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FRIDAY, Sept 6th   Mother's for Clean Air   ***An Intoxicating Comedy*** 
Join Mothers for Clean Air for a special screening of "Blue Vinyl", a feature 
length comedy documenting the serious environmental and health effects of the 
world's second largest selling plastic. Armed with a piece of vinyl siding from 
her parents' home on Long Island, the filmmaker Judith Helfland embarks on an 
international mission of environmental justice, revealing a complex web of 
alleged corporate conspiracies and tragic deaths from toxic exposure. 

The screening will begin at 7pm at the University of Houston in Agnes Arnold
Hall, room 104.

For more info call 713-526-0110, or visit their website

FRIDAY Sept 6: First Friday Forum presents
Decade of Nonviolence-Houston will be presenting a talk on "Food Security, 
World Hunger, and Sustainable Development: What Can We Do?" by Dr. Selena Ahmed, 
co-convener of Decade of Nonviolence-Houston and a USAID and BIFAD appointee to 
the US Advisory Committee to on Domestic and Global Food Security Issues.

Reception at 7:30pm, presentation begins at 8pm at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. 
(just west of Greenbriar)

SATURDAY, September 7th     Voter Registration Training
Harris County is sponsoring a workshop for voter
registration deputies at the Jury Assembly Room
9-11:30am.  This is your chance to become a Voter Regstration Deputy. They'll 
be swearing people in and training them and providing them with materials. 

FRIDAY, September 6th, 7-9pm   International Storytelling Festival
Join artists, Oscar Brown, Jr., Tejumola Ologboni, Zeitor African Dance 
Ensemble, and Nana Yaa Asantewa for an evening of stories and festivities.
      Saturday, September 7, 2002  7:30pm
      International Storytelling Festival
      Performance:  Miller Outdoor Theater

SUNDAY, Sept. 8: The Women's Group This weeks speaker is State Rep. Debra Danburg. District 134. She chairs the powerful House Committee on Elections and she’s also a ranking member on the State Affairs and Calendars committees. She’s 1 of only 2 members to hold all 3 leadership positions. 10:45am FUU, 5200 Fannin @Southmore Room 305

MONDAY September 9th The Rothko Chapel Presenting "The Human Side of Human Rights in Israel and Palestine" a talk by Devorah Brous, founder and director of Bustan L'Shalom, raises awareness of human rights violations aids impoverished families in Israel and Palestine, and has held weekly Interfaith Peace Vigils for Israelis and Palestinians in front of the Wailing Wall/Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem. Begins at 7:30 PM, at The Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross @ Yupon. Event is free, but space is limited. To RSVP, call 713-524-9839 or email TUESDAY September 10th Mayor Lee Brown will be issuing the proclamation that Houston endorses the United Nations' Decade for Building Peace at 9:30a.m. at the City Hall Visitor's Center. For more info e-mail Tuesday, September 10, at 7:00 pm UH NOW Will be meeting at UH in the University Center Underground, in Room 90, the Pacific Room. For more info: call Kathy Goodwin 713-529-8697

September 10th 2002, 7:00-9:00 PM The ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE -Gulf Coast/Houston chapter is having two combined organizational meetings with a social!
At Baker's St. Pub in Rice Village on Morningside R.S.V.P. by September 9th 2002 to Rebecca Hamm at We will be providing free beer and appetizers, so come early!!! Learn about our organization, network, and see how you can get involved!!! Please join us WEDNESDAY Sept 11th 7:00pm Soka Gakkai International-Houston SGI will begin a six month book discussion group in collaboration with the Decade of Nonviolence-Houston. The first book will be "For the Sake of Peace" and the second will be "Choose Hope," both from Middleway Press. At the Barnes and Noble, 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd. The group will be meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00p.m. For more info, call Leslie Golden, 888/675-2622, x104. Barnes & Noble on FM1960 to particpate also. Weekends of September 13-15, 20-22 September 17th & 18th Children's Museum hosts the Child Rights Conference On the 17th, there's a free presentation at 7:00pm by Elizabeth Gibbons, who is Chief of Global Policy for UNICEF, at the Children's Museum, 1500 Binz.

The next day on Sept 18th is an all-day conference from 9am-4pm which is $35. The conference planning committee has invited a limited number of professionals to this groundbreaking round table conference. Join us as 2 dynamic international speakers from the Child Welfare League of America facilitate this motivating day of education, dialogue, coalition-building and mobilizing. RSVP to 17th event by 9/13 713-626-7410

Association for Women in Science - Houston September 18th 2002, 6:30 @ 8:30 PM Building 4 Cafeteria At Lexicon Genetics, Inc. 8800 Technology Forest Place The Woodlands, TX R.S.V.P. by September 10th 2002, Margaret Allen at 281-863-3452 (registration at the door will be required for security purposes) $5.00 per person for dinner, collected at the door (provided by Murphy's Deli) September 20-22 THE 2002 TEXAS NOW CONFERENCE GO TO: to find out everything you need to know about this exciting event to be held in Dallas. September 20-22 FESTIVAL OF THE GODDESS in San Marcus, Texas Join our annual gathering of Goddess women in the beautiful and nurturing environment of the Texas hill country to honor ourselves, commune with Mother Nature, and create a loving community. $75 for women/$45 for girls. For more info: or e-mail at Saturday, September 21st 7:30-9:30pm A Mstrapeace in the Making Join the womyn of Mstrapeace in celebrating the Autumn Equinox with art, poetry, music and education. Grabba Java Coffee Shop. (3509 Elgin-across from UH).

Mstrapeace is a group of artists and activists working together to create awareness about violence against women around the world. Learn the many ways you can get involved to help our sisters here and globally.

Hope to see you there! For more info email Alicia at Saturday, September 28th WOMEN'S FESTIVAL The annual Houston Women's Festival will be held at Garden in the Heights. The festival will run from 1-m until 12 midnight that Saturday. There will be live entertainment and vendors as well as an art exhibit. For more info check the website or email at The website has ticket prices, directions, a site map and lots of other pertinent data.