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«November 18, 2005 - December 18, 2005»
11 / 18
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Event Description:

The Department of Visual Arts in the Rice Media Center will host a three-part event featuring the internationally-acclaimed photographer and nuclear activist James Lerager.  We especially invite you to participate in the public discussion, which will be led by Lerager prior to the opening reception for the exhibit.

Event Sponsor:
Department of Visual Arts, Rice University

Event Contact Name:
Rachel Boyle

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-348-4882

Event Email Address:
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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Join others interested in making the Houston Social Forum (HSF) happen. We meet almost every week to plan details for the HSF.This week, we are meeting Friday evening at Field of Greens, about 1/10 mile east of Kirby. It's a (mostly) vegetarian restaurant. Please join us! The phone # for Field of Greens is 713-533-0029.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum organizing committee

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-860-0431

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
houstonsocialforum.org


11 / 19
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Event Description:

We hope you are planning to participate in the march and rally against the war in Iraq on Saturday, November 19, in downtown Houston.

This is the event that was originally scheduled for September 24, the day that hundreds of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC and other cities to demand an end to the occupation of Iraq.  The Houston event was rescheduled because that was the day that hurricane Rita hit.  

Event Sponsor:
Houston November 19 Coalition

Event Contact Name:
David and Rona Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832.692.2306

Event Email Address:
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11 / 20
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Join the PAA in viewing Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Prices at the Artery!

This week, the director of "Uncovered: The War on Iraq" and "Outfoxed" released his latest film, "Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Prices." It's a powerful exposé on the toll the Wal-Mart behemoth has taken on workers and communities across the country, and how we can help turn the tide.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Website:
www.walmartmovie.com


11 / 21
11 / 22
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Event Description:

 

Call to Action!

Events: 

  • 11/22: Civil Disobedience
  • 11/23: Meal
  • 11/24: Memorial Dedication
  • 11/25: March/Rally
  • 11/26: Interfaith Service

 Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather to give thanks and celebrate the year


11 / 23
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11 / 26
11 / 27
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

We will be organizing this event, talking about workgroups, how to proceed, finalizing venue information and dates and times and working on a focus for this event. A social forum is an open space where different groups of civil society come together around the theme: "Another World is Possible." It is an event that works to build alternatives to globalization and totalitarian capitalism by bringing together a variety of groups and organizations all working on the same and similar issues. It seeks to make apparent the interconnectedness of all the issues and how all the various tactics that progressive and radical activists use work together for change.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum action group

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832 860 0431

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


11 / 28
11 / 29
11 / 30
12 / 1
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

A time to come and have intentional conversations on the questions that matter to us.

Invite others who will enjoy this non-partisan discourse in an innovative setting with food (potluck) and music, sponsored by the Houston Area Dept of Peace...Teaching ourselves peace and campaigning for a U.S. Dept of Peace and Nonviolence.

Event Website:
www.thenextdoorcoffeehouse.org


12 / 2
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

The 2005 Houston ACLU Gala with special guest AL FRANKEN!

Al Franken revolutionized comedy as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Now he is revolutionizing political commentary with his keen, ironic and hilarious observations. Mr. Franken authored Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, both best sellers. He currently hosts The Al Franken Show, Air America Radio’s flagship program, and has a new book, The Truth (with Jokes) (on sale at the event).

Event Sponsor:
Houston ACLU

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.aclu-houston.org/2005Gala

Event Fee:
Admission is $75.00 per person


12 / 3
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

You are invited to the first stop on the  David Van Os for Texas Attorney General Whistlestop Tour. Join us Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Barr Mansion 10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, Texas 78754  for a Democratic Hootenanny featuring our Guest Speaker - Jim Hightower

Event Fee:
$50 general seating Seating is limited


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Janette Sexton is a progressive candidate who will bring a fresh perspective to the Texas legislature. Your involvement and attendance will help us raise the funds necessary to drive out a radical Republican incumbent who is anti-gay, anti-choice, pro-death penalty, and who has failed to represent the interests of the people of District 144.

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-479-0934

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.sexton4district144.com

Event Fee:
$10.00 minimum donation


12 / 4
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

The next Houston Social Forum Planning meeting is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Houston Institute for Culture, 5555 Morningside Dr., Ste. 204. Click here for map. Meeting minutes from last Sunday (Nov. 27) will be posted to the HSF website shortly. 

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-860-0431

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

Event Fee:
Free!


Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

As many of you probably know, more than one Democrat is getting excited about the chance to help the Democratic Party gain more seats within the House of Representatives come November 2006; specifically in the realm of our own seventh congressional district, where John Culberson currently sits.

Event Contact Name:
Michael Hurta

Event Email Address:
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12 / 5
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are pleased to inform you that a growing number of organizations and individuals are working together to organize a large, spirited, and peaceful protest against Cheney, DeLay, and their policies of war, repression, torture, and injustice.

