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Historical Calendar of Progressive and Green Party Events 2009

January

2009
Thursday, January First
Happy New Year! Let's make it a good one.
Friday, January 2
Protest the Israeli military assault on Gaza
3:00-6:00 pm
Israeli Consulate located at 59/Weslayan
Oppose apartheid and grossly disproportionate reprisals
(100/1 ratio of Palestinian civilians killed per Israeli deaths)
Support immediate cease-fire and halt to hostilities.
NOTE: Ongoing protests and vigils on almost daily basis;
check other calendars for up-to-date announcements.
See national Green Party press release.
Sunday, January 4
Film Screening: 500 Miles to Babylon -- Life in occupied Iraq
8 - 10 PM
Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave.
(one and half blocks east of Montrose, south side of the street )
Wednesday, January 7
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, January 8

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

Monday, January 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Wednesday, January 14
GreenWatch TV: GAZA
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday, really.

Friday, January 16

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Silent protest against the Israeli massacres in Gaza
Houston Holocaust Museum 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX
WHY: To raise awareness of the massacres being committed by Israel and that “Never Again!” means Gaza as well
NOTE: All signs and flags will be provided by HCJPP. Private signs and anything else, will NOT be accepted. This is a silent, peaceful protest and as such everyone involved should exert every effort to enforce the rules.
Houston Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (HCJPP)

Memorial for Bill Holloway in Austin
(Green Party leader and progressive activist Bill Holloway passed away a little over a week ago. Details will be forthcoming on the location of the memorial.)
Saturday, January 17

Urban Harvest Tree Sale
Rice University Stadium Parking Area

Monday, January 19

all day:
Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday celebrated with a day off,
and ONE original Parade that honors his legacy.
Harris County Green Party will be participating in the Black Heritage Society's "Original" Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, which will take place at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 19, 2009, starting at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Griggs Rd. (Palm Center), and ending at MacGregor Park, where there will be festivities including music and other fun.
Prior to that time, there will be a sidewalk-march from the I-610 South Loop area of M. L. King Blvd. northward to Palm Center (c.1.4km, a little less than a mile), beginning at noon. This is a pedestrian-only march, no floats, just hand-held signs or banners (assume you will pass through areas as little as two meters wide).
The parade turning out of Palm Center will turn north on M.L. King Blvd., and after crossing Old Spanish Trail, the parade will complete a 1600-meter (one mile) journey as it turns left into MacGregor Park,

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local elections, upcoming Steering Committee election

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Tuesday, January 20

"Executed on a Technicality"
Professor David Dow
7:00 PM at University of St. Thomas
Scanlan Room in Jerabeck Hall
sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, The Consul General of France, M. Pierre Granjouan, and the Social Justice Committee of UST

FLYER
contact David Atwood, 832.693.5710 dpatwood@igc.org

Wednesday, January 21

Vigilia de Oracion por Reformas Migratorias Justas para Todos
(prayer vigil to make migration fair for all)
4:00-7:30 PM
Mickey Leland Federal Center, downtown Houston
1919 Smith, at junction with St. Joseph
more info: 713-271-9703

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens, on Alabama east of Kirby
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday-Sunday, January 23-25
Statewide Green Party leadership retreat
(at Christine's; see gptx.org)
Wednesday, January 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 We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
February
Wednesday, February 4
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens is our default meeting place, but we sometimes meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.
Saturday-Sunday, February 7-8
Gulfcoast Greens Strategic Planning Meeting
at HIFC space, beside the "Tlaquepaque Market" arch,
708-B Telephone Road [@ Lockwood], Houston, TX 77023
Across from the fire station.)
Monday, February 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
This month's meeting may be rendered unnecessary by previous weekend's hugely successful consensus laden hootenanny!
Wednesday, February 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 We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, February 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Steering Committee Elections

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, February 18
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens is our default meeting place, but we sometimes meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.
Wednesday, February 25
GreenWatch TV: African-American Politics - past, present, future.
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits).
March
Wednesday, March 4
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens is our default meeting place, but we sometimes meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.
Monday, March 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Wednesday, March 11
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, March 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local political races

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, March 18
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens is our default meeting place, but we sometimes meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.
Thursday, March 19

Iraq war 5th anniversary, our time.

