. Millbend co-producer and resident songwriter Pat Hanna will open this concert with a few of his pithy and politically incorrect songs.

Event Sponsor:
Millbend Coffeehouse


THE WORLD PEACE DIET: A free lecture & book signing with Will Tuttle, Ph.D.

Apr 16 2007 - 6:30pm
Apr 16 2007 - 8:30pm

Event Description:

THE WORLD PEACE DIET

We are pleased to present a free lecture & book signing event with Dr. Will Tuttle on Monday, April 16th in Houston! 

Dr. Tuttle is the author of The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony. This insightful book clearly articulates the connections between our food choices and the problems facing all living beings on the planet. It is a model for compassionate living and world peace. Dr. Tuttle's book has the power to change the world!  It is a must-read for ALL Peace activists!

Event Sponsor:
Society of PEACE

Event Website:
www.societyofpeace.org


March for Economic Justice

Mar 24 2007 - 12:00pm
Mar 24 2007 - 2:00pm

Event Description:

March for Economic Justice –  1 p.m. Saturday, March 24


Houston Coalition of Working People and the Poor has called this major march and rally to advance its 2007 agenda: raising the federal minimum wage, healthcare for all, and adequate funding of human needs programs, especially the critical entitlement programs that are up for re-authorization this year—Food Stamps and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Event Sponsor:
Houston Coalition of Working People and the Poor


Film Screening- "Out of Balance: Exxon Mobil's Impact on Climate Change"

Mar 27 2007 - 7:00pm
Mar 27 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

The Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) and the Houston Chapter of the Sierra Club are teaming up to present Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change. This film shows the influence that the largest company in the world has on governments, the media and citizens and what can be done about global warming. While the Earth’s climate is pushed further out of balance by increasing use of fossil fuels, ExxonMobil continues to assert undue influence around the world— making record profits while ignoring climate science for which there has been overwhelming consenus for over ten years.

Event Sponsor:
CLEAN & the Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club

Event Website:
www.cleanhoustob.org


Sign Making Party - Make Signs for Peace

Mar 17 2007 - 10:00am
Mar 17 2007 - 6:00pm

Event Description:

YOU and your friends are invited to a SIGN MAKING PARTY for PEACE

Why: Make giant signs and banners to use on Mar. 20 for the coordinated freeway blogging and candlelight vigil, on freeway overpasses for the 4th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Make your own sign stressing the need for peace and for bringing the troops home now. And of course, you can use your sign later, or donate it to someone else who will, as the freeway blogging is a continuing activity as long as US troops are in Iraq.


Freeway Blogging & Candlelight Vigil Marking the 4th Anniversary of Invasion/Occupation of Iraq

Mar 20 2007 - 6:00pm
Mar 20 2007 - 8:15pm

Event Description:

Mark the 4th anniversary of the invasion/occupation of Iraq with a Houston-style freeway blogging & candlelight vigil 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, on the six suspension bridges spanning Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), west of downtown Houston. This will be on the Montrose, Graustark, Mandell, Dunlavy, Woodhead, Hazard Bridges, bounded on the west by Shepherd Street and on the east by Main Street. Please come and join one of these groups, as we stand up for peace.
If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for details.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party, Progressive Action Alliance, Military Families Speak Out, World Can't Wait, KPFT, more

Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org


Dialogue: Racism - Tuesdays, starting Mar. 20

Mar 20 2007 - 7:00pm
May 21 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

March 20 - Dialogue: Racism - A program developed by The Center for the Healing of Racism to promote the sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and perspectives on racism among diverse groups of people.

Event Sponsor:
The Center for the Healing of Racism


Free Screening: "The Power of Community" and "Radically Simple"

Apr 21 2007 - 7:00pm
Apr 21 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Houston Institute for Culture
and the Havens Center Present


Topical Films and Discussions

Free and Open to the Public

All films 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098


Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama).

Accessible Havens Center is accessible. Please call 713-521-3686 for accessibilty information.

Havens Center Location Saturday, April 21

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 2004
Directed by Faith Morgan; Written and Produced by Faith Morgan, Eugene "Pat" Murphy and Megan Quinn

The independent documentary was inspired when Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. That year Pat had begun studying and speaking about worldwide peak oil production. In May, Pat and Faith attended the second meeting of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, a European group of oil geologists and scientists, which predicted that mankind was perilously close to having used up half of the world's oil resources. When they learned that Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, the couple wanted to see for themselves how Cuba had done this.

During their first trip to Cuba, in the summer of 2003, they found what Cubans call "The Special Period" astounding and Cuban's responses very moving. Faith found herself wanting to document on film Cuba's successes so that what they had done wouldn't be lost. Both of them wanted to learn more about Cuba's transition from large farms and plantations, and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides and fertilizers, to small organic farms and urban gardens. Cuba was undergoing a transition from a highly industrial society to a sustainable one. Cuba became, for them, a living example of how a country can successfully traverse what we all will have to deal with sooner or later, the reduction and loss of finite fossil fuel resources.

Radically Simple, 2005, 35mins
Directed by Jan Cannon

Imagine that you are first in line at a potluck supper. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much must you leave for your neighbors behind you - not just the 6 billion human beings, but our fellow creatures and the yet-to-be-born? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyle as a necessary step in transforming our unsustainable way of life. But it's the first step that is often the most intimidating.

In Radically Simple, we join engineer and author Jim Merkel as he presents his views on sustainable living in public presentations and workshops at his home. These meetings, which revolve around discussions on global economics and resource consumption, show Merkel leading by example. He demonstrates that a radically simple lifestyle - while at times intimidating - is not only possible but extremely satisfying.

