Event

PPC Annual Meeting 2007

Mar 10 2007 - 10:00am
Mar 10 2007 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

The PPC annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Progressive Alliance Conference of Texas. There are NO registration fees to attend the PPC annual meeting, it is open to everyone, however, if you wish to attend the Progressive Action Conference of Texas, please register and there are fees for lunch and the remaining part of the PACT conference.

Dennis Kucinich, presidential candidate for 2008 and long time progressive Democrat, will be the keynote speaker for the Progressive Alliance Conference of Texas, taking place at the same location. Also speaking at the conference will be Julie Coniglio, representative of the Progressive Democrats of America. We hope you will join us in San Antonio on March 10, 2007.

Location

The PPC annual meeting and PACT conference is at San Antonio's Northeast Service Center "Toolyard" at 10303 Toolyard, in northeast San Antonio.  Note that this is a change from the original tentative location. It's off Wurzbach Parkway---between Perrin Beitel and Thousand Oaks --- west of I-35 and north of the north loop I-410.


Peace Walk on March 17, The Woodlands

Mar 17 2007 - 2:00pm
Mar 17 2007 - 4:00pm

Event Description:

Hello friends of peace,

Below is a press release for an event we are planning for Sat. March 17. We would love for each of you to come and walk with us. I plan to speak about the Department of Peace and give each walker a brochure about it. Please come and pass this information to any and all! I hope to see you there. Wear a peace t-shirt if you have one!

Event Sponsor:
Lonestar Democratic Club

Event Website:
www.lonestardemocraticclub.org


RACE TO EXECUTION FILM SCREENING - Hosted by Isispages.com

Mar 17 2007 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

March 17, 2007
SHAPE Community Center
3903 Almeda Rd., Hou, TX 77004
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Film Screening
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Open Forum Discussion
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Light Reception

Event Sponsor:
The Isis Pages (www.isispages.com)

Event Website:
www.racetoexecution.com


Town Hall Meeting on Our Energy Future hosted by Mayor White

Mar 6 2007 - 6:30pm

Event Description:

Mayor White will host a Town Hall Meeting on our energy future. Texas sits at an energy crossroads.

Speakers include:
Tim Bradley, Prsident Kinder Morgan CO2 Company
Dr. Bob Pierce, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Joel Surface, Austin Clean Energy Incubator

Event Sponsor:
Texas Impact, Interfaith Ministries, NRDC, Citizen's Environmental Coalition

Event Website:
www.reenergizeTexas.org


A Scary Climate-Change Story

Mar 7 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Tim Mock will talk briefly about how climate change may have killed over half of life on earth multiple times. From Scientific American, October 2006: "Impact From the Deep: Strangling heat and gases emanating from the earth and sea, not asteroids, most likely caused several ancient mass extinctions. Could the same killer-greenhouse conditions build once again?" Location: Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire, www.NatureDiscoveryCenter.org (part of the regular monthly free talks, The Inquisitive Naturalist).

Event Sponsor:
Nature Discovery Center & Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Hearing on plan for Big Bend State Park

Feb 14 2007 - 7:00pm
Feb 14 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Sponsor:
Houston Sierra Club

Event Website:
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/feedback/public_comment


Stop the Dirty Coal Plants Action-Tell Merrill Lynch: Stop Funding TXU's Dirty Coal Plants

Feb 21 2007 - 12:00pm
Feb 21 2007 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

What: Tell Merrill Lynch--Stop Funding TXU's Dirty Coal Plants

Where Merrill Lynch; 1221 MCKINNEY STREET (at San Jacinto); downtown Houston

When: Wednesday Feb. 21 at Noon

Contact: Melissa; escramble('anothermotherforpeace','earthlink.net');; 281-455-3144; http://www.dirtymoney.org

Event Sponsor:
Rainforest Action Network

Event Website:
http://www.dirtymoney.org


Presentation on I-69 and How to Stop it

Feb 18 2007 - 5:30pm

Event Description:

What: Presentation on I-69 and how to stop it;
Who: RoadBlock Earth First;
When: Sunday Feb. 18 at 5:30 P.M.;
Where: The Artery 5401 Jackson at Prospect

ROADBLOCK ROADSHOW 2007!!!
There is a terrible concrete monster yearning to burst forth from
its slumber. It will be a leviathan feeding on corrupt
construction contracts, sweatshops, hydroelectric dams, big-box
stores, and resource extraction. It's shit will be free trade,
environmental devastation, and human suffering.

