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Historical Calendar of Progressive and Green Party Events 2005
Other progressive Houston calendars: Houston Peace and Justice, Houston Indymedia, Houston Justice Not War, Latinos por la Paz, KPFT Calendar
(Selected items often appear on multiple calendars; redundancy can be a good thing. We especially thank Herb Rothschild and cohorts at HPJC for consistently collaborative efforts which we echo here.)

2005
January
Saturday, January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(Make it so.)
Sunday, January 2

Pupetista Preparation for J20 and J22
yeah

Wednesday, January 5

6:30 - 7:15
Mecom Fountain (Montrose and Main)
Bring a sign and a candle, or come hold one of our signs
Amnesty International, Group 23

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). This Week: The Need for Radical Change in the way we live.
Guests: a communist, an anarchist, and a green.
Thursday, January 6
Texans for Medical Marijuana
Houston meeting about TMM Lobby Day in Austin, Feb. 17
6:30-8pm

Oak Forest Branch Library
1349 West 43rd Street
(832)-393-1960
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize...
This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information.
-- DIFFERENT PLACE: NOT Mykonos --
West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft
A block and a half east of Montrose

halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer

Sunday, January 9

Inauguration Preparation
2PM: Puppetista Organizing brief/Build for J20 and J22 actions
Bill Hicks Resurrection Laboratory, 2915 Delafield Rd
7PM
: J20 Spokescouncil meeting at Houston Indymedia Center (3414 La branch in the Midtown Arts Center)
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org

Monday, January 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, January 12
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We're meeting at a different places, lately; stay tuned.
Maybe this time: Pepper Tree Chinese Cafe, 3821 Richmond, one block east of Weslayan. Their number is 713-621-9488. Thanks for
the suggestion Scott.)
Thursday, January 13
The Houston Peace Forum inaugurates its 20th consecutive year with a
screening of "The End of Suburbia."
7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian-Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Room 302. For
more information, contact Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.
Saturday, January 15
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
(National Holiday celebrated Monday, Jan. 17 this year)

Diary of an Execution
at the Art Car Museum, 7PM
check Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for more

Fundraiser for "Inaugurate Yourself" Actions J20-J22
Evening at HELIOS: film screening, Free Radicals

Saturday-Sunday, January 15-16

Inauguration Preparation
Noon to 6PM: Puppetista Build
Bill Hicks Resurrection Laboratory, 2915 Delafield Rd
7PM Sunday
J20 Spokes Council meeting at Houston Indymedia Center (3414 La branch in the Midtown Arts Center)
www.houstonglobalawareness.org

Monday, January 17

Eleventh Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
starts at 10 AM
gather 8:30 am Texas and Bastrop

Afternoon Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
meet and assemble
1pm Texas and Chartres
(sponsored by Black Heritage Society)

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., SYMPOSIUM
Texas Southern University and Texas Friends of TransAfrica, with TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Rice University, Houston Community College System, and University of Houston.
Actor Danny Glover chairs the board of directors of the TransAfrica Forum
10 a.m. at Thurgood Marshall School of Law Room 107.
For more information, call 713/313-6848.

All PM: All kinds of workshops and trianing and solidarity
Bill Hicks Resurrection Laboratory, 2915 Delafield Rd
www.houstonglobalawareness.org

Rothko Chapel honors Martin Luther King Jr. with a program for people still growing. Featured performers: Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux performing "Escape to Freedom: The Resurrection of Harriet Tubman," and Sandra Organ and the Sandra Organ Dance Company. Limited seating, first come first served. 7:30 p.m. at the chapel, 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
TOPIC: HISD Building Green, Funding of Schools, Decision Making
Downtown Library closed for MLK holiday, so we'll meet at
Hare Krishna Temple,
1320 West 34th Street (AGENDA)
(on the North side of of 34th, at the intersection with Golf Street, between Shepherd and Ella, just east of the YMCA)
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards elsewhere. Ask where!

Wednesday, January 19
WHAT:INAUGURATE YOURSELF Organizing and Spokescouncil Meeting WHEN:WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19th @ 7pm WHERE:Houston Indymedia space, located at 3414 Labranch in the Midtown Arts Center. DETAILS
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPIC: HISD Building Green, Funding of Schools, Decision Making
SEE Building Green, see On Shaky Grounds (Houston Press)
Thursday, January 20

INAUGURATE YOURSELF!!
Call For Nonviolent Autonomous Action and Non-Cooperation
NOON
Rally in front of the library at the University of Houston for a festival of resistance.
free-form activity from dawn to dusk -- e.g. street theater, protest signs held over overpasses, banner drops, mall actions.

For more info, come to J20 action spokescouncil meetings 7pm every Sunday at Houston Indymedia space [3414 Labranch in the Midtown Arts Center] or contact:
Melissa Patrick, 281/455-3144, anothermotherforpeace@earthlink.net
Scott Parkin, houston_da@riseup.net
or visit www.houstonglobalawareness.org

“Not One Damn Dime Day” is another way to observe inauguration day. Noting that all the big money that backs Bush & Co. is throwing him a very expensive inauguration, one idea being floated around the country is to withdraw from Corporate America’s hold on the culture by spending nothing--no purchase at restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, and especially Wal-Mart. (If you shop there, it must be because you need a Living Wage. VOTE GREEN!)

Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe,
415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Saturday, January 22
Counter-Inaugural Protest, in Houston: Folks will be assembling at 12:30 PM at Market Square Park. At 1 pm we will march to Hermann Square/City Hall, 901 Bagby Street.
Call the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee at 832-692-2306.
FLYER: EN INGLES IN SPANISH
Tuesday, January 25

THERE IS A DELAY IN THE TRIAL AS ATTORNEYS FOR THE DEFENSE FILE A MOTION BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT ONCE MORE...so let's postpone tomorrow's action but begin to seriously organize to get our message to the US Attorney that we do not agree with the Death Penalty in this case!!

--- maria jimenez <dignidad@hotmail.com> wrote:
Several of us who have fought for immigrant rights for many years are very troubled by the US government decision to ask for the death penalty in the case of the truck driver of the vehicle where 19 immigrants perished on route to Houston.

We waited for the federal courts to resolve it. The appeal was turned down last week.

If jury selection proceeds in this case on Tuesday, January 25, we will be in front of the Federal Court, 515 Rusk, from 8:45 am to 9:30 am to demonstrate our opposition to the death penalty.

As people of conscience, we cannot remain silent.

Wednesday, January 26
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
THIS WEEK: Back at Mission Burrito, 2245 West Alabama.
(We meet at a different places; stay tuned.)
Saturday, January 29
AN EVENING WITH FORMER GOVERNOR GEORGE H. RYAN OF ILLINOIS
the Omni Hotel Southpark in Austin, Texas
Reception at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $75 per person. Sponsorships available.
See Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for more info
Film Series: 7PM. Sponsored by the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War's "Guerilla Theater Brigade." A special screening of "9/11 In Plane Site: The Director's Cut" at Ewan Chew Park, in the Montrose on Dunlavy Street, just north of the Southwest Freeway (US59). Bring your own beverage, and a lawn chair or blanket. -- for last-minute info call Robert at 713-528-0677

Houston ACORN New Year celebration and fundraiser
8 p.m.-2 a.m. at CWA Union Hall, 1730 Jefferson

Honorees this year:
The Honorable Sheila Jackson-Lee, US Representative
Patricio Espinoza, Reporter / Anchor Univision Channel 45
Cary Yates, Vice President Market Manager JPMorgan Chase Bank

DJ, dancing, light food, and a cash bar.
Tickets are $50, tables of 10 for $500. Sponsor levels are $1000, $500, $250, and $50.

Sunday, January 30

KPFT's Second Town Hall Meeting
1:30-4:50 PM
S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
3815 Live Oak St. at Alabama

The station wants to know how it can be of better service to its constituencies and the issues they care about.
Schedule:
1:30pm-2:00pm: Meet & Greet with free refreshments
2:00pm-4:00pm: Town Hall Meeting
4:30pm-4:50pm: Visit with local Stations Board, management, and staff.

For further information, call KPFT, 713-526-4000

Monday, January 31

Last day to sign up for free transportation and meals in connection with Texans for Medical Marijuana's lobby day in Austin on February 17. Call Karen Heikkala, 512/220-9209, email karen@texansformedicalmarijuana.org, or visit www.texansformedicalmarijuana.org

February
Tuesday, February 1

Texas Campaign Ethics Reform Houston Summit
University of St. Thomas, Jones Hall
6PM
Discuss the power of money in state elections and reform strategies in this part of a statewide effort to rally 10,000 Texans in support of campaign finance reform in the 2005 legislature. Confirmed speakers include: Houston Mayor Bill White; Mickey Jo Lawrence, former executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission; and Fred Lewis, president of Campaigns for People.
Sponsors include Muslim Public Affairs Council-Houston, League of Women Voters-Houston, AARP-Texas, Memorial West Republican Women, and American Association of University Women-Texas.
RSVP to patrick@campaignsforpeople.org to assure a seat and a meal.
For more information, contact MPAC-Houston, 713/797-6722.

Wednesday, February 2
Gray Panthers of Houston meeting, 2PM
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter, Houston 77042

Guest Speaker: Mr. Patrick Hansen, an organizer for Campaigns for People, an organization that strives to empower the voters of Texas to reduce the influence of special interests by mobilizing the public to support compaign finance and ethics reform. Everyone is invited.
Houston Gray Panthers meet the first Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendarsand plan to attend these meetings.

AIR POLLUTION SOLUTIONS/TOWN HALL MEETING
6:00 ­ 8:00 PM
Milby High School Auditorium
1601 Broadway Street

Councilmember Carol Alvarado and other elected officials are sponsoring this meeting in response to the series of Chronicle articles about toxic air pollution in East Houston. www.chron.com/toxics
Whether or not you live in East Houston, this issue is a concern for all Houstonians because it affects our economy and our quality of life. Come to this meeting to discuss air pollution solutions and learn about:
What chemicals are polluting our air?
How are you being affected?
What can you do to reduce exposure?
What can community leaders do to fix the problem?