Wednesday, March 25
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
April
Wednesday, April 8
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, April 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Monday, April 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS:
Local political races
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, April 22
GreenWatch TV: Earth Day - Air Quality in Houston
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
May
Wednesday, May 6
GreenWatch TV: I.C.E. Detention Centers
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, May 11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Monday, May 18

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local political races

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, May 20
GreenWatch TV: HIV/AIDS
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Wednesday, June 3
GreenWatch TV: Single Payer Health Care for ALL!
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, June 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Monday, June 15

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local political races

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, June 17
GreenWatch TV: Domestic Violence, w/guest host Sister Anelle Williams
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Juneteenth weekend , June 18-21

Green Party of the United States
Annual National Meeting
Durham, North Carolina

July

Wednesday, July 1
GreenWatch TV: Labor Unions, work in the 21st century.
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, July 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Wednesday, July 15
GreenWatch TV: Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, July 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local political races; Islam 101, CAIR, and Cynthia McKinney

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, July 29
GreenWatch TV: Health Care for All (tape from fall rally)
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
August
Monday, August 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Wednesday, August 12
GreenWatch TV: Health Care For All with Peg Nosek and George Atkinson
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Saturday, August 14
Monday, August 17

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local Campaigns

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, August 26
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Mon-Tue, Aug 31-Sept 1
Progressive Coalition
GET SIGNATURES, COME TO PARTY TUESDAY EVENING
FOLLOW THE LINK
Down to the wire petitioning to get on the ballot for Houston City Council in 2009
(Deadline Wednesday, 5 PM; election Tuesday, November 3)
September
Wednesday, September 9
GreenWatch TV -- 09.09.09
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, September 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Monday, September 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Health Care for All; No Spanking of Children

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, September 23
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
October
Wednesday, October 7
GreenWatch TV - TOPIC: ACORN in Houston
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, October 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Saturday, October 17
Cynthia McKinney back in town
(McKinney returns from Sankofa celebration with NBUF in Galveston)
Guest speaker, PLUS a movie:
"Robert Greenwald demonstrates deft timing with his new documentary;
it’s at the center of the movement to end the American military
involvement in Afghanistan" — The New York Times

Join us for a FREE screening of Greenwald’s newest film: RETHINK
AFGHANISTAN. Ending the U.S. military occupation of Afghanistan starts
with getting together with our friends, neighbors, and relatives to
discuss the costs of this misguided adventure. Join the Harris County
Green Party, the Progressive Action Alliance, and the Houston Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine. Anyone and everyone are welcome!
At Houston Institute for Culture, 708-B Telephone Road
in the Tlaquepaque Market Plaza
Detailed location directions:
Tlaquepaque Plaza is in the near east side of Houston. It is at the intersection where Leeland becomes Telephone Road at Lockwood. You can get there easily from downtown by going east on Leeland; or, from UH you can go northeast on Elgin and go under I-45; Elgin becomes Lockwood, then continue past the high school and take a turn into the parking lot before the traffic light at the fire station. OK?
Monday, October 19

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: City Council elections (Progressive Coalition); GPTX 10th anniversary celebration; etc.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, October 21

GreenWatch TV: Part 1 - 350.org and Transition Houston
Guests: Lisa Lin, Nancy Edwards and Megan Parks.

Part 2 -
Progressive Coalition candidates for Houston City Council
Guests: Alfred Molison, Deb Shafto, Don Cook

Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES

November
Wednesday, November 4
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, November 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Wednesday, November 18
GreenWatch TV - part one: Nepal and India [watch online - VIMEO];
part two: Local Candidates for Houston City Council [watch online - VIMEO], see Progressive Coalition endorsed runoff candidates Karen Derr and Jolanda Jones.
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES
Monday, November 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Local Elections,

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs at CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Saturday, November 21
GPTX 10th Anniversary!
Breakfast: 9-10 AM
Business: 10 AM - noon
Lunch: noon - 1 PM
Business: 1 - 3 PM
CELEBRATION: 4-10 PM

Anyone and everyone are welcome!
At Houston Institute for Culture, 708-B Telephone Road
in the Tlaquepaque Market Plaza
Detailed location directions:
Tlaquepaque Plaza is in the near east side of Houston. It is at the intersection where Leeland becomes Telephone Road at Lockwood. You can get there easily from downtown by going east on Leeland; or, from UH you can go northeast on Elgin and go under I-45; Elgin becomes Lockwood, then continue past the high school and take a turn into the parking lot before the traffic light at the fire station. OK?
RSVP for planning purposes: hcgp@txgreens.org
December
Wednesday, December 2
GreenWatch TV we featured Keith Koski of Building Materials Reuse Warehouse for the first half, then Duane Bradley and Robin Lewis of KPFT 90.1 FM radio.
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV. ARCHIVES.
Monday, December 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, at 4822 Spellman Road.
Wednesday,December 16
GreenWatch TV [DVD from Big Noise; credits and links soon]
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits).
Monday, December 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: To Be Decided

Wednesday, December 30
GreenWatch TV: OUR MEDIA, with Tish Stringer& John Herrera.
Harris County Green Party's call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (watch LIVE online from anywhere via the internet, or on public access cable inside Houston city limits). ARCHIVES

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