Events

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Saturday, January 3, 2009
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

"Cruelty-free desserts all day!"

It's the first Saturday of the month, and that means..Join us for our MONTHLY VEGAN BAKE SALE!

We'll have pies, cookies, brownies and/or other tasty treats..and drinks to wash it down!

Event Sponsor:
Sedition Books

Event Website:
www.seditionbooks.org


Sunday, January 4, 2009
Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

"Life in occupied Iraq"

(2008, 60 minutes, video)

Filmed over the course of three trips to Iraq as an independent videographer, this is a documentary not about soldiers, not about governments, but about Iraqi civilians and a handful of independent journalists in a country being turned into hell. A cinema verite narrative of daily life, disintegration, and the humor that ordinary people adapt when living in a warzone.

Event Sponsor:
Sedition Collective

Event Website:
www.seditionbooks.com


Thursday, January 8, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come to the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance (second Thursday of each month). This month, we're continuing our discussion about priorities and strategizing for the future. Other agenda items include what we should do about the attacks on Gaza. Come early (about 6:45PM) to visit; meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Bring something non-messy to eat or drink and share if you wish. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more info.


Saturday, January 17, 2009
Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Event Description:

Interested in sustainability? How about growing your own food? You can start with easy-to-grow fruit trees and berries that are specially selected for the southeast Texas area (unlike what you find at most nurseries and big box stores), at the Urban Harvest annual fruit tree sale. NEW THIS YEAR . . . More trees, Huge out of the weather sale area, 2,000 parking spaces right at the sale site, and more volunteers to help you move your trees! For best selection, be sure to arrive early. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the article title or "read the rest" link for more, including an attachment/flyer with a map.

Event Sponsor:
Urban Harvest

Event Website:
urbanharvest.org


Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Event Description:

NEW THIS YEAR . . . More trees,
Huge out of the weather sale area,
2,000 parking spaces right at the sale site,
and more volunteers to help you move your trees!

See the website for details, and classes ahead of time.

Event Sponsor:
Urban Harvest

Event Website:
www.urbanharvest.org/classesevents/calendar/tree_sale_2009.html


Monday, January 19, 2009
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

The 31st Annual Original Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade will take place on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The Parade begins at MLK @ The Palm Center at 2 pm, and ends at MacGregor Park. Immediately afterwards, in MacGregor Park there will be a program and concert for parade-goers. Before the parade, starting at noon, there will also be a march up MLK Blvd. from the south loop I-610 to Palm Center. These events are sponsored by The Black Heritage Society (Ovide Duncantell's group), and is not the big, commercialized, militarized MLK Grande Parade that will be downtown that morning. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the read the rest link for details.

Event Sponsor:
Black Heritage Society

Event Website:
originalmlkparade.org


Start: 6:45 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

What: Harris County GREEN PARTY
General Membership Meeting
When: JAN 19, 6:30-9:00 PM
(3rd Monday of every month)
Where: upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET
Westheimer at Weslayen (SW corner)
Proposed TOPICS: Elections --
HCGP Steering Committee positions,
Houston City Council seats, etc.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

In an e-mail to many, Dave Atwood of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) says:

"Please join us for a wonderful evening with Law Professor David Dow [University of Houston Law Center] and Consul General Pierre Grandjouan of France."

Event Sponsor:
TCADP, et al.

Event Website:
www.tcadp.org


Saturday, January 31, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

Event Description:

Final night of Iraqi Artists in Exile exhibit

Unveiling of line-up for 2009 Houston Palestine Film Festival

Gaza solidarity details to be announced

Reception with food, music, and other details to be announced

Event Sponsor:
Houston Palestine Film Festival (and others)

Event Website:
www.stationmuseum.com/


Sunday, February 1, 2009
Start: 1:15 pm

Event Description:

"Global Warming And Lessons from Living in Space" a talk at the next Houston Climate Protection Alliance meeting on Sunday February 1st, 1:15pm. Michael Lutomski, Risk Manager for the International Space Station in NASA will give the talk. Mike has had a calling to face the climate disruption challenge and so has prepared this slide show. Mike says the risk management concepts he uses for the International Space Station apply to thinking about the various forms of climate disruption that are possible. Mike says that on the International Space Station waste and water must be recycled and so have valuable lessons for our life on Spaceship Earth. Mike will be representing only himself during this presentation.

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


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