Jane L. Laping, M.S., M.P.H.
Executive Director, Mothers for Clean Air
3100 Richmond, Suite 309
Houston, TX 77098
713-526-0110 phone; 713-526-0550 fax mfca@mothersforcleanair.org www.mothersforcleanair.org

Anti-Death Penalty Vigil
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet)
Amnesty International Group 23
holds this vigil on the first Wednesday of each month
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC THIS SHOW: Fourth Ward History - Slave Trade, Freedmen's Town, and more.
Thursday, February 3
Three Free Performances by Charlie King and Karen Brandow!
Progressive singers and songwriters well-known and appreciated by Houston audiences, perform for free at the College of the Mainland in Texas City. "Charlie is truly one of our greatest topical songwriters, in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Malvina Reynolds and Pete Seeger" - Ann Arbor Agenda.
9:30am music, readings, and slide show of the Civil Rights movement.
11:00am music, readings, and slide show on the IWW labor movement.
7:30pm general concert.
For locations on campus and other information, contact Blanca Comeaux, 409-938-1211 x212
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Committee to free Frances Newton
Next meeting is next Thursday, Feb. 3, 6-8 PM, at Highland Park, 3316 DeSoto, east of West TC Jester between Tidwell and Little York. Please
join us!
Friday, February 4
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8:00 PM.
This month: features a presentation called “Africa’s Only Hope:
Collective Self-Reliance” by Fr. Ed Schoellmann, who worked in Africa for many years. He has just returned from a three-month visit. His focus will be the Dar es Salaam Peace Declaration, which analyzes the cause of conflicts on the sub-continent.
Charlie King and Karen Brandow at Millbend Coffeehouse, 8:00 PM (at The Woodlands UU)
This one is not free, but these special musicians deserve our support. See MILLBEND.
Tuesday, February 8
KPFT FunDrive starts: www.kpft.org 90.1 FM radio
(now through Wednesday 23 February)
Committee to free Frances Newton
Follow-up to last Thurday's meeting; 2423 Dowling, NE corner, upstairs. (Texas Death Penalty office at the S.H.A.P.E. Administrative Center)
Monday-Wednesday, February 7-9
Eyes Wide Open: An Exhibition on the Human Cost of the Iraq War
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) made this moving exhibit to highlight some of the human costs of the Iraq War. It features more than 1,350 pairs of empty combat boots representing US soldiers who have died in Iraq, plus a wall of names of the Iraqi dead, all too rarely even mentioned.
Opening reception tonight, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th St. The show continues Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 9

Climate Change, Extreme Events, & Coastal Cities
Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University -- Free and open to the public. -- A conference on the impact of climate change for the more than one-third of world population that lives withing 100 km of a shoreline.
For more info, visit http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~eesi/scs/ or contact Gary Marfin, Program Director, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice U at 713.348.4133, gcmarfin@rice.edu (Thanks to Houston Sierra Club)

GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
We meet this time at Pepper Tree Chinese Cafe, 3821 Richmond, one block east of Weslayan. Their number is 713-621-9488.
Thursday, February 10
FOLK LEGEND BRINGS SONGS, STORIES TO UH
ODETTA - 7:30 p.m.

"Songs for Social Change" ­ Cullen Performance Hall, Entrance 1
University of Houston
free and open to the public!!!
For more information, www.uh.edu/admin/media/newsroom

FILM: Clogged Caps 3
Rice Cinema, Entrance 8, University at Stockton, Rice University.
A retrospective look at San Antonio, Texas' annual international graffiti arts festival, this movie explores a barrage of topics ranging from hip hop's foundation, cultural mores, taboos and social influence. It provides understanding and insight into the phenomenon of graffiti and hip hop culture in general, which has rapidly spread worldwide from its humble beginnings in New York City some 30 years ago. Filmmaker Haldun Morgan will be at the screening for Q&A. www.ricecinema.rice.edu

HOUSTON PEACE FORUM, 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Room 302, 5200 Fannin.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AT NO CHARGE.
Kathy Kidd, Houston Area Organizer for the Department of Peace discusses the status of the movement for this cabinet level position and will answer questions. Further info: contact Pat Nichols, 713-681-6267.
Progressive Action Alliance (PAA)
6:30pm-7:00pm: informal meet and greet (bring something to eat if you wish); 7:00pm-9:00pm: Meeting.
Location: Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, Houston, 6th floor, room 6.
The PAA promotes progressive candidates, ideas, and issues through action, advocacy, education, and networking. The PAA meets the 2nd Thursday of each month to share ideas and plan upcoming activities. Main issues include election and media reform, and ending the Iraq war. We also support the Department of Peace, economic and social justice, and other progressive issues.

Contact: http://progressiveactionalliance.org or Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941
Friday-Saturday, February 11-12
Major conference in Austin on justice for the Palestinians
(emphasis on the responsibility and work of American churches)
See this date at http://www.hpjc.org/majorevents.asp for more info
Proceedings begin at 1:00pm Friday and 9:30am Saturday at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 100 East 27th St., Austin.
Saturday, February 12
CITIES SEEING GREEN: THE BUILT AND BIOLOGICAL URBAN ENVIRONMENT
8:30AM - 5:15PM
McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, Rice U.

Rice University Envionment Club Conference -- free, open to public
[This conerence will discuss the role of greenspace in urban environments and current applications of 'green building' technologies across the country.]
For more info on topics and speakers, visit the Rice Environmental Club websit at http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~enviclub/ or e-mail enviclub@rice.edu
(Thanks to Houston Sierra Club)
PASTORS FOR PEACE PLANNING
5 PM at the SHAPE Community Center

Last regularly scheduled meeting for local support prior to the arrival of the Caravanistas (March 5). Please bring your energies, ideas, humanitarian aid, volunteer spirit, yes even a friend with you. All that we need we already have... in you, in each other. (They will be going to Chiapas, not Cuba this year.)
[If you cannot attend the meeting, please let Ernie McMillan know through Nathalie what you want to do to help. As she says, with the Iraq War a lot of simmering conflicts are not getting the light they need to keep safe.]
MUSIC: 8 PM at Millbend Coffee House in The Woodlands
"Emma's Revolution" features folk singers Pat Humphries and Sandy Opatow. For information about coffeehouse location and/or to purchase tickets in advance by credit card, visit www.millbend.org. To reserve seats or request table seating call 281/350-3052 or 936/273-0610, or email pat.hanna@earthlink.net
Friday-Sunday, February 11-13
United Students Against Sweatshops National Conference - in Austin
See this date at http://www.hpjc.org/majorevents.asp for more info.
Register on-line at www.studentsagainstsweatshops.org. For more information and answers to questions, contact Jessica Rutter, National Organizer, United Students Against Sweatshops: (w) 202-NO-SWEAT; (c) 516-652-9772; organize@usasnet.org or 202-667-9328
Monday, February 14
Valentines Day, NOON
Disenfranchised parents and their friends from across Texas, will gather at the Houston, Harris County, Family Courts building, 1115 Congress to protest gender bias used by the courts.
Fathers For Justice. Contact Robert Gartner at 713-723-0383 or at parentalalienation@yahoo.com
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, February 16
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC THIS SHOW: Black History in Galveston -- Where Juneteenth Started. (See for example: Guidry News, Author House.)
7pm @ The Station Museum - 1502 Alabama at LaBranch
Houston native, Dahr Jamail, has spent 8 of the last 13 months reporting from Baghdad Iraq. He is one of the few independent, unembedded, US journalists to do so. He will speak on the “elections” and his observations over the last year in occupied Iraq; the American resentment there and the ongoing human rights crisis. See DAHR.
Free. Donations appreciated to continue his work in Iraq.
For more info: stationmuseum.com or 832-788-7596
Special Thanks to The Station Museum and KPFT
www.DAHRJAMAILIRAQ.com
Why Is Our Texas Water Being Endangered in the Water/Highway/Railroad Corridor with Little Media Attention?
The little noticed Trans Texas Corridor from the Mexican border across Texas needs scrutiny.
7:30 pm Globalization Forum
presents a talk on this water marketing aspect of the massive super highway-rail-utility (oil, gas, water). Chris Sagstetter will explore this project for Texas (also Mexico & Central America) with ACTION IDEAS for stopping this boondoggle. This leads to water becoming more and more a commodity for both local people and multinational corporations.
2360 Rice Blvd. garage apt. 4 doors from Greenbriar. Contact Joan Denkler 713-467-2996 jndenkler48@ev1.net
Thursday, February 17
Texans for Medical Marijuana Lobby Day
Austin
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Committee to Free Frances Newton, 7-9 PM
Final meeting before events of next week; at the S.H.A.P.E. Administration Building, 2423 Dowling at McGowan in Third Ward.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19-20

7:30 PM
A Houston Premier Film:
"Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train"
The life and times of Howard Zinn
El Dorado Ballroom 2310 Elgin @ Dowling
(Panel on Friday--Civil Rights: Then and Now)
Contact: 713.524-7821 info@voicesbreakingboundaries.org
Sliding Scale Admission $5-$10, No One Turned Away.
http://www.voicesbreakingboundaries.org/vbb.html

Saturday, February 19
PASAFEST
The 3rd PASA (Politically Active Students Association) benefit concert with 6 bands
-supports Equality Now that helps African Women
-email Virgopea6@aol.com for more info
-cheap entry fee, all profits go to Equality Now
pasanet.org
Is being gay anybody's business but yours?
Some want to tell you. Talk back!
1PM, Grace Community Church 14505 Gulf Freeway
Sunday, February 20
2-6 PM
GreenWatch TV Retreat
Plan the next half-year and beyond
at the home of Gordon Anderson, 13810 Overbrook
Monday, February 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Back at the downtown Library, just south of City Hall across the street
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC:
Capital Punishment in Black History, here and NOW

(Guests to include Jolanda Jones and the mothers of Frances Newton and Nanon Williams, two innocent people sent to death row from Harris County - think Crime Lab, and more. Come listen and learn about historical roots and right now facts about how it works in Houston.)

also: Steering Committee Elections

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, February 22
1:30 PM and onward at City Council
Speak out for a Death Penalty Moratorium, and more.
(Committee to Free Frances Newton. Please see the PDF flyer about other activities during the week; print it, email it, spread the word.)
Wednesday, February 23
Last day of 1st 2005 KPFT FunDrive www.kpft.org 90.1 FM radio
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
We meet at different places; stay tuned.
This week: Van Loc, 3010 Milam, at Anita, two blocks north of Elgin.
Thursday, February 24

Houston Air Quality, A Historical Perspective on Meeting the Ozone Requirements: Lessons Learned 1970-2004
Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University -- Free and open to the public. -- This conference will review history of implementation of the Clean Air Act ozone requirements in the Houston/Galveston area, review lessons, and recommend improvements.
For more info, visit http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~eesi/scs/ or contact Gary Marfin, Program Director, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice U at 713.348.4133, gcmarfin@rice.edu (Thanks to Houston Sierra Club)

Campy Movie Nigth at The Artery -- 7:00 PM
5401 Jackson at Prospect in Houston's Museum District, north of Hermann Park; 7 pm - short PAA introduction / meet & greet / enjoy FREE refreshments; 7:30 - yak, snack, and kick back during dumb movie with political overtones; 9 pm - vote on next movie in our political film series (PAA - Progressive Action Alliance).
Special ACLU Foundation of Texas fundraiser - Arthur Miller's The Crucible, at The Alley Theater, Houston. 6 pm - Reception; 7 pm - performance. Call 713-942-8146 for info and reservations.
Friday, February 25
Press Conference and Protest, 4-6 PM at HPD Crime Lab, 1200 Travis.
Speakers will include mothers of innocent people condemned to Death Row in Harris County based on flawed and/or suppressed evidence. (Committee to Free Frances Newton. Please see the PDF flyer about other activities during the week; print it, email it, spread the word.)
Saturday, February 26
Lobby Day Workshop
(for Anti-Death Penalty Day in Austin, March 15)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dominican Sisters
6501 Almeda near Holcombe
DETAILS
Texas Progressive Populist Caucus Annual Meeting
(radical democrats)
NOON
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1805 W. Alabama
Keynote Speaker: Ronnie Dugger, co-chairman and a founder of the Alliance for Democracy and founding editor of The Texas Observer
Sunday, February 27

A Black History Program, 2-4 PM
"From Lynchings to Executions:
The Struggle to Abolish the Death Penalty"

A Black History Program featuring the mothers of Frances Newton and Nanon Williams, KPFT radio host and activist Hitaji Aziz, Gloria Rubac and
Njeri Shakur with the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement and many youth from Acres Homes who will celebrate Black History through dance, song, and poetry by death row prisoners.
In Acres Homes at Hope in Christ Missionary Baptist Church
10310 Antoine Drive (just north of Highway249)

(Committee to Free Frances Newton. Please see the PDF flyer about other activities during the week; print it, email it, spread the word.)

