Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities Public Invited to Interactive Panel Discussions March 31 – April 3 at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

HOUSTON – The Rothko Chapel has scheduled a four-day symposium exploring economic inequality and ways communities can improve and sustain local economies. “Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities” is slated to start with the keynote at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Terry Tempest Williams, author, conservationist and activist, will serve as keynote. She is …

$10

2016 Houston Victory Fund & Institute Champagne Brunch

The Corinthian 202 Fannin St, Houston

Please join Victory in Houston for the 2016 Victory Fund & Institute Houston Champagne Brunch on Sunday, April 17th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We are excited to return to the fabulous Corinthian for our 2016 Brunch! Reserve your table TODAY! Table sponsorship levels/benefits and brunch event details are available at https://victoryfund.org/get-involved/events/victory-fund-houston-champagne-brunch. Table sponsorships …

“Resurrecting Black Wall Street”

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston

In Celebration of Black History Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will screen “Resurrecting Black Wall Street”, a 2015 documentary about one of the wealthiest African American communities that ever existed in the United States. Driven by the oil boom in the early 1920s, the Greenwood community of Tulsa, Oklahoma came to be …

Free

Twilight Meditation for International Women’s Day at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Honor the significance of International Women’s Day with Twilight Meditation at the Rothko Chapel. The meditation aims to focus on the plight of displaced women around the world. Join the Chapel for a time of meditation, reflection and conversation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 8, featuring meditation guided by Rev. Hannah …

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Criminal Justice Symposium at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

The Rothko Chapel is convening a symposium on criminal justice reform and mass incarceration in the U.S., subjects that are the center of much debate in recent years.   An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration will delve into human rights issue associated with mass incarceration and the associated harmful effects on individuals, families, …

Free

unPRESIDENTed: A Queer Political Cabaret

Super Happy Funland 3801 Polk Street, Houston

Rainbow Unicorn Cabaret presents: unPRESIDENTed: a queer political cabaret An anything goes queer variety show featuring politically charged drag, burlesque, sideshow, novelty acts, short films, and more! $10 at the door doors at 10 pm, show at 11pm Interested in performing? Contact: [email protected]

$10

Justice Advocacy Workshop

University of St. Thomas - Houston 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites the interested public to attend a Justice Advocacy Workshop taught by experts from TX Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy organization. The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston is the Houston chapter of TX Interfaith Power & Light, a division of TX Impact. The Justice Advocacy Workshop is free, …

Free

Connections between People & Nature: An Economist’s Viewpoint

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Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue… Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature. At the August web meeting, we welcome Professor Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Family …

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2017 Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring The Yes Men

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston

Join the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts for the 2017 Mitchell Artist Lecture, a landmark public program that annually features major figures in the world of artistic collaboration. This year’s speakers are artists and political activists, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, known together as The Yes Men. They've been doing …

Free, RSVP required

The War on Rats: (Mis)representing the Bubonic Plague

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston

Join Dr. Melissa Bailar, PhD. and Rice University Professor, for an evening of discussion on “The War on Rats: (Mis)representing the Bubonic Plague” at The Health Museum. Dr. Bailar will discuss various literary works that have influenced public perception and medical intervention in regards to the Bubonic Plague, a local outbreak that struck Galveston, Texas …

$10

From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston

From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia, presented by The Health Museum and Rice University’s graduate student Els Woudstra, will bridge from the conception of anorexia as a modern disease to its historical roots in religious self-starvation. During this discussion, Ms. Woudstra will review the history of this eating disorder by exploring case studies …

Jeffrey Payne Meet & Greet

Off the Vine Bistro 2865 Dulles Ave, Missouri City

Fort Bend CAN is excited to host a Meet & Greet for Jeffrey Payne at Off the Vine Bistro, 2865 Dulles Ave, Missouri City, TX. Please join us to learn more about this progressive candidate for Governor of the great state of Texas! Visit www.jeffrey4texas.com to get to know more about Jeffrey Payne. There will …

Free

Voter Registration Events

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved & need to update your registration, you can do so at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sept. 9 & 16. To check if you are registered, and at what address, see https://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search. Bring your TX driver’s license, or state-issued …

Free

Never Again

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston

6 Degrees premieres Never Again at MATCH, September 21-23, 2018 When Texas Legislation fights for a hanger to be the only option, diversity to be a dirty word race to be a weapon, sexuality to be crime What is the price for Texas? The Texas Legislation is a Circus. Resistance is the Finale. Houston, TX …

$20 – $35

The Texas Tribune Festival

Houston

The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us in downtown Austin for three days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. We are excited to announce more than 300 leading figures in politics, public policy and journalism who will join thousands of Texans to …

Houston Women: Agitating, Educating, Advocating

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston

Houston History Alliance www.houstonhistoryalliance.org presents a day-long conference featuring trailblazers such as former Mayor Annise Parker, Nikki Van Hightower, Ellen Cohen and others, who have shaped our city.  Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, President of Prairie A&M University is the keynote speaker. Houston Women: Agitating, Educating, Advocating is set for Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 …

$20 – $65

Conversos: A Secret Past

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston

Secrets. Every family has them. Some secrets span generations or change history. Discover how many older Spanish-speaking families in South Texas, Northern Mexico, and New Mexico are probably Jewish. The advent of DNA testing is revealing family stories that have remained untold until now. Learn about a conversos - Jews who were brought to Mexico …

$20.00

“Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here” with Elizabeth Yeampierre

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader, will deliver the 2018 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Her lecture, “Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here,” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the …

Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do

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You are invited to join Rosanne Barone, Program Director in Houston for Texas Campaign for the Environment, for an online talk on Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Rosanne will address policymaking at the local and state levels to achieve zero waste goals and …

Free

David Kaye – Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston 2222 West Loop South, Houston

The internet was designed as a promising global platform for free-speech and information sharing, according to David Kaye. However, this vast space has become a breeding ground for fake news, violence and hatred, threatening disaster all over the world. Over the years, three American behemoths--Facebook, YouTube and Twitter--became the way most of the world experiences …

$25

Harris County Voter Registration Event

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved & need to update your registration, you can do so at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sept. 22. To check if you are registered, and at what address, see https://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search. Bring your TX driver’s license, or state-issued i.d. to …

Free

Call Me Ann: A Rock Opera

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston

Call Me Ann is a rock opera biography of Ann Richards, and examines her life, her times, and what her election and subsequent re-election loss meant as her political career ended and George W. Bush's began. Texas and Houston characters and situations feature prominently, as her history intersects with Governor Mark White, President George W. …

$20

Unlock the Future for Immigrant Women and Girls

Hobby Family Pavilion at the Water Works - Buffalo Bayou Park 105 Sabine Street, Houston

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is hosting the “Unlock the Future” campaign with a rally in Houston. We are also issuing a Bill of Rights that will be delivered to top level government officials and launching an #UnlockTheFuture social media campaign. Immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities in …

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Annual MLK Birthday Celebration

Texas Southern University, Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs 3401 Cleburne Street, Houston

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6pm, Rothko Chapel and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs will celebrate the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement on environmental justice with a program, “Actions of Change: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Struggle for Environmental Justice.” The free program …

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Toxic Tour of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10am to 2pm, Rothko Chapel and Texas Environmental Justice Services will host a bus tour of toxic sites in Houston’s East End. The tour will be led by Juan Parras and Yvette Arellano of t.e.j.a.s. Tickets are $20 per person; registration is required at www.rothkochapel.org.

$20
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