Radically Simple is a practical, personal answer to the challenge laid down by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth that will appeal as much to "cultural creatives" and students as to policymakers and sustainability professionals.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Free Screening: Double Feature "Thirst" and "Global Banquet"

Apr 14 2007 - 7:00pm
Apr 14 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Houston Institute for Culture
and the Havens Center Present


Topical Films and Discussions

Free and Open to the Public

All films 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098


Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama).

Accessible Havens Center is accessible. Please call 713-521-3686 for accessibilty information.

Havens Center Location
Saturday, April 14

Thirst, 2004, 62mins
Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

Thirst offers a piercing look at the global corporate drive to control and profit from water. Is water part of a shared "commons", a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be sold and traded in a global marketplace? Thirst tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century.

Global Banquet, 2001, 50mins
Directed by Ann Macksoud and John Ankele

Details how several large multi-national corporations have come to dominate the food production business, driving small family farmers both in the US and developing world out of existence, controlling markets, destroying the ability of developing nations to feed themselves and perpetuating the structures which promote poverty and hunger.

Next Screening:

Saturday, April 21

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 2004
Directed by Faith Morgan; Written and Produced by Faith Morgan, Eugene "Pat" Murphy and Megan Quinn

The independent documentary was inspired when Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. That year Pat had begun studying and speaking about worldwide peak oil production. In May, Pat and Faith attended the second meeting of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, a European group of oil geologists and scientists, which predicted that mankind was perilously close to having used up half of the world's oil resources. When they learned that Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, the couple wanted to see for themselves how Cuba had done this.

During their first trip to Cuba, in the summer of 2003, they found what Cubans call "The Special Period" astounding and Cuban's responses very moving. Faith found herself wanting to document on film Cuba's successes so that what they had done wouldn't be lost. Both of them wanted to learn more about Cuba's transition from large farms and plantations, and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides and fertilizers, to small organic farms and urban gardens. Cuba was undergoing a transition from a highly industrial society to a sustainable one. Cuba became, for them, a living example of how a country can successfully traverse what we all will have to deal with sooner or later, the reduction and loss of finite fossil fuel resources.

Radically Simple, 2005, 35mins
Directed by Jan Cannon

Imagine that you are first in line at a potluck supper. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much must you leave for your neighbors behind you - not just the 6 billion human beings, but our fellow creatures and the yet-to-be-born? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyle as a necessary step in transforming our unsustainable way of life. But it's the first step that is often the most intimidating.

In Radically Simple, we join engineer and author Jim Merkel as he presents his views on sustainable living in public presentations and workshops at his home. These meetings, which revolve around discussions on global economics and resource consumption, show Merkel leading by example. He demonstrates that a radically simple lifestyle - while at times intimidating - is not only possible but extremely satisfying.

Radically Simple is a practical, personal answer to the challenge laid down by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth that will appeal as much to "cultural creatives" and students as to policymakers and sustainability professionals.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Free Screening: Double Feature on Women of Latin America

Mar 24 2007 - 7:00pm
Mar 24 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Houston Institute for Culture
and the Havens Center Present


Topical Films and Discussions

Free and Open to the Public

All films 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098


Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama).

Accessible Havens Center is accessible. Please call 713-521-3686 for accessibilty information.

Havens Center Location
Saturday, March 24

Women of Latin America Series

Mexico: Rebellion of the Weeping Women, 1992, 61mins

This is the story of Mexican women who have fought, and continue to fight, for equality and women's rights. They are women looking for children kidnapped during political pogroms, journalists, writers, and political activists. Machismo and the resulting sexism, as well as Catholicism and its perpetuation of the myth of the Virgin Mary as the standard for feminine behavior, are discussed as social factors contributing to the continued subjugation of Mexican women.

Ecuador: The Indigenous Woman, 1997, 57mins

Isolated in jungles, or crowded into large cities, Latin American Indians constitute the most exploited sector of society. This program traces the harsh life of indigenous women from several tribes, including the Otavalan, Puruha, and Quechua of Ecuador, from pre-Columbian times to the present. Topics discussed include rape as an ongoing practice; labor exploitation; the effects of acculturation; and racial and sexual discrimination.

Next Screening:

Saturday, April 14

Thirst, 2004, 62mins
Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

Thirst offers a piercing look at the global corporate drive to control and profit from water. Is water part of a shared "commons", a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be sold and traded in a global marketplace? Thirst tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century.

Global Banquet, 2001, 50mins
Directed by Ann Macksoud and John Ankele

Details how several large multi-national corporations have come to dominate the food production business, driving small family farmers both in the US and developing world out of existence, controlling markets, destroying the ability of developing nations to feed themselves and perpetuating the structures which promote poverty and hunger.

More information: http://www.houstonculture.org

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Free Screening: Marilyn Waring's Who's Counting - Sex, Lies and Global Economics

Mar 10 2007 - 7:00pm
Mar 10 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Houston Institute for Culture
and the Havens Center Present


Topical Films and Discussions

Free and Open to the Public

All films 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


4th Anniversary Iraq War Memorial

Mar 18 2007 - 10:00am
Mar 25 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

The event will honor and remember all the casualties of the Iraq war on the fourth anniversary of this war. There will be a flag planted for each American casualty, and a display memorializing the estimated Iraqi and civilian deaths resulting from the war.

Event Sponsor:
Military Families Speak Out, Houston, - Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12


Million Musician March Against the War, Austin

Mar 17 2007 - 12:00pm
Mar 17 2007 - 3:00pm

Event Description:

The "Million Musician March Against the War" in Austin, Saturday, March 17th, commemorates the beginning of the war against Iraq.

Musicians from near and far will participate, but that's just a way to make noise.

Event Sponsor:
Austin Against War, Texans for Peace, Code Pink, Instruments for Peace, Austin Center for Peace and Justice.

Event Website:
www.austinagainstwar.org


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