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Charity Network News has teamed up with Equality Florida & our allies to honor the 49 souls lost at Pulse with 1 week of events in Houston to support the LGBT community. Together, in times of escalating chaos we learn to shift fear, discrimination, bigotry, violence, grief & anger to hold a vision of equality & world peace for our community by finding the stillness & joy within that can anchor us in any storm. Perfect for anyone, regardless of experience, belief system or philosophy. Wear your Rainbows with Pride and join us as we #HonorThemWithAction
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 |
Meditate for World Peace | Half-day Retreat: (9:00 am-12:00 pm) Zen Meditation Classes. Free. Guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072
PFLAG Equality Meeting: (2:00 pm) PFLAG has been saving lives, strengthening families, changing hearts, minds & laws since 1972. Our nationwide family voice is integral to advancing equality for the #LGBT community. Come to our meeting, make new friends and join us for lunch afterwards. St. Pauls Recreation Center, 401 Branard St., Houston, Tx 77006.
MONDAY, JUNE 12 |
Yoga for World Peace | On The Green: (11:00 am-12:30 pm) Strengthen, relax, recharge, re-center and heal. Presented in partnership with Military Veterans Peer Network. Bring your own mat, towel & water. Participants are required to sign an exercise release form upon arrival. Free. Discovery Green. 1500 McKinney, 77010.
Pulse Vigil | Montrose Center: (7:00 pm) A year later, celebrating the lives of those lost in the Pulse Orlando massacre. The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, 77006 Montrosecenter.org
Poems for Pulse & LGBT Equality | The Last Concert Café: (8:30-10:00 pm) Come express yourself by writing a creative verse, lyric or spoken word to uproot anti-LGBTQ bigotry & hate with love. Open Mic. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St, 77002
TUESDAY, JUNE 13 |
Yoga for Healing | Resurrection MCC: (7:00-8:30 pm) Get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit through Yoga! Connect with others, suitable for everyone. All body types and skill levels welcome. Bring your own mat, towel & water. Free. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2015 West 11th Street, 100-Main Floor AB. 77008
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 |
Oneness Blessing | Unity: (5:30-6:45pm) The Oneness Blessing, is a hands-on, direct blessing. Which can strengthen your relationship with your Divine, Spirit, God. Quiet your chattering monkey mind in group meditation. The more blessings you receive, the greater the benefit. Child care available, no reservation required. Free. Wallet Hall @ Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr, 77057
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 |
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool | Rothko Chapel: (5:00 – 6:00pm) Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art whose physical practice offers general health benefits, stress mgmt.& increased energy. The physical & meditative aspects of Tai Chi, which use slow movements, relieve the physical effects of stress on the body & mind. Led by instructor Henderson Smith. Inclement weather class held indoors. Free. Register. Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon, 7700
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 |
‘ Paying It Forward ‘ for Pulse & Manchester | Food Not Bombs: (8:00-9:30 pm) We fight hate & violence with kindness, activism & charity. Volunteer & do something good for your favorite charity on Friday. Serve nationwide and help provide free vegan meals for the homeless. Cook & bring a disposable aluminum pan of hot vegetarian food to serve, or donate a love offering. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard, 521 Lamar, 77002.
SAT, JUNE 17 |
Qi Gong for Equality: (4-6 pm) Also known as Falun Gong or Falun Dafa, a traditional qigong practice now forbidden in China due to their Communist regime, practitioners are often persecuted like the LGBT community in other parts of the world. Together we will practice Qi Gong & take a stand for Global Human Rights. Gentle movements & meditation cultivate the body, mind, & spirit. A powerful system only consists of 5 simple exercises, performed by anyone regardless of age, physical