It is named I-69. While it currently sleeping between Canada's
industrial heartland and Indianapolis, it is dreaming of the coming
day (fast approaching in 2008) that it can grow, devastating all of
the land between central Indiana and the Texas-Mexico border.
There it will connect with the horrifying infrastructure projects
of the Plan Puebla Panama.

In order to slay this beast, people are organizing up and down the
middle of the United States, as well as across Central America. As
I-69 approaches the point of construction in our state, we want to
begin the vital work of developing networks of resistance with
other communities threatened by this road's projected route. From
Bloomington, IN to Central Texas, we want to talk about this road and
resistance to it, share inspiration with other activists, as well
as spread knowledge of direct action and diy skills.

We want to build the kind of lasting ties that will sustain us all
through a successful campaign to shut down the insane plans to let
the I-69 monster hatch and reproduce. In this, we are inspired by
resistance to the PPP in Central America, the self-organization of
farmers along the route all ready underway and by Earth First!'s
long history of successful fights to slay the road monster. We are
also motivated by the knowledge that we can't afford to fail- the
cost will be too high: the destruction of tens of thousands of
acres of forests, wetlands, and farms; increased oil consumption at
a time when we are facing catastrophic climate change; and the
elimination of hundreds of human communities along with the further
spread of suburban sprawl, convenience stores, and retail giants.

Features of the roadshow will include:
Plays!
Music!
Slideshows!
Puppets!
Skillshares!


Coal Fired Power Plants: A Threat to Public Health and the Environment

Feb 27 2007 - 6:00pm
Feb 27 2007 - 8:30pm

Event Description:

 Join the Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) as we present a forum which will address the fast-tracking of coal fired power plants in Texas. Contrary to what some electric power companies and politicians are telling the public, we do not need dirty coal fired power plants to generate electrical power for our growing state.

Event Sponsor:
Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN), UH Students fo

Event Website:
www.cleanhouston.org


Is Texas Executing Innocent People?

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

Event Description:

Executing Innocent People, Feb. 27, 2007

Join us for an interactive Panel Discussion with:

Sam Millsap, Former San Antonio district attorney

Event Sponsor:
KPFT, Houston Peace & Justice,SHAPE Center


Speak Out

Feb 28 2007 - 11:30am
Feb 28 2007 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

Speak Out!

The Bush Agenda. Understanding It. Stopping It.

The world faces a grave emergency. The very nature of U.S. society and its relationship to other countries are being reshaped in horrific ways before our eyes. Yet the full implications of these sweeping changes are not widely understood, even among those who oppose the Bush administration. This must change and resistance must grow.

Event Sponsor:
World Can't Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime

Event Website:
www.worldcantwait.org


HIFC Screening China Blue

Mar 3 2007 - 7:00pm
Mar 3 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Spread the word and come to the free screening of China Blue 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 1827 W. Alabama, west of Woodhead (The Havens Center). China Blue, 2006, 88 mins Directed by Micha X. Peled Saturday, March 3, 7:00pm Free and Open to the Public Houston Institute for Culture Havens Center 1827 W. Alabama Street Houston, Texas 77098 http://www.houstonculture.org/film Summary: CHINA BLUE takes us on a poignant journey inside a blue-jeans factory, where the working conditions Jasmine and her teenage friends must endure are harsh beyond imagination. They are also unlawful by international standards, and tensions in the factory are running high. So when the factory owner strikes a deal with a Western client and demands around-the-clock production to meet the deadline, a confrontation becomes inevitable. Shot clandestinely in China, under difficult conditions, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retail companies don’t want us to see - how the clothes we buy are actually made.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Sedition Books Open House

Feb 11 2007 - 1:00pm
Feb 11 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Sedition Books open house 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 4420 Washington Ave.
713-861-7735
Music, poetry, food.

Event Sponsor:
Sedition Books

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-861-7735

Event Fee:
Free


World Can't Wait - Drive out Bush Regime MARCH ON PENTAGON

Mar 17 2007 - 12:01pm
Mar 17 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

JOIN WORLD CAN’T WAIT - DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME
And a massive coalition of anti-war organizations to
MARCH ON THE PENTAGON Saturday March 17
End the War NOW! Impeach Bush for War Crimes!


 

Event Sponsor:
World Can't Wait & ANSWER Coalition

Event Contact Name:
Lea Mesa

Event Phone Contact Information:
866-973-4463

Event Website:
www.MarchOnThePentagon.org

Event Fee:
Free


Film Screening "When I Came Home" Documentary of the Plight of Homeless Veterans

Jan 31 2007 - 7:00pm
Jan 31 2007 - 9:30pm

Event Description:

WHEN I CAME HOME is a film about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the current war in Iraq. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them. 