Monday, February 28

Emergency Demonstration
Protest Taser Killing by Harris County Constables
4:30 pm

Harris County Criminal Justice Center
1201 Franklin St. in Houston
MORE INFO

Committee in Support of the April 27 Immigrant Action Day
organizing meeting, 7 pm at the Harris County AFL-CIO

March
Tuesday, March 1
1:30 PM and onward at City Council
Speak out for a Death Penalty Moratorium in Houston.
(Committee to Free Frances Newton. Please spread the word.)
Also, this is the first Tuesday of the month, so the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets, at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama.
Lobby Day! Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas has room for YOU on one of our lobby day buses (and it is FREE). This year we are taking 8 buses from across our service area and encourage women's health supporters to join with us and make a difference for women and families in Texas! Planned Parenthood and its clients need you to stand with us for reproductive rights and access to services - if you don't, who will?

Join us! Fill out (click) this short form with your information if you are interested in attending.
AND SEE THIS

Wednesday, March 2
Gray Panthers of Houston meeting, 2PM
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter, Houston 77042

Everyone is invited.
Houston Gray Panthers meet the first Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendarsand plan to attend these meetings.
Amnesty International Group 23
Anti-Death Penalty Vigil
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet)
first Wednesday of each month
Followed by AI-23 monthly meeting at 7:30 PM in the Olive Branch room at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, in the garage apartment. Please park on Rice Boulevard. Everyone welcome.
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC: Death Row - Terminally Ill.
Thursday, March 3
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday, March 5
Reception/rally in support of Pastors Caravan for Peace to Chiapas on their way through town. Houston will house caravanistas overnight and arrange for media exposure and a presentation(s) to a local gathering (church, mosque or temple) the following (Sunday) morning before continuing their next leg of the journey to Mexico. Stay tuned for more details!
Texas Environmental Leadership Conference:
The Promise of Clean Energy
University of Houston, Downtown
for more information, please visit the TexPIRG website
http://www.texpirg.org/
and click the Leadership Program tab.
If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring the event or having a booth, please contact Luke Metzger at luke@texpirg.org or 512.479.7287

Sunday, March 6
10AM-6PM
Harris County Green Party strategy retreat
at Christine and Mike Morshedi home
19542 Juergen, Tomball 77377
Tuesday, March 8
Environmental Lobby Day
Please see the web site of the
Alliance for a Clean Texas
http://www.allianceforcleantexas.org
(briefing session the evening before)
Wednesday, March 9
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
We meet at different places; stay tuned.
This time, we decided on Mission Burrito on Kirby near Richmond, but noise inside seems to be a problem and there's a fair chance of rain so we can't sit outside. Hunan Village came up, and we like it but it costs more. Then Ziggy's got mentioned. We probably (?) will end up at Hunan Village, 3311 South Shepherd just north of Richmond on the east side of the street.
Thursday, March 10
Barry Scheck, attorney to speak. 4 pm at the South Texas College of Law at 1301 San Jacinto.
Co-director of the Innocence Project, co-author of "ACTUAL INNOCENCE: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make It Right" speaks at South Texas College of Law.
Progressive Action Alliance (PAA) 6:30pm-7:00pm: informal meet and greet (bring something to eat if you wish); 7:00pm-9:00pm: Meeting.
Location: Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, Houston, 6th floor, room 6.
Contact: http://progressiveactionalliance.org or Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941.
Friday, March 11
Explosión
2nd Annual Latino visual art and music showcase featuring artwork and musical performances by local Latino emerging artists such as Chango Jackson and Cuervo - MECA, 1900 Kane Street, 713.802.9370 ($5.00 at the door)
The University of Clear Lake (UHCL) Film and History Club celebrates the newly formed Women Studies Program. They are sponsoring the Showing w/Panel Discussion of the docudrama "Daughters of the Dust" (jpg flyer) from Lenwood Johnson. 7 PM, Room 1100, New Student Services and Class Room Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. $2.
This film was produced and directed primarily by women. It involves Julie Dash, as Director, and Bell Hooks, the celebrated author - writer, and others as producers, writers and sponsors. It tells the story of an African-American family preparing to leave behind friends, loved ones and an entire insulated way of life. The family is part of the Gullah people, who are the descendants of slaves that lived in relative isolation on the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast. Against the wishes of the matriarch, Nana, the younger generations struggle with their decision to leave, their rich Gullah heritage and African roots. A panel discussion will be held after the film.
Saturday, March 12
7 PM, Shrine of the Black Madonna
Reverend Geoffrey Bottoms
NEW VENUE: Both at Bell Park 4800 Montrose Blvd.
NOT at Evan Chew Park (Dunlavy @ 59 Bridge just south of Richmond Ave)
7:00pm
Robin Fasano, 33, recently returned from a 12-day trip to Iraq co-sponsored by Global Exchange and CodePink, two peace and social justice organizations. Before moving to Tucson two years ago, Fasano lived in New York City and Massachusetts, where she worked in publishing and public relations. "The complete lack of medicine and medical supplies was so heartbreaking to witness that I'm starting a non-profit organization to donate medicine and medical supplies to children's hospitals in Iraq." The purpose of this event is to raise money for child victims of the Iraq war, which will be given to Robin's new Foundation.
8:00pm Showing of "Shocking & Awful" A Grassroots Response to War and Occupation.....Shocking and awful is the way many people view the current situation in Iraq and the United States. The war continues to take its toll on Iraqui civilians, international aid workers, journalists and U.S. troops. Here at home we are seeing how living in a state of "perpetual war" is affecting our own lives as well.
Bring something to sit on.........and some courage.
Call Robert at 713-528-0677 for more information.

MUSIC: 8 PM at Millbend Coffee House in The Woodlands
"Mad Agnes" For information about coffeehouse location and/or to purchase tickets in advance by credit card, visit www.millbend.org. To reserve seats or request table seating call 281/350-3052 or 936/273-0610, or email pat.hanna@earthlink.net
Monday, March 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst

Lobby Day on Family in Austin
See the item in Get Involved
Sponsored in part by Texas Inmate Families Association
http://www.tifa.org

Lobby Day on Lesbian/Gay Rights in Austin
Check-in begins at 8 a.m. (location TBA). Brief training at 8:30 a.m. covering lobbying and the legislative process. Teams combining experienced LGRL volunteers and novices will begin visiting legislators at 10. For more information, contact Colin Cunliff, 512/474-5475 or colin@lgrl.org. Rally the preceding day.

Tuesday, March 15
Lobby Day on Death Penalty issues
Texas Moratorium Network
There will be a rally on the South steps of the state capitol in Austin and then participants will go meet with their elected representatives to tell them to "Stop Executions" with focus on Innocence.
Wednesday, March 16
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). Tentative TOPIC: Lawmaking in Texas -- Pending Legislation.
David Rovics in Galveston
Thursday, March 17
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Saturday, March 19
GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST ON THE TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRAQ WAR
Houston activities start at 12:30 PM when we shall assemble at Dunlavy Park (Dunlavy and Castle for a 1 pm march to Bell Park (Montrose and Banks St) to rally with speakers, musicians, and much more.

Our message will be loud and clear: Stop the War in Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now! We have chosen to march and rally in Montrose because we know that our voices will be heard by many people in the community. So please make plans to join us on March 19—and bring your families, friends, and co-workers. This will be a spirited, legal, and peaceful event.
ENGLISH FLYER
FOLLETO EN ESPANOL

(both Word docs)

This protest is sponsored by the March 19 Coalition and endorsed by the Progressive
Workers Organizing Committee, International Socialist Organization,
Hurricane Collective, Axis of Logic, Civilians Down, International Action
Center, CodePink, Free Press Houston, Harris County Green Party, Latinos Por
La Paz, and Mexicanos en Accion. We welcome additional organizational endorsements and volunteers, so contact David and Rona Smith if you would like to help with this event.
Phone: (832) 692-2306 and (281) 534-7638
Email : info@pwoc.org

SING PEACE
6:30 PM
Houston City Hall
On the 2nd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, honor the US and Iraqi victims with song and reflection and silence.
Please visit http://progressiveactionalliance.org for details or call 713.641.4941
NEW: Can you read names to honor the dead? VOLUNTEER
LATE BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT
Large meeting to decide how to resist the looming federal budget cuts to health, human services, housing, and other critical domestic programs. The Call Committee to this meeting includes Sylvia Brooks, CEO of the Houston Area Urban League; Sam Dunning, Director, Catholic Campaign for Human
Development, Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; former Houston Council member Felix Fraga; Ginny Goldman, Head Organizer of ACORN; Ellen Seaton, Harris County Social Services Dept.; Imara Hyman, Shrine of the Black Madonna; Ernest McMillan, Fifth Ward Enrichment Program; Angela Mejia,
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Herbert Rothschild Jr., Houston Peace and Justice Center; Peter Tyler, Sierra Club-Houston Branch; and Jerry Wald, Texas State Employees Union. There will be brief presentations of the current situation, small group discussions of what to do, and a decision-making closing plenary.
2-5 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Westheimer at S. Shepherd
Note: this is a meeting for representatives of organizations, institutions, and agencies that may wish to join a coalition. RSVP to Sam Dunning, 713/741-8731, or leave your name, affilation and number coming at 713/522-9850.
Monday, March 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
At the downtown Library, just south of City Hall across the street
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC(S): Texas Legislation, Social Security

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, March 22
7:00 PM - monthly meeting, Houston Chapter of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), in the Olive Branch Room, upstairs at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
[meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month]
7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect
A panel discussion related to the role mass media has played in promoting the case for invading and occupying Iraq, followed by a showing of “Media in Times of War,” featuring Amy Goodman. On the panel will be Harvey Rice, reporter from The Houston Chronicle, Garth Jowett, professor of journalism at UH, and Bob Buzzanco, professor of History at UH.
Sponsored by the Harris County Young Democrats. $5 donation requested. Food and drinks provided.
Wednesday, March 23
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(This week: Pepper Tree Restaurant, 3821 Richmond Avenue, one block east of Weslayan)
Good Friday, March 25

Deadline for registering entries in the Cesar E. Chavez Hispanic Pride Parade (see below under April 9).

