CALENDAR - THIS MONTH

Check out the many events scheduled for this month. Listed below are just a small selection of the many workships, panels, film showings, and other events going on around the state. Visit the peace centers in your community to learn more about what is happening on in your neck of the woods. Some highlights:

Texans for Peace: 4th Annual Teaching Peace in Texas Schools Conference, Oct 11, Austin - CANCELED

October 2008

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2 AUS - Gandhi Birthday and ACPJ Fundraiser, 6pm Huston-Tillotson University

3 AUS - 8th Annual Bill of Rights Dinner, Texas Civil Rights Project 6pm UT Alumni Center

AUS - National Conference to Honor Freedom of Conscience, including Walter WInk

SA - Victims' Families Gather to Oppose Death Sentences for the Mentally Ill, 3pm University of the Incarnate Word, Bonilla Science Hall auditorium

4 AUS - National Conference to Honor Freedom of Conscience, including Walter WInk

HOU - Rally for universal health care. 4pm Houston CIty Hall

5 ROCKPORT - Gathering For Peace, 6pm Rockport Beach Park Band Shell

SA - Solidarity Sunday, 5:30pm Madison Square Presby. Church

AUS - National Conference to Honor Freedom of Conscience,

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7 AUS - Film: Daniel Ellsberg:
"Secrecy and Presidential Wars: Lessons of '68"
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UT Jessen Auditorium

AUS - Lecture: Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, 2pm UT Flawn Center Auditorium

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10 AUS - 2nd Annual Bilingual Symposium on Immigration, Mexican-American Cultural Center

AUS - 1968, a Global Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Conference, UT

11 AUS - 2nd Annual Bilingual Symposium on Immigration, Mexican-American Cultural Center

AUS - 1968, a Global Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Conference, UT

HOU - World Day Against the Death Penalty Teach In, 10am Crooker Center at Un. of St. Thomas

12 AUS - Last Sunday Discussion with author Naomi Klein, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
" 6pm St. Andrew's Presby. Church

13 DAL - Discussion: Iran Challenge After Nov. 4, Cathedral of Hope - 5910 Cedar Springs Road, 7pm

14 EL PASO - Peace Prayer Vigil, 7pm St. Pius X Parish

15 ABILENE - Texas Jail Project takes it to ABILENE, 1pm Taylor County Courthouse, 300 Oak St.

16 SA - Film: "Kansas vs Darwin, 6:30pm University of the Incarnate Word Library Auditorium

HOU - Ninth annual Texas Conference for Women, George R. Brown Convention Center

HOU -Art exhibit to mark 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10am 2101 Winter St.

AUS -Iraq War Veteran Camilo Mejía
Author of Road from ar Ramadi: An Iraq War Memoir, 7pm, UT Garrison 0.102

17 DAL - Protest: Unified Community against Gay Hate Crimes (U.C.A.G.H.C.), 7pm J.R.’s Bar and Grill

18 AUS - Forum: "Fighting for a Fair Trade Future" 1pm Conley-Guererro Activity Center, 808 Nile Street

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22 AUS - Workers Defense Project
6th Anniversary Celebration! 6:30 pm Mercury Hall

DENTON - Grassroots Media Justice Tour

23 DAL - Town Hall Meeting on Transgender Issues, 7pm 2701 Reagan St.

HOU - Fr. John Dear Speaking: Dominican Sisters Meeting Room, 6501 Almeda Rd. 7pm

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25 HOU - 9th Annual March to End Executions, 2pm SHAPE center at 3903 Almeda

HOU - Greater Texas PeaceJam SLAM, U. of H.

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28 AUS - Discussion: journalist John Pilger "Journalism and the 'War on Terror" 7pm, UT Welch (WCH) 1.120

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Coming Soon

Oct, 2008 Houston - Mahatma Gandhi Week 2008

Nov 1, 2008 HOU - 3rd Annual Quaker Peace Festival, noon-7pm, Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 W 26Th St.

Nov 21, 2008 Hitting Stops Here! Statewide - Nationwide Campaign for Banning Corporal Punishment
in US Public Schools