Event Sponsor:
The Isis Pages

Event Contact Name:
Stephen Carter

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-748-1286

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.whenicamehome.bravenewtheaters.com/screening/show/8798-houston

Event Fee:
$10


Iraq War Summit & March - Sheila Jackson Lee

Jan 27 2007 - 1:00pm
Jan 27 2007 - 3:00pm

Event Description:

Subject:  IRAQ WAR SUMMIT: WHAT NEXT?

Summit and Peace March


THE IRAQ WAR SUMMIT: WHAT NEXT?
 
Join A Constructive Dialogue On Saving Lives Of Americans, Securing The Homeland, And Bringing Our Troops Home With Dignity.
 
WHO:             Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, academician, veterans, clergy and other invited guests

Event Sponsor:
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Event Contact Name:
Chonya Davis-Johnson

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.655.0050

Event Email Address:
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Stop the Coal Rush Rally and Lobby Day in Austin

Feb 11 2007 - 12:00am
Feb 12 2007 - 8:00pm

Event Description:

Take Action on Global Warming - Stop the Coal Rush

After 50 years of global warming,  there are now eight times as many floods, bad hurricanes, and other climate disasters.  Rising insurance rates mean global warming is costing us money now.  www.climateandinsurance.org Governor Perry and Texas utility companies plan to add a lot to Texas' global warming emissions by hurrying to build a bunch of  old-style, polluting coal plants.

Please join Houston Sierra Club, Houston Climate Protection Alliance, and other environmental groups in protesting this Coal Rush on Sunday February 11, 3pm on the Capitol Steps in Austin.  We are organizing transportation and lodging.  Travel funds are available .   If you can, stay overnight for our Stop the Coal Rush Lobby Day on Monday February 12.  

If you cannot come to Austin, please visit or write your Texas State Representative and Texas State Senator to ask them to vote for a time out in coal plant permitting, and for bills on energy efficiency and renewable energy.   You can look up who represents you on www.capitol.state.tx.us

To register www.stopthecoalrush.com

Event Sponsor:
Houston Sierra Club

Event Contact Name:
Nan Hildreth

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-842-6643

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

Event Fee:
Modest charge for bus and lodging. Scholarships available.


Statewide Anti-war March in Austin

Jan 27 2007 - 3:00pm
Jan 27 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Check web site below for details.

To arrange carpooling from Houston, please post a note on the PAA discussion list, or come to the 4th Friday Flicks event http://www.paa-tx.org/node/2467 the evening before the Austin protest.

Event Sponsor:
American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Texans for Peace, Palestinian Solidarity Committee, International Socialist Organiz

Event Contact Name:

Event Phone Contact Information:
Karen Burke 512-659-4564, Martin Thomen 512-380-030

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.thirdcoastactivist.org/events.html#jan27


Environmental Film Festival

Feb 7 2007 - 7:00pm
Feb 7 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "If our technology is so
great than why are we still relying on such a depleting resource to
run our cars?"
C.L.E.A.N. and the Rice Environmental Club are kicking off an
Environmental Film Series with "Who Killed The Electric Car?" showing
at the Rice Media Center on Wednesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. This will
be a quarterly event with a Question and Answer session to follow each
screening. The event is free to the public and donations are always
welcome. For more information and driving directions go to
www.cleanhouston.org or call (713) 524-3000.

Event Sponsor:
citizens league for environmental action now and rice environmental club

Event Contact Name:
Geoffrey Castro, executive director

Event Phone Contact Information:
(713) 524-3000

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

Event Fee:
Free! Donations are always welcomed


What We Can Do About Global Warming

Jan 21 2007 - 1:00pm

Event Description:

"What We Can Do About Global Warming", a talk by Nancy Benthien, will be Sunday, January 21, 1pm in Room 304 of First Unitarian Universalist Church.    "The key point is that we have the technologies we need to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions at 500 parts per million, but it will take action by individuals and communities."  says Ms. Benthien.   

Nancy, a consulting geologist, has just returned from the Al Gore training school for speakers, theClimateProject.org.  So far, the Climate Project has trained 900 people to talk about global warming and its solutions.  Mr. Gore is thrilled to report that in the last two months, more talks have been given by these trainees than he gave during the last ten years.  

The talk is co-sponsored by Houston Climate Protection Alliance and the Green Sanctuary Committee of First Unitarian Universalist Church.   The church is at 5200 Fannin at Southmore, 77004.   This is two blocks north of the Museum of Fine Arts and Hermann Park.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Contact Name:
Nan Hildreth

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-443-3104

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

Event Fee:
Free


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