7-10 p.m. at SHAPE, 3815 Live Oak.
S.H.A.P.E. Youth CD Benefit Concert. The S.O.S. (Sisters of S.H.A.P.E.) is hosting their 3rd fundraising event for 2005. It will feature songs written by the young people who participated in the S.H.A.P.E.‘s 2004 summer camp. They’ll be joined by professional musicians like Baba Alafia, lead vocalist of D.R.U.M.; John Rochelle, saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter; and Miss Keshia, poet and rapper. All proceeds will support the Freedom Tour, a multi-state tour of sites prominent in the Civil Rights struggle.

Saturday, March 26

Bhopal: This Could Happen Here!

Film: Bhopal - In Search of Justice, 7-8 pm
Panel Discussion: 8:15-9:30 pm
The Artery
5401 Jackson @ Prospect
Entrance at Prospect

Sunday, March 27
EASTER
Tuesday, March 29
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman comes to Houston
see www.kpft.org for details
KPFT BENEFIT EVENT
7:30 PM, River Oaks Theatre
Wednesday, March 30
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
April
April 1-3
Creating a Culture of Peace
http://progressiveactionalliance.org
(CCP) workshop. CCP is the name now used in the Houston area for what used to be called “From Violence to Wholeness.” This acclaimed interactive program teaches nonviolent communication tools that can be used in everyday life and in peace advocacy. 6-10 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday. $125 covers the workshop, materials, four meals and snacks.
Reservations must be postmarked by March 11. Cancellation - all but $25 of payment is refundable if cancellation is received by March 18. No refunds after that date. See the PAA website for details and a flyer with a registration form. Or contact Cheryl Crosier, 713/641-4941, cheryl@crosierbiomed.com
April 1-8
National Week of Student Action
USA Patriot Act Showdown 2005
http://www.amnestyusa.org/nwsa/
During the 2005 National Week of Student Action, hundreds of Amnesty International student groups throughout the U.S. will engage in a week of coordinated action on an issue of urgent concern to the human rights movement. This year students selected USA Patriot Act Showdown as the 2005 NWSA issue by voting at Amnesty regional conferences and online.
Saturday, April 2
3 PM - Bell Park - 4800 Montrose
A potluck picnic and open discussion
Help form a Houston chapter of Anti-Racist Action.
Announced goal: to confront and expose fascist and right-wing groups in the Houston area.
Organizers plan to address issues including racism, homophobia, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and cultural imperialism.
Sunday, April 3
The Rothko Chapel’s Oscar Romero Award for Commitment to Truth and Freedom will be presented to the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) and will be accepted by its executive director, Sister Dianna Ortiz. Presenting the award will be Michael Ratner, famed civil liberties attorney and co-author of "Guantanamo - What the World Should Know." Keynote speaker will be Mark Danner, author of "Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror." TASSC is the only organization founded by and for survivors of torture. Established in 1998, the coalition includes survivors representing more than 60 countries and ethnic groups. 4 p.m. at the chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. At 7 p.m., a celebratory dinner will be held at Rouge restaurant. To reserve, call 713/524.9839.
Tuesday, April 5
The peace community, led by HPJC, is returning to Houston City Council to remind them of their chance to vote against the invasion of Iraq before it began, and to make clear the human and economic costs of the war and the continued occupation. A big crowd would be nice. 1 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. For more information, call Herb Rothschild, 713/861-2494.
Another appearance of The Wheels of Justice Tour.
7 p.m. at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland Street corner W. 27th in the Heights. For more information, call 713/880-2100.
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets first Tuesday of each month,, at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, April 6
Gray Panthers of Houston meeting, 2PM
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter, Houston 77042

Everyone is invited. Dr. Steven Craig, Professor of Economics at UH, will speak on "The Value of Government Intervention in the Economy: Applications to Social Security and Health Care."
Houston Gray Panthers meet the first Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendarsand plan to attend these meetings.
Amnesty International Group 23
Anti-Death Penalty Vigil
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet)
first Wednesday of each month
Followed by AI-23 monthly meeting at 7:30 PM in the Olive Branch room at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, in the garage apartment. Please park on Rice Boulevard. Everyone welcome.
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
This meeting: Blue Nile Ethiopian restaurant at 9400 Richmond Avenue, between Fondren & South Gessner (at Westerland Drive).
April 1-8
National Week of Student Action
USA Patriot Act Showdown 2005
http://www.amnestyusa.org/nwsa/
During the 2005 National Week of Student Action, hundreds of Amnesty International student groups throughout the U.S. will engage in a week of coordinated action on an issue of urgent concern to the human rights movement. This year students selected USA Patriot Act Showdown as the 2005 NWSA issue by voting at Amnesty regional conferences and online.
Thursday, April 7
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)


Friday, April 8
Public Forum: An Opportunity to Voice Personal Experience/Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act
LINK TO MORE DETAILS
Forums are only being held in five cities across the nation (Iowa City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Savannah and Houston) - - your testimony is very important!

Where and When?
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray, Houston, Texas

(ILRU is providing box lunches to those who request one. Please call (713) 520-0232 ext 112 if you will need a lunch, or additional information.)
David Lippmann, political satirist and songwriter/musician, will perform at a benefit for Houston Peace and Justice Center. Suggested donation is $10.
8 PM at The Artery, 5401 Jackson corner Prospect (entrance on Prospect).
Saturday, April 9
The Sixth Annual Cesar E. Chavez Hispanic Pride Parade will recognize 70 years of achievement by LULAC Council 60. The parade marshal will be Dr. Abelardo Saavedra, Superintendent of HISD. The event is sponsored by the Tejano Association for Historical Preservation. Groups are welcome to enter contingents in the parade--bands, floats, cars, horse-mounted and walking groups. Fees range from $150 for political candidates to $0 for non-profits. There is an entry form on-line at http://www.tejanoahp.org. Registration deadline is March 25. Parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. at corner of Cesar Chavez Blvd. and Capitol in Houston's East End. For more information, call R. Linda Alonzo Saenz, 713/540-5449, or Richard G. Perez, 281/451-0488.
MUSIC: 8 PM at Millbend Coffee House in The Woodlands
Dave Lippman, the singing CIA troubador
For information about coffeehouse location and/or to purchase tickets in advance by credit card, visit www.millbend.org. To reserve seats or request table seating call 281/350-3052 or 936/273-0610, or email pat.hanna@earthlink.net
Sunday, April 10
Harris County Green Party Leadership Retreat
9:30am-6pm at Deb Shafto and George Reiter's
(7260 Santa Fe Dr, 713-641-2815)
Monday, April 11
Houston-based People Opposed to Paddling Students will hold a news conference in Austin to support HB 2413, Rep. Alma Allen’s bill that would abolish corporal punishment in Texas schools. 11:30 a.m. on south steps of state capitol. For more information and to coordinate transportation, contact Jimmy Dunne, 281/584-9707, jimmydunne@sbcglobal.net.
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, April 13
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Thursday, April 14

Houston Indymedia Presents:
Seize the Media! Films of Media Pirates
8:00 PM - Rice Cinema

1. Radio Insurgente: La Voz De Los Sin Voz (12 min.)
2. Telestreet (8 min.)
3. Free Radio: A Documentary (100 min.)
See http://houston.indymedia.org

Progressive Action Alliance (PAA) 6:30pm-7:00pm: informal meet and greet (bring something to eat if you wish); 7:00pm-9:00pm: Meeting.
Location: Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, Houston, 6th floor, room 6.
Contact: http://progressiveactionalliance.org or Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941
Saturday, April 16

Death Penalty Abolition Conference and Protest
at Texas Southern University

Monday, April 18

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
At the downtown Library, just south of City Hall across the street
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC:
The War on Drugs (plus Legislation)

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 24

Ghetto Passport” is a play about issues pertinent to current and former disadvantaged Black Americans. It probes the psyches of young and desperate African Americans. Ultimately, it aims to promote perseverance, resilience, and the need for intercultural philanthropy. 7:30- 9:30 p.m. at 1103 Chartres Street. For more information, visit www.mikemckenzieonline.com.

Tuesday, April 19

Tariq Ali and Laura Flanders Come to Houston
(7:30 PM at Rice’s Grand Hall)
MORE INFO
CONTACT: Oskar Sonnen, or Michael Woodson
Phone: 713-524-7821; info@voicesbreakingboundaries.org

Wednesday, April 20
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
THIS WEEK: Bonnie's, 6601 Jackwood Street.
(Jackwood connects to Fondren between Bissonnet & South Braeswood.)
Thursday, April 21
Townhall Meeting on War Profiteering
7:00 PM
at MECA, 1900 Kane Street in the 6th Ward
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Friday, April 22
EARTH DAY
Saturday, April 23
2nd annual NORML Benefit at the Last Concert Café starting at 4:23 PM
Sunday, April 24
and every Sunday until May 15: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Superstitious Studios, 1719 Live Oak
(Corner of Jefferson and Nagle; onsite childcare available.)
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
Tuesday, April 26
7:00 PM - monthly meeting, Houston Chapter of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), in the Olive Branch Room, upstairs at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
[meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month]
Wednesday, April 27
The verifiable vote coalition will meet on Wednesday 4/27 @7pm at the West Gray Cafe. Come help us plan for this and next weekend. Sign up for a petitioning slot this weekend.
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
with Dean Becker: The War on Drugs, Prison Reform, etc.
National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights
Washington, DC
(not the same, but see http://www.iwfr.org/ for related past action)
Thursday, April 28
Peak Oil Workgroup will meet 7pm at the West Gray Cafe Bar & Grill, 415 W Gray Street, Houston Texas 77019 - phone 713.528.2887. East of Montrose.
Friday, April 29
Island Nite Concert
@ Miller Outdoor Theatre
(Check back to SHAPE calendar for updates)
Saturday, April 30
1 PM Rally for Social Justice, Downtown
ACORN and SEIU are working to organize Janitors and to fight for a Living Wage and Medical Benifits here in Houston. Both organizations have put out flyers.
Please Read

You can show up at the George R Brown Convention Center at 1:00pm. Or you can contact ACORN and take a bus to the event at 12:00 noon. Or contact Earl at 713-532-3003. Or contact Rev. Fana, Social Action Coordinator at the Shrine of the Black Madonna, at 713-256-5740.

