Events

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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


Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

As part of its monthly film series, Houston Indymedia will screen 'Gaza Ghetto: Portrait of a Palestinian Family' at 7:00pm, Wednesday, February 4th at Rice Cinema.

Much of the mainstream discourse about the current conflict in Gaza portrays it as an eternal struggle between two groups fighting since biblical times. 'Gaza Ghetto' dispels this myth, examining the impact of displacement on the life of Abu el-Adel and his family through intimate scenes of daily life in Jabalia, the largest Palestinian refugee camp. The film follows them as they return to the site of their former village, now the site of a Jewish settlement inside Israel. As the grandfather and great-grandfather point out an orchard and sycamore fig that used to belong to their family, a Jewish resident emerges and orders them to leave, claiming they need a permit to be at the site. After spending this time with Abu el-Adel and his grandchildren you will understand how the roots of the Palestine-Israel conflict influence today's harsh realities and dreams of peace, justice and stability. 'Gaza Ghetto' is the first documentary film made in Gaza, and sadly all of the themes still seem as excruciatingly relevant 20 years later.

After the film, we will be joined by local Palestinian activists for a discussion about the ongoing crisis.

This event is cosponsored by the Houston Palestine Film Festival and the Houston Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine.

Rice Cinema is located at Rice University, Entrance #8 (University & Stockton). We will be asking for donations at the door, however, no one will be turned away. For more information visit himc.org.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Join us for an exciting and informal program for travelers, art lovers, history buffs and those who follow the modern cultural-political environment of the US and Mexico.

The Land of Enchantment
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
6:00-7:00pm Reception - Drop by to mingle
7:00-8:00pm Program - The Land of Enchantment
East End Urban Market
716 Telephone Road
Houston, Texas 77023

Event Sponsor:
Houston Monthly & Houston Institute for Culture

Event Website:
www.houstonmonthly.org


Friday, February 13, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Roy Zimmerman Concert
Friday evening, February 13th, 2009
8:00pm (with a potluck at 7:00pm)
Silent auction before and during the first set

In a House Concert in Houston near St Thomas University.
Reservations required. Space Limited.
For those who would like to come early, it will preceded by a potluck at 7:00pm (bring something you like and share)

Event Sponsor:
Houston Chapter of the ACLU of Texas

Event Website:
action.aclu.org/site/Calendar/2005439024?view=Detail&id=104601


Monday, February 16, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Big Brass Bravo! New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band Meets Mariachi MECA
7:00pm, Monday, February 16, 2009
Houston Institute for Culture
708-B Telephone Road @ Lockwood
Houston, Texas 77023
Free

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture & MECA

Event Website:
www.houstonculture.org


Thursday, February 19, 2009
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come to the February monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance (a week later than usual). This month, we're continuing our discussion about priorities and strategizing for the future. We're inviting representatives from other progressive organizations to come and help us plan events that will help us all network with each other and develop a more effective force for change. 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.


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