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Urvashi Vaid:"A Critical Look at the LGBT Movement"

Thursday, February 5 @ 6:00pm

2025 W 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008 (Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church)

Details:  The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality is pleased to present a Gray/Wawro Lecture in Gender, Health and Well-being by Urvashi Vaid, Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School. While this lecture is free and open to the public, we do ask that you RSVP via the CSWGS website, where you can learn more about Vaid and the subject of her lecture: cswgs.rice.edu/vaid


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TSU Rally to Expose Police Brutality


When: Saturday, February 7 @ 9:00am
Where: At the corner of Tierwester and Cleburne
Details:  On February 7 a coalition of area activists led by End Mass Incarceration Houston, NBPP and Alianza Mexicana will challenge the police as they attempt to manipulate public opinion at TSU and try to convince the uninformed that they are a benefit to The People. The truth is that the police DO NOT serve and protect The People; the police serve and protect a system which increasingly denies The People their Right to Dignity, their Right to Respect, to Economic Opportunity and the Right to Life itself. 
Police murder, legal injustice and mass incarceration all have a common denominator; a system which favors the rights of property over the rights of humanity. This system destroys poor and working class communities while upholding laws enacted to make the wealthy even more wealthy. The US government is controlled by money and administered by a corrupted political bureaucracy. The police are their first line of defense against any meaningful change. The time for change is NOW...join us as we stand up and speak up against police murder.

Reading Group for "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein


When: Sunday, February 8 @ 9:00am

Where: 1900 Bering Dr Houston, TX 77057 (Emerison Unitarian Church)
 

Details:  People who want to Read and Discuss This changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Will meet each Sunday until we finish the book. Contact Name:  Ken Jones Contact Email Address:  eduheretic@gmail.com


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Hate Crimes Town Hall Meeting


When: Sunday, February 8 @ 2:00pm

Where: 401 Branard St, 2nd Floor, Houston, Texas 77006 (The Montrose Center)
 

Details:  Listening session on hate crimes and anti-LGBT bias in Houston.  According to the FBI's most recent hate crimes statistics, Houston law enforcement agencies reported a total of five hate crimes targeting lesbian, gay or bisexual individuals for all of 2013, and zero hate crimes against transgender persons. You're saying, "What? How can that be?" In a city of over two million people and a large LGBT population, such low numbers suggest that actual hate crimes are likely being dangerously under reported.  In order to learn directly from Houston's LGBT community about bias crimes in Houston, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Montrose Center will be hosting a Town Hall meeting. This is a listening session. No law enforcement personnel will be there. We are committed to provide a safe space for those in attendance.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1401779233456255

 


The Houston Progressive Calendar is posting progressive actions/meetings/events to encourage more visibility and participation of weekly activities for progressive causes and a more informed community. You can find updated calendar with event details hereIf you would like to submit an event from your organization, please send it to: houstonprogressivecalendar@gmail.com

 

Feb 17: "Senior Day" at State Capitol in Austin