May
Sunday, May 1
and every Sunday until May 15: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Superstitious Studios, 1719 Live Oak
(Corner of Jefferson and Nagle; onsite childcare available.)
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
Tuesday, May 3
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets first Tuesday of each month,, at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama, one block east of Dowling. This week, Committee Against Sensory Deprivation will report to the meeting.
Wednesday, May 4
Gray Panthers of Houston meeting, 2PM
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter, Houston 77042

Everyone is invited.
This month, Robert Lampkin, associate director of AARP Texas, will speak on social security and the Bush effort to “reform” it.
For more information, contact Amy B. Muhs, amie3b77@ev1.net.
Houston Gray Panthers meet the first Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend these meetings.
Amnesty International Group 23
Anti-Death Penalty Vigil
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet)
first Wednesday of each month
Followed by AI-23 monthly meeting at 7:30 PM in the Olive Branch room at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, in the garage apartment. Please park on Rice Boulevard. Everyone welcome.
Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
7:00 P.M. S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
Frances now has a September execution date.
She is innocent. Efforts to free her must intensify.
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
THIS WEEK: Canton Seafood, 2649 Richmond,
southwest corner of the Kirby/Richmond intersection.
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, May 5
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Friday, May 6
“Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie.”
http://www.thepeacealliance.org/action/mothers/pie.htm
Department of Peace supporters around the nation are bringing pies to their congressional office to ask their representatives to support HR1673, which will create a cabinet-level Department of Peace. To be involved locally, contact Kathy Kidd, 713/443-9938, kathykidd@earthlink.net.
Sunday, May 8
and every Sunday until May 15: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Superstitious Studios, 1719 Live Oak
(Corner of Jefferson and Nagle; onsite childcare available.)
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
Monday, May 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM - this month at Alfred Molison's house
4822 Spellman Rd
Wednesday, May 11
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
THIS WEEK: Local Air Quality, with Jane Laping (MFCA) and John Wilson (GHASP), and Beth Hollingsworth (BikeToWorkHouston, YES!).
Thursday, May 12
Progressive Action Alliance (PAA) 6:30pm-7:00pm: informal meet and greet (bring something to eat if you wish); 7:00pm-9:00pm: Meeting.
Location: Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, Houston, 6th floor, room 6.
Contact: http://progressiveactionalliance.org or Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941
Friday, May 13
Art Car Main Street Squeeze
somewhere downtown
you should be able to find it
6-11 PM

The END of SUBURBIA - 7:00pm: sponsored by Sierra Club and others.
Not only view the film, also interact with expert Houston panelists Debbie Grotfeldt, David Crossley, Reginald Adams, Polly Ledvina
.
Location: El Dorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin Avenue, Houston. For more information, contact: reginald.adams@sierraclub.org or 713.269.2711
See also the Green Party event July 9

Saturday, May 14

ART CAR PARADE
OKAY: Gather before 1 PM on Allen Parkay upstream from Taft, be prepared to HAVE FUN!
OUR ENTRY: #120 - the Green Hornet reborn, reupholstered in green astroturf, with Four Pillar Greek Temple atop. Join in, b
ike, blade, or otherwise cruise with Greens!

Sunday, May 15
Shareholder Activist Skillshares
Nonviolent Direct Action, Know Your Rights, People Power Strategy, Media/Storytelling and more.
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
HCGP Campaign/Candidates Workgroup
4-6 PM - Art Browning's place
12446 Texas Army Trail
281-890-7089
Monday, May 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
At the downtown Library, just south of City Hall across the street
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC:
Star Wars, Militarization of Space

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Rice Cinema and Houston Indymedia present films on Fallujah and Iraq... details TBA
houston.indymedia.org
Tuesday, May 17
Teach-In on Halliburton
with Pratap Chatterjee of CorpWatch.org and
Medea Benjamin of GlobalExchange.org
(details to be announced; watch this space, see below)
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
Wednesday, May 18
Protest at the Halliburton shareholders’ meeting!
8:00 AM, rally at the greenspace on the corner of Crawford and Lamar.
March to the Four Season Hotel, 1400 Lamar.
Who suffers while Halliburton profits?
Iraqis aren't allowed to rebuild their own country.
Our government cuts veterans' benefits and increases spending for war profiteers.


For more information, visit www.houstonglobalawareness.org
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
THIS WEEK: Mission Burrito, 2245 West Alabama, between Greenbriar and Kirby.
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)

7:00 PM at West Gray Cafe, 415 W. Gray
Verifiable Voting Coalition (VCC) meeting.
Focus on continuing to collect Verifiable Vote Petitions, discuss how best to effectively utilize the signatures we have collected, and begin to have a conversation about what we will probably do after the completion of this *initial* campaign. (Follow-up meeting: Tuesday, May 24)

Thursday, May 19
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

7:00 PM at West Gray Cafe, 415 W. Gray
Peak Oil Coalition planning meeting for the July 9 Peak Oil Mini-Conference.
ITEMS ON THE AGENDA: Lining up speakers and panel members, organizing workshops, promoting the event, providing refreshments, and all that!

May 21-22

Green Grrls Slumber Party at Nathalie's

Tuesday, May 24

7:00 PM at West Gray Cafe, 415 W. Gray -- oops, changed to Biba's, on West Gray just west of West Gray Cafe... at the last minute.
Verifiable Voting Coalition (VCC) meeting.
Complete discussions initiated Wednesday, May 18, and focus more on our direction after the (likely) failure to respond to this issue by the 79th Legislature in Austin.

7:00 PM - monthly meeting, Houston Chapter of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), in the Olive Branch Room, upstairs at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
[meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month]
Wednesday, May 25
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPIC THIS TIME: Darfour in the Sudan, guest: Omowale Luthuli
Thursday, May 29
Peak Oil Coalition Meeting, 7:00 pm
West Gray Cafe at 415 W. Gray
Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29
26th Annual Pan African Cultural Festival
SHAPE Park at Alabama and Live Oak
Monday, May 30
HCGP Campaign/Candidates Workgroup
4-6 PM - Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
June
Wednesday, June 1
Gray Panthers of Houston meeting, 2PM
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter, Houston 77042

Everyone is invited.
Houston Gray Panthers meet the first Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend these meetings.
Amnesty International Group 23
Anti-Death Penalty Vigil
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet)
first Wednesday of each month
Followed by AI-23 monthly meeting at 7:30 PM in the Olive Branch room at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, in the garage apartment. Please park on Rice Boulevard. Everyone welcome.
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
(across the street from Mission Burrito)
east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, June 2
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm) == CANCELLED ==
Sunday, June 5
Harris County Green Party Retreat
Morshedi
19542 Juergen Rd
Tomball, TX 77377-5761
(281) 255-8461
Tuesday, June 7

5:30-6:15 PM, Vigil/Protest execution of Alexander Martinez, in Houston at St. Stephens Church, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama; followed at
7:00 PM by Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement (first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama)
Wednesday, June 8
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPICS: Farmers' Markets, Local Food Co-ops, Sustainability.
Thursday, June 9
Progressive Action Alliance (PAA) 6:30pm-7:00pm: informal meet and greet (bring something to eat if you wish); 7:00pm-9:00pm: Meeting.
Location: Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, Houston, 6th floor, room 6.
Contact: http://progressiveactionalliance.org or Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941
Friday, June 10
Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12

Green Party of Texas
Annual Statewide Convention
Details -- Dallas

Saturday, June 11
If you cannot make it to Dallas for the convention, do this:
The Cleveland, Texas-based White Camelia Knights of the KKK will have a “Lecture and Exhibit” at the Tomball Community Center, 221 Market Street, in Tomball.
Beginning at 11 AM, a spirited protest against the Klan will be held in the open space at South Cherry Street and Market Street, across from the Community Center.
Sponsored by United Concerned Neighbors; endorsed by Progressive Workers Organizing Committee and International Socialist Organization; Anti-Racist Action will be there, too.
For more information, please call (832) 692-2306 or (281) 935-9248.
Monday, June 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
usually 2nd Monday HAS BEEN CHANGED to
Wednesday, June 15

The Progressive Forum, Houston, presents
"An Evening with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Mayor Bill White"
7:30 PM at the Hobby Center in Sarofim Hall.
(Kennedy works for Natural Resources Defence Council.)

This is the premiere of The Progressive Forum, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, with plans to produce six major speaker events a year in Houston's downtown theater district.
Tickets are $35, $25, and $10, and will go on sale April 25th at The Hobby Center at 713-315-2525 or www.thehobbycenter.org.
(This notice comes from Progressive Populist Caucus, via Harris County Young Democrats.

Tuesday, June 14
7:00 pm, West Gray Cafe, 415 W. Gray near Taft, planning meeting for the July Peak Oil mini-Conference.
7:30 pm, West Gray Cafe, 415 W. Gray, the Verifiable Vote Coalition will meet.
Wednesday, June 15
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
(across the street from Mission Burrito)
east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
7:30 - 9:30 PM
postponed HCGP Steering Committee meeting
1621 Cherryhurst (home of Charlie Mauch)
Thursday, June 16
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's Session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday, June 18

Juneteenth Freedom Festival Parade begins at 10 AM.
It commemorates June 19th, the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas (in Galveston).
Check the Houston Chronicle for the downtown Houston parade route.

Houston Sustainability Solutions mini-conference
afternoon and evening at The Artery - 5401 Jackson at Prospect

5-6 PM at SHAPE Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Cuban Solidarity Committee's final coordinating meeting for the annual Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan (see also June 25 and July 16)
Sunday, June 19

Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Miller Outdoor Theater in Herman Park
The program begin at 2 PM. The hosts will begin to serve free barbeque
at 3:45 and continue until it runs out. At 4 PM there’s a talent extravaganza, and at 8 PM the entertainment begins with bands. For more information, call
713/529-4195.