The growing list of co-sponsors for this protest include:
Bay Area New Democrats, Civilians Down, Code Pink, Community Involvement Committee of the 1st Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Democracy for Houston, Gold Star Families for Peace-Houston, Harris Co. Democrats, Harris Co. Green Party, Harris Co. Young Democrats, Houston Global Awareness Collective, Houston Peace Forum, International Socialist Organization, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, MoveOn, Peace Action, Progressive Action Alliance, Progressive Populist Caucus of the Texas Democratic Party, Progressive Workers Organizing Committee, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Troops Out Now CoalitionVeterans for Peace, Worldwide Movement for Justice and Peace, and more.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance and numerous others

Event Website:
houston.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/45968.php


12 / 6
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

The ACLU of Texas, Houston Regional office presents a series of Continuing Legal Education events that are open to the public - attorneys, activists, students and anyone interested.  The December presentation will feature the co-founder and Board Chair of Jane's Due Process, a non-profit Texas information and advocacy center helping pregnant teenagers seek legal relief for their reproductive choices.  Learn about the technical aspects of judicial bypass procedures and about how recent legislation affects these proceedings.  Cost is $30 to cover lunch & materials.  RSVP to

Event Sponsor:
ACLU of TX CLE

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
Cost $30 (covers lunch & materials)


12 / 7
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Live Oak Friends Meeting is holding a vigil for the Christian Peace Team hostages in Iraq. Vigils are being held simultaneously throughout the world in Quaker Meetings and Churches.
 
Please join us feel free to pass this information along to anyone committed to peace.


12 / 8
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come early to visit & gab
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: social/meet & greet
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: meeting

Agenda items include:

* Report on Nov 19 Out-of-Iraq march & rally


Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

An endorser of World Can’t Wait, Howard Zinn has been at the forefront of progressive thought in America for decades. Through archival materials, interviews with Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel Ellsbery, Tom Haden and Alice Walker and commentary from Zinn himself, this documentary chronicles the influential thinker's inspiring commitment to social change.
 
All proceeds go to The World Can’t Wait, A National Movement to Drive Out the Bush Regime. We are hosting this event as part of a massive week of fundraising to generate the money needed to place an ad in the NY Times calling for Bush to STEP DOWN and TAKE YOUR WHOLE PROGRAM WITH YOU! We are serious about what we are doing and we need serious money to get the job done!

Event Sponsor:
World Can


12 / 9
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Tonight I and other organizers are hosting a silent auction for The World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime
It will be at Winter Street Studios from 7 to 9:30PM.  We have received donations from local restaurants, artists, life coaches, massage theapists and theaters.  Come do a little holiday shopping, support a great cause and get to know more about who we are, what we've accomplished and where we are going as a movement.
Kate

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-686-4695

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


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Event Description:

Learning about grassroots, independent, and corporate media and how to tap into their various resources specific to the needs of the houston social forum's organizing committee. This Organizing Committee meets several times a month to organize for an event that will take place in late april 2006 with the theme "Another World is Possible." it is designed to be an open space for the meeting of the various groups of civil society in houston and beyond.

Event Contact Name:
Houston Social Forum Action Group

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


12 / 10
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Event Description:

Harris County AFL-CIO Council, December 10th International Human Rights Day - STREET HEAT Day of Action to Restore Workers’ Freedom to Form Unions and Bargain Collectively

  • Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Local 582
  • TWU’s School Bus Drivers in Cy-Fair ISD and Humble ISD 

Let’s Stand with these Workers!

Continental Airlines’ Fleet Service Workers and the Bus Drivers of Cy-Fair and Humble ISD want a Union.  The Transportation Workers Union and these Workers need our support.
 
December 10th is International Human Rights Day and is our National Day of Action to Restore Workers’ Freedom to Form Unions and Bargain Collectively.  Our Houston event in support of TWU will be just one of many events held across the country by workers and their Unions.  The Employee Free Choice Act that is now before Congress will protect workers who want to form a union and bargain a contract with their employer.  Unfortunately, under our present labor laws 25% of workers are fired for doing so or threatened with a plant closing and 1/3 never achieve first contact.
 
We need to turn out on Saturday, December 10th (you will be voting in the run-off on that same day) at 10:00 a.m. at the Mickey Leland Federal Bldg, 1919 Smith St., Downtown Houston, Wear your Union colors and bring your Union banners.  Show your support for workers.


12 / 11
12 / 12
12 / 13
12 / 14
12 / 15
Start: 8:00 am
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

Environmental & Energy Systems Institute/ Rice University
Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology
French Consulate-Houston

NANOTECHNOLOGIES for a SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
December 15, 2005 - 8:00-6:00
Rice University - Duncan Hall - McMurtry Auditorium

Event Contact Name:
Christine Gardner, Institute Coordinator

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-348-4700


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