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Sunday, December 4, 2005
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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Monday, December 5, 2005
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


Tuesday, December 6, 2005
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)


Wednesday, December 7, 2005
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.


Thursday, December 8, 2005
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


Friday, December 9, 2005
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


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


Saturday, December 10, 2005
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.


Thursday, December 15, 2005
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


Saturday, December 31, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm
Start: Dec 31 2005 - 6:00pm
End: Jan 1 2006 - 2:00am

Event Description:

YOU are invited to join with other progressives (and people who don't mind being around progressives talking about politics) to a pot-luck New Year's eve party at the home of Bill and Cheryl Crosier.

Bring:
Something to eat or drink, or your voice or a musical instrument
(one of the above is plenty)
Or just bring yourself.  Feel free to bring friends, too.  We never have to worry about enough food with a pot-luck party.
Bring flyers, signs, etc. for candidates or for upcoming events for your favorite organizations.  We'll have a literature table.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-641-4941

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
progressiveactionalliance.org/node/1120


Sunday, January 1, 2006
End: 2:00 am
Start: Dec 31 2005 - 6:00pm
End: Jan 1 2006 - 2:00am

Event Description:

YOU are invited to join with other progressives (and people who don't mind being around progressives talking about politics) to a pot-luck New Year's eve party at the home of Bill and Cheryl Crosier.

Bring:
Something to eat or drink, or your voice or a musical instrument
(one of the above is plenty)
Or just bring yourself.  Feel free to bring friends, too.  We never have to worry about enough food with a pot-luck party.
Bring flyers, signs, etc. for candidates or for upcoming events for your favorite organizations.  We'll have a literature table.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-641-4941

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
progressiveactionalliance.org/node/1120


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