Monday, June 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
At the downtown Library, just south of City Hall across the street
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS:
1) Green Future Programs and Publicity, and 2) Election Assessment Hearings
July 28
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, June 21
Public forum on police actions at the May 18 protest of the Halliburton Shareholders meeting
7:30 PM, University of Houston,
in the Architecture Theatre, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. (Take Entrance 18 off Cullen.)
Local Houston anti-war organizers and concerned citizens will meet with Mayor White, City Council members and other public officials. They are being given a packet including about 25 pages of letters, personal accounts, and commercial and independent media articles describing police behavior at the rally. Included also is a DVD compilation of private video footage and media footage documenting the rally, especially the charge of the police horses into the crowd.
Sponsored by Code Pink, Progressive Activists Alliance, and Houston Global Awareness Collective.
Houston Equal Rights Alliance Launch Party!
When: 6:30pm
Location: Meteor, 2306 Genesee,Houston,TX (713-521-0123)
Over the last few years, our rights have been slowly taken away. WE WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN ANYMORE. In November, we will be asked to vote on an amendment to permanently ban same sex couples from civil marriage. We will NOT stand by and let discrimination be written into the one document that was written to grant rights for all Texans.
To learn more about HERA, please visit our web site at www.houstonera.org or contact us at 713-522-HERA (4372) or info@houstonera.org.
Summer Solstice tonight; Full Moon tomorrow
Wednesday, June 22
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Topic: Social Security -- Secure it, don't trash it!
Thursday, June 23
¡ncite summer! is Voices Breaking Boundaries’ summer fundraiser and silent auction featuring the work of artists Amita Bhatt, Fernando Brave, Paul Hester, Terrell James, Rick Lowe, Fletcher Mackey, Robert Pruitt, Beth Secor, Wendy Watriss, and Troy Woods. $25 admission includes drinks and a light meal. 7-9 p.m. at mARCHITECTS, 1206 Nance St. For more information and to RSVP, call 713/524.7821 or email info@voicesbreakingboundaries.org.
Saturday, June 25
Houston Pride Festival 2005 and Pride Parade
Get out to the Parade site (Westheimer and Yoakum) early and enjoy the day with friends, food and fun. GLBT entertainment on two stages, headlined by Grammy-nominee Sophie B. Hawkins and queer punk legend Pansy Division. The festival starts at 2 PM, the parade at 8:45. For more information, visit www.pridehouston.org.
Cuban Film Festival
(related to Pastors for Peace Cuban Friendship Caravan - see July 16)
7 to 10 PM at MECA, 1900 Kane Street (in historic 6th Ward).
Films include: "Mission Against Terror", "Assata Shakur" and other short documentaries. Admission is $5 and/or humanitarian aid donations.

Immigrants and Refugees: Seeking Rights, Seeking Services, Seeking a Future
A conference and town hall meeting sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (MOIRA). The conference aims to supply service providers, government agencies, and community organizations with the information they need to serve Houston's diverse immigrant and refugee population. The town hall meeting will have a panel with the participation of city elected officials, the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and directors of the following COH departments: Police, Health & Human Services, and Housing. Conference is 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; town hall meeting is 5:30-7 p.m., both at Centro Familiar Cristiano, 1100 Dairy Ashford. Conference registration is $30/$45; town hall meeting is free. To register on-line, visit www.uh.edu/enroll/admis/OIA/Immigration.
For more information, contact MOIRA director Benito Juarez, 713/437-6968, benito.juarez@cityofhouston.net

Sunday, June 26
2-4 p.m. in front of the main Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney:
To mark the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International, Group 23 Houston Presents “Denounce Torture: Stop It Now!” It’s a demonstration against the torture and ill-treatment of those detained by the U.S. plus a witness of concern for torture victims everywhere.
HCGP Campaign/Candidates Workgroup
4:30-6:30 PM - Cherie Gorman's place
2224 North Boulevard
713-529-8097
Tuesday, June 28
7:00 PM - monthly meeting, Houston Chapter of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), in the Olive Branch Room, upstairs at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
[meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month]
Wednesday, June 29
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM -- The Garden Center at Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas 77004. Kip Humphrey, organizer of the Capitols51 election protest march December 12 last year, is organizing open electoral reform hearings in pre-emptive response to the Baker/Carter Commission meetings the following night. Testimony will be heard, on the 29th, for one from David Cobb, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, who, along with the Libertarian candidate for president in 2004, demanded a recount of the Ohio presidential election in 2004. PRESS RELEASE
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, June 30
Brent McMillan, Political Director and Fundraiser for Green Party of the United States, will testify at the Baker/Carter Federal Election Commission, whose final meeting will be at the James Baker Center, Rice University, today.
HOUSE PARTY, 7 PM
Gather with Kip Humphrey, David Cobb, and other luminaries such as yourself at the Carter home!
810 LaMonte, The Heights.
713-695-7175.
July
Tuesday, July 5
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, July 6
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC: PEAK OIL (for list of guests, please see GWTV page.)
Thursday, July 7
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday, July 9
Peak Oil Conference
at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd
We'll be showing The End of Suburbia video, having workshops, and ending with a panel discussion. More details as they develop!
What is Peak Oil? See:
Dry Dip Stick
Hubbert Peak
Wikipedia Entry
Ken Deffeyes at Princeton
Life After the Oil Crash
Monday, July11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, July 13
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, July 14

Green Drinks
6-8 PM at Dimassi's, 2401 Times Blvd. in Rice Village
An informal gathering of people interested in the quality of Houston's environment. This month's guest is Charlote Wells of the Texans for Alternative to Pesticides. Network from 6PM, presentation from 7PM.
(Green Drinks is part of Houston Sustainability Network; meets second Thursday of every month. To confirm the next Green Drinks location contact info@houstonsustainability.net)

Saturday, July 16

2 PM -- Houston Justice for Janitors
St. Anne's Catholic Church 2140 Westheimer Rd.
Support Houston janitors' call for a living wage and health care benefits.

Annual Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan
Friendship Reception welcoming the Caravanistas and final aid collection of humanitarian materials for the people of Cuba
3 PM to 7 PM
note LOCATION CHANGE:
St Dominic Center, 2403 East Holcombe
updated letter from Ernest McMillan

Monday, July 18

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
We seek a better place than the Downtown Library...
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Wednesday, July 20
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPIC THIS WEEK: Nurturing Cultural Heritages in Houston (www.houstonculture.org and MECA)
Thursday, July 21
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Thursday through Sunday, July 21-24
Saturday, July 23
Houston Equal Rights Alliance Town Hall
Learn How the Texas anti-Marriage Amendment Affects You!
10:00 AM at Bering United Methodist Church
1440 Harold,Houston,TX
Phone: (713) 526- 1017
Wednesday, July 27
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, July 28
Town Hall Meeting on War Profiteering and Militarization
7:30 PM at SHAPE Family Community Center, 3815 Live Oak
Houston Global Awareness Collective
Saturday, July 30
Somerfest in Somerville: Let's table with the other Green Party of Texas volunteers. Last year, Sheri and Flynn Wright got the folks out there really looking forward to having some of our wholesome cornbread and beans!
Call Art at 281.728.6327 to volunteer
August
Tuesday, August 2
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, August 3

Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
7:00 PM

2620 Fountainview, Suite 113
Phone - 713 266 7251
Leave a message "I want to help Free Frances"

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Topic: Independent Media Issues (HMS and City Council)
Thursday, August 4
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's Session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday, August 6

Hiroshima: 60 years ago
Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse
8:15 AM

Bayou City Barter Fair
1-4 PM

http://www.hpjc.org/majorevents.asp#8-6-2005

Sunday, August 7

P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets
2:00-4:30 PM at St. Paul's Methodist Church,
5501 S. Main St. at Binz in the Museum District.
All are welcome. For more information, call 713/467-3524 or visit www.pflaghouston.org

Harris County Green Party Campaign/Candidates Workgroup
4:00-6:00 PM at Christine Morshedi's
19542 Juergen, Tomball 77377
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Monday, August 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Oxford Hall, 1135 Oxford Street in the Heights
Wednesday, August 10

Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
6:30 PM

2620 Fountainview, Suite 113
Phone - 713 266 7251
Leave a message "I want to help Free Frances"

GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
this time at Latina Cafe, 1972 Fairview (between Shepherd and Hazard)
Thursday, August 11

Green Drinks
6-8 PM, 2nd Thursday of each month
at Dimassi's, 2401 Times Blvd. in Rice Village
An informal gathering of people interested in the quality of Houston's environment. Networking from 6PM, monthly guest presentation from 7PM.
THIS MONTH: Steve Hupp, program manager for the Harris County Pollution Control (http://www.hd.co.harris.tx.us/pcd/) will speak about the county's innovative programs and bayou cleanup efforts.
(Green Drinks is part of Houston Sustainability Network, as well as GreenDrinks.org; to confirm next Green Drinks location contact info@houstonsustainability.net)

Progressive Action Alliance
Monthly meeting 7:00 PM, socialize 6:30 PM
Leisure Learning Center, 2990 Richmond, Houston
(6th floor, Room 6)
2nd Thursday
Contact Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941

Friday, August 12

Go to Crawford, Texas
Support Cindy Sheehan
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0807-03.htm
Driving Directions from Houston: US290 W, 44.3 miles; TX6 N, 126.2 miles; TX434-SPUR N. 0.1 miles; TX340 LOOP E/TX6 N, 17.9 miles; Turn LEFT onto FM 185. 9.1 miles: -- Crawford.
HIMC Report

Saturday, August 13

March on Washington DC
9 AM to Noon
Lafayette Park (across from the White House)
Two million in prison is too many!
http://www.journeyforjustice.org/
Download Flyer (PDF, requires Acrobat)

Monday, August 15

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
We seek a better place than the Downtown Library...
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Tentative MAJOR TOPIC: Health Care for All

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, August 16
Verifiable Vote Coalition (VVC) meeting at 7:30 PM
West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray
(near Taft, one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Wednesday, August 17

Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
6:30 PM

2620 Fountainview, Suite 113
Phone - 713 266 7251
Leave a message "I want to help Free Frances"

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). Possible Topic: Frances Newton
Thursday, August 18
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's Session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Monday, August 22

Prayer Vigil for Frances Newton Downtown
11 AM - 1 PM

in front of the Harris County Court House, 1201 Franklin

Wednesday, August 24

LIVABLE HOUSTON INITIATIVE
Garden cities, green cities: Ebenezer Howard changed the way planners think about cities more than 100 years ago when he described his ideas for bringing city and country together in garden cities. Today, those ideas look better and better. How could “green” planning work in the Houston region? Presentation by David Crossley of the Gulf Coast Institute. The meeting is Wednesday, August 24, noon-1:30 pm, Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons, second floor. Bring your lunch. For more information call 713-523-5757. The Gulf Coast Institute and the Houston-Galveston Area Council host Livable Houston/Smart Growth bring-your-own-lunch meetings that are open to the public on the fourth Wednesday of every month. http://www.gulfcoastinstitute.org

Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
6:30 PM

2620 Fountainview, Suite 113
Phone - 713 266 7251
Leave a message "I want to help Free Frances"

GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(Taqueria Arandas on Shepherd south of 11th)
Thursday, August 25

Town Hall meeting with Sheila Jackson Lee about Iraq.

Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28

Grassroots Campaign Skillshare 2005
When: 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: Super Happy Fun Land

(2610 Ashland Street corner W. 27th in the Heights)

Topics will include: Goal-setting, Budgeting, Citizen Outreach, Staff Responsibilities, Fun-Raising, The Media and Advertising, Managing Volunteers, Reporting, and Public Speaking - Your Message.

Everyone is Welcome! -- Sponsored by Harris County Green Party
For information and to register, e-mail gcs@tx.greens.org

Saturday, August 27

March in Austin, Texas
to
Save Frances Newton

Outreach to Day Laborers in Houson
2:00 PM

Help get day laborers to the AFL-CIO Hall at
2600 Sutherland for 2PM organizing meeting.
contact: Maria Jimenez, (713)928-6849 email: dignidad@hotmail.com
MORE DETAILS

Tuesday, August 30

On Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30, Houston Independent Media Center and
Dirty South Earth First! will screen the newly released film, The Forest
for the Trees, with a special screening of the short film Viva Judi Bari.

Wednesday, August 31

Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
7:15 PM
at SHAPE Community Center
3815 Live Oak (at Alabama)
713.521.0641

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC: Decade of Non-violence, Promoting Peace.
September
Thursday, September 1

Cindy Sheehan
and the Bring Them Home Tour
in Houston
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
located at 2025 West 11th Street (at W. TC Jester)

Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4

Chocolate Bayou Festival
11 am - 7 pm at Sunnyside Park
3502 West Bellfort, 2 miles east of Hwy. 288, Bellfort exit
(Greens will be there at booths about Minutemen and about Frances Newton and for KPFT, and probably other places.)

Monday, September 5: LABOR DAY

Japhet Jump-up
3-11 pm, fun day of bands
4601 Clinton Dr., south of the historic Fifth Ward.

Tuesday, September 6

Bridge the Economic Gap Day
(Banner Drops Nationwide)
www.UniversalLivingWage.org
call 713-880-9929 nathalie

Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, September 7

DEATH PENALTY VIGIL AT MECOM FOUNTAIN
6:30 - 7:15 PM
This time, the vigil is especially devoted to Frances Newton,
scheduled for Lethal Injection one week from tonight.
Amnesty International Group 23 holds a vigil on the first Wednesday of each month at Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet). See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. They meet after the vigil at Maryknoll House.

Committee to Free Frances Newton meeting
7:15 PM
at SHAPE Community Center
3815 Live Oak (at Alabama)
713.521.0641

GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(Taco Cabana on the east side of Kirby just south of Richmond, north of 59.)
Thursday, September 8

Green Drinks
6-8 PM, 2nd Thursday of each month
An informal gathering of people interested in the quality of Houston's environment. Networking from 6PM, monthly guest presentation from 7PM.
(Green Drinks is part of Houston Sustainability Network, as well as GreenDrinks.org; to confirm next Green Drinks location contact info@houstonsustainability.net)

Progressive Action Alliance
Monthly meeting 7:00 PM, socialize 6:30 PM
Leisure Learning Center, 2990 Richmond, Houston
(6th floor, Room 6)
2nd Thursday
Contact Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941

Friday, Sept. 10
Teach-in for Frances Newton
at The Artery, 8:00-10:00 PM
5401 Prospect at the corner of Jackson - in the Museum District
Monday, September 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, September 14

6 PM at the Walls Unit in Huntsville
scheduled execution
Frances Newton
VIGILS EVERYWHERE

End of Suburbia and Matthew Simmons
7 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonet at Main Street
Realfilms

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). Likely Topic: Childbirth Resources in Houston (B.I.R.T.H. Fair, Midwifery, Doula programs, etc.)
Thursday, September 15
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Monday, September 19

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
We seek a better place than the Downtown Library...
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC:
Immigrants and Minutemen on the Texas border.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Wednesday, September 21

Green Homes 101 -- Urban Trees
Free Workshop, 6-9 PM
University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, Building, Room 150
Information for Citizens, Contractors, Builders, Homeowners and Buyers in Southeast Texas
Cultivate Green

GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Saturday, Sept. 17 - Saturday, Sept. 25
The Decade of Nonviolence-Houston is holding a Peace Week to mark the mid-decade of the International 2001-2010 Decade for Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World. The week will begin with a conference on Sept. 17 on the Texas Southern University campus, and conclude with an awards dinner a week later. In between, the Decade is encouraging other groups and organizations to create peace-themed events throughout the city. For more information and to become involved, contact Carole Keene, 713-398-6785, carolekeene@juno.com, or Brenda Hardt, bbhardt@academicplanet.com.
Saturday, September 24

Disrupted by Rita here in Houston, but several hundred thousand descended on Washington, D.C.

MARCH AND RALLY AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR
People will assemble at Market Square Park (301 Milam) at 12 pm and march to City Hall/Hermann Square (901 Bagby) at 12:30 pm.

The rally will include speakers, musicians, spoken word performances, and lots of chanting. The demands of the day are: Stop the war on Iraq! Bring the troops home now! Stop U.S. torture! Military recruiters out of our schools and communities! End the occupation of Afghanistan and Palestine! Stop the war on immigrants, communities of color, and workers! Defend the civil liberties and civil rights of all!

This event is being organized by the Houston September 24 Coalition. Coalition members (in formation): Civilians Down, Code Pink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Free Press Houston, Harris County Green Party, Houston Nonviolent Action/War Resisters League, Houston Peace Forum, International Socialist Organization, Latinos Por La Paz, Mamas Brigade, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Mexicanos en Accion, North Harris Peace Group, Pax Christi, Peace Action, Peace with Justice Ministry of the United Methodist Church Texas Conference, Progressive Action Alliance, Progressive Workers Organizing Committee, Troops Out Now Coalition, Wage Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Worldwide Movement for Justice and Peace.

For more information, call (832) 692-2306, (713) 775-2108, or (713) 861-2494.
Email: dsmith2740@houston.rr.com or herbertrothschild@hotmail.com.

Saturday-Monday, September 24-26
END THE WAR ON IRAQ - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
Leave no bases behind - End the corporate occupation of Iraq
Stop bankrupting our communities - No military recruitment in our schools
THREE DAYS OF ACTION IN WASHINGTON, DC
Sat., 9/24 - Massive March, Rally & Festival
Sun., 9/25 - Interfaith Service, Grassroots Training
Mon., 9/26 - Lobby Day, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience

http://www.unitedforpeace.org
Wednesday, September 28
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC: Sustainablility - Texas ioneers Conference.
Rita did disturb us, end of September.
October
Saturday, October 1
Response to the Minutemen
9:00 am - 5:00 PM: an educational conference to be held at Talento Bilengue de Houston (333 S. Jensen Drive).
BIRTH Fair
11 am - 4 pm
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(B.I.R.T.H. -- Bringing Information and Resources to Houston)United Way Center
Concert to benefit the Journey of Hope in Houston
5 PM - 2 AM at Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance Street
An Amnesty International benefit
Tuesday, October 4
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday and Thursday, October 5-6
6:30 PM Peace Week at
Houston Institute for Culture
includes Afghan Women's Project photo exhibit and screening of film "Who's Counting?"
DETAILS
[Note: Postponed from September 21-22 due to Rita]
Wednesday, October 5
Death Penalty Vigil at Mecom Fountain,
6:00-7:15 PM
Committee for France Newton meeting at Sacred Space
7:30 PM onward
www.freefrances.org
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
This time at Daily Grind, 4115 Washington Ave.
It is located on the south side of Washington Avenue at the intersection with Bonner
(between Shepherd and Heights Blvd.)
Thursday, October 6
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's Session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday, October 8

HOUSTON IS A HATE-FREE ZONE!
Say NO! to the Racism of the Minute!

Rally against Intolerance and for Respect
3 PM, Burnet Bayland Park
6000 Chimney Rock at Gulfton
STAND UP AGAINST THE MINUTEMEN AND THEIR INTOLERANCE
Organized by the Coalition Against Intolerance and for Respect
For more information, call 832.392.8777 or 832.282.6997

Monday, October 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, October 12
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Thursday, October 13

Green Drinks
6-8 PM, 2nd Thursday of each month
An informal gathering of people interested in the quality of Houston's environment. Networking from 6PM, monthly guest presentation from 7PM.
(Green Drinks is part of Houston Sustainability Network, as well as GreenDrinks.org; to confirm next Green Drinks location contact info@houstonsustainability.net)

Progressive Action Alliance
Monthly meeting 7:00 PM, socialize 6:30 PM
Leisure Learning Center, 2990 Richmond, Houston
(6th floor, Room 6)
2nd Thursday
Contact Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941

Saturday, October 15

JOURNEY OF HOPE
October 14-30, 2005
Rally TODAY at The Walls Unit, in Huntsville
(site of lethal injections)
This event launches the Texas round of the tour, which will include visits to Houston (stay tuned for details), Dallas/Fort Worth, Bryan/College Station, San Antonio, and finally Austin at the end of the month.
From Violence to Healing is led by murder victim family members who oppose the death penalty. The Journey is joined by death row family members and exonerated death row inmates. Activists from around the world will be joining the Journey to help on this educational speaking tour.

Monday, October 17

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
We seek a better place than the Downtown Library...
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Tentative MAJOR TOPIC(s): Candidates for local office, TX Constitutional Amendments; Journey of Hope.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Wednesday, October 19
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, October 20
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's Session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Saturday, October 22
The Decade of Nonviolence-Houston's Awards Dinner
postponed by Hurricane Rita, has been re-scheduled on this date.There will be a vegetarian Indian meal prepared especially for the occasion. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jill Carroll of the Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious
Tolerance at Rice University. There will also be awards to local peace
builders, performances by Indian dancers, and a surprise musical guest.
6:30 p.m. at Hare Krishna Temple, 34th St. at Ella Blvd.
$25 per ticket, $40 per couple. Make checks payable to Decade of Nonviolence-Houston and mail to P.O. Box 300730, Houston, TX 77230. For more information, contact Carole Keene, 713/869-6364, carolekeene@juno.com.
Sunday, October 23
Yoga for Peace: Noon to 6 PM
Houston Garden Center Auditorium,
1500 Hermann Dr. in Hermann Park (in the rose garden)

Yoga for Peace aims to raise awareness that in order to heal the world, we need to start within ourselves by developing compassion, tolerance, respect, non-violence, and love towards ourselves, our fellow human beings, and nature. The event will have diverse speakers on the practical applications and benefits of working towards Inner Peace, as well as follow-up information from the speakers, music, meditation supplies, t-shirts, and
contact information about local Yoga studios. People of all ages are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Roslyn Earle, 281/435-0563, yoga4peace@earthlink.net.

Wednesday, October 26
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Saturday, October 29

ANNUAL MORATORIUM MARCH ON THE CAPITOL
(to end capital punishment)

This is planned to coincide with meetings of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) in Austin, Texas
see Journey of Hope tour plans

Benefit to establish the Houston Social Forum
6 p.m.-2 a.m. at Helios, 411 Westheimer Rd.
a venue for progressive activists to strategize, network, spread ideas and information, increase awareness of progressive organizations, and educate each other about issues. The first HSF meeting is set for spring 2006. This benefit will feature musical entertainment by local bands Punkin Pie, Rosa, The Free Radicals, and Meridia. Also poetry readings, literature display tables, baked goods, vegan delicacies, and desserts for sale. P
eople can bring literature for the tables. $5 cover charge for folks over 21, $10 for folks under 21.
For more information about the Houston Social Forum, visit www.houstonsocialforum.org.

Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30
Day of the Dead Festival: 11 AM to 6 PM
M.E.C.A. , 1900 Kane, Houston
http://www.meca-houston.org/dotd/
November
Tuesday, November 1
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, November 2
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet this fortnight at Field of Greens, but different places other times; please stay tuned.)
Thursday, November 3
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Tuesday, November 8
ELECTION DAY
Wednesday, November 9
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Thursday, November 10

Green Drinks
6-8 PM, 2nd Thursday of each month
An informal gathering of people interested in the quality of Houston's environment. Networking from 6PM, monthly guest presentation from 7PM.
(Green Drinks is part of Houston Sustainability Network, as well as GreenDrinks.org; to confirm next Green Drinks location contact info@houstonsustainability.net)

Progressive Action Alliance
Monthly meeting 7:00 PM, socialize 6:30 PM
Leisure Learning Center, 2990 Richmond, Houston
(6th floor, Room 6)
2nd Thursday
Contact Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941

Friday, November 11
Houston Peace and Justice Center's Third Annual Awards Dinner
Monday, November 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, November 16
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(The Daily Grind, 4115 Washington Ave.)
Thursday, November 17
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)
Friday-Sunday, November 18-20
Saturday, November 19
March and rally against the war on Iraq
Monday, November 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
We seek a better place than the Downtown Library...
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Presentation by David Cobb

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.
PS: PLEASE BE AWARE that starting January 16, HCGP will begin meeting upstairs at Central Market on the SW corner of Westheimer and Weslayan.

Tuesday, November 22

Campus Greens host David Cobb at University of Houston
NOON
University Center Plaza on the north side (not the parking lot side)
Sponsored by the renascent Campus Greens in Houston

Green Party House Party
7 PM at 4015 Tartan, Houston, TX 77025
This is a fundraising event, but nobody will be turned away.
For directions and/or to RSVP, please call 713-705-5594.

Wednesday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Eve)
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Thursday, November 24
THANKSGIVING DAY
Friday, November 25
BUY NOTHING DAY
1-4 p.m. at Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse, 1318 West 26th St.
The Houston Simplicity Network holds a Barter Fair and an After Thanksgiving Potluck. Trade objects and services without using common currency, and feast on Thanksgiving dinner left-overs. For more information and/or to volunteer, contact Lidney Molnari, 832/466-1342
"Stop Stalking Our Kids"
7:15 p.m. at 3759 Ingold
Parents and citizens concerned about military recruitment in our schools will meet
to plan counter-recruitment organizing efforts.
For more information, contact David, 713/665-4665 or Sherry, 713/828-1132.
Wednesday, November 30
This evening, the state of Virginia ALMOST carried out the thousandth execution in the US since 1976 reinstatement of Capital Punishment. Look at this map: PROPORTIONAL
POSTPONED! YAY!!! A stay
Banner Drop 4:30-6:30 PM Dunlavy bridge over US 59
Next schedule: Friday, 12/02
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
December
Thursday, December 1
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

The Houston Area Department of Peace and Nonviolence Campaign hosts "Connecting Conversations, Music and Potluck" at The Next Door Coffee House, 2734 Edloe Houston, Texas 77027 @ the corner of Edloe & Kipling, between Westheimer and W. Alabama 6:30-8:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6:30; if inclined arrive at 6 p.m. to walk the labyrinth.
For more information contact Kathy Kidd at kathykidd@earthlink.net
Friday, December 2
This evening, the state of North Carolina inherits the thousandth execution in the US since 1976 reinstatement of Capital Punishment. Look at this map: PROPORTIONAL
Anti-Death Penalty Banner Drop
4:30-6:30 PM Dunlavy bridge over US 59

Annual Houston ACLU Gala (featuring Al Franken this year)

Saturday, December 3
7-10 p.m. at The Station Museum, 1502 Alabama at LaBranch.
To mark the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners, there'll be a talk by Robert King Wilkerson, a Black Panther imprisoned for years in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. He and two other Panthers were sentenced to one of the longest solitary confinements in U.S. penal history. Texas filmmaker Jimmy O'Halligan will also be present to screen selections from his documentary film, "3 Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation." Sponsored by Anarchist Black Cross, which works with political prisoners.
Monday, December 5
DICK CHENEY visits Houston for TOM DELAY
to help raise money.
THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.
PROTEST THIS.
5-7 PM outside the Westin Oaks Hotel,
5011 Westheimer at Post Oak in the Galleria area.

There'll be Abu Graib torture hoods to don for the media to highlight Cheney's steadfast commitment to US abuse of detainees, as well as signs opposing the war and the other gruesome policies promoted by the two most powerful men in Washington. The event has come together spontaneously, with people from many progressive groups working on it.
For more information, contact
Bill Crosier of Progressive Action Alliance (paa@crosierbiomed.com)
or Stan Merriman of Vets for Peace (stan.merriman@sbcglobal.net)
SEE REPORTING at Houston Indymedia
Tuesday, December 6
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, December 7

DEATH PENALTY VIGIL AT MECOM FOUNTAIN
6:30 - 7:15 PM
Tony Egbuna Ford was scheduled for Lethal Injection tonight in Huntsville,
but he GOT A STAY!
Amnesty International Group 23 holds a vigil on the first Wednesday of each month at Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet). See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. They meet after the vigil at Maryknoll House.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
GUEST(s): Sue Lovell, candidate for Houston City Council, at large position 2. Others likely, including Daisy Maura for HISD District 9. Taped segments possible.
Thursday, December 8

Green Drinks
6-8 PM, 2nd Thursday of each month, now at
Dimassi's Middle Eastern Restaurant at 2401 Times Blvd (In Rice Village)
An informal gathering of people interested in the quality of Houston's environment. Networking from 6PM, monthly guest presentation from 7PM.
This Month: Cas and Git Vanwoerden will talk about their permaculture farm, Animal Farm
http://www.trcat.com/animalfarm.htm

(Green Drinks is part of Houston Sustainability Network, as well as GreenDrinks.org; to confirm next Green Drinks location contact info@houstonsustainability.net)

Progressive Action Alliance
Monthly meeting 7:00 PM, socialize 6:30 PM
Leisure Learning Center, 2990 Richmond, Houston
(6th floor, Room 6)
2nd Thursday
Contact Bill Crosier, 713-641-4941

Saturday, December 10

CAIR-Houston's annual banquet has as its theme "American Muslims: Partners for Equality, Promoting Community!" CAIR stands for Council of American-Islamic Relations. Featured on the program are Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR-National; Mrs. Yaphet Elamin, Missouri State Representative; Mr. Talib Elamin, St. Louis Committeeman; Sr. Hadia Mubarak, CAIR-National Board Member and past MSA National President; Br. James “Yusuf” Yee, Former Army Chaplin at Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Westin Oaks, 5011 Westheimer Road at Post Oak Blvd. No time is yet posted on the website. Call 713/838-2247 or email info@cairhouston.org.

Monday, December 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Tuesday, December 13
Join fellow activists signing holiday cards for death row prisoners and for the juveniles who left it behind. Last call to sign your very own signature on holiday cards for the 400+ on Texas death row. Bring some holiday munchies or drinks to share, a colorful pen, and some postage stamps and join the fun.
Come around 6:30 and stay until 9:00 pm.
S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
(PS: Today is the day Tookie Williams is scheduled to be executed in California. There will likely be at least one vigil; afterwards, come to SHAPE to help out with prisoner support.
Wednesday, December 14
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
most likely again at Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
PUBLIC ACCESS TV: 8 p.m. on Channel 17 (Warner Cable) also 12/28.
The Drug Policy Forum of Texas presents a program called "Drugs, Crime and Politics," featuring Buford Terrell, professor at South Texas Law School, and drug policy reform activist Bindu Nair. They'll discuss current efforts to reduce the harm done by drug abuse as well as the harm caused by misguided drug laws and enforcement practices. A news segment will cover the latest developments, both positive and negative, on the drug war front, stressing the damage caused by prohibitory laws and explore possible alternatives.
Thursday, December 15
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's Session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Sunday, December 18

Harris County Green Party PARTY
5 PM potluck at the home of Deb and George,
7260 Santa Fe, Houston, TX 77061;
Call 713-641-2815 to RSVP and learn what to bring.

Monday, December 19

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
We seek a better place than the Downtown Library...
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Film Viewing "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices"
(see www.walmartmovie.com)

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.
PS: PLEASE BE AWARE that starting January 16, HCGP will begin meeting upstairs at Central Market on the SW corner of Westheimer and Weslayan.

Wednesday, December 21
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
THIS SHOW: Taped abolition events through the past year, HIMC.
December 25

O Little Town of Bethlehem,
The hopes and fears of all the years...
Let there be Peace On Earth.

December 26 - January 1

The week-long celebration of Houston KWANZAA 2005 will begin with the call of the drum and a music, food, arts and crafts event. Other events will take place at various locations in the city. Details can be found at
www.selfdeterminationradio.org

Wednesday, December 28
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
PUBLIC ACCESS TV: 8 p.m. on Channel 17 (Warner Cable)
The Drug Policy Forum of Texas presents a program called "Drugs, Crime and Politics," featuring Buford Terrell, professor at South Texas Law School, and drug policy reform activist Bindu Nair. They'll discuss current efforts to reduce the harm done by drug abuse as well as the harm caused by misguided drug laws and enforcement practices. A news segment will cover the latest developments, both positive and negative, on the drug war front, stressing the damage caused by prohibitory laws and explore possible alternatives.
Wednesday, December 31

What to do with the last day of the year?
Think about running for office --
DO!!!
See TX Secretary of State.
If not you, WHO?

last updated: 2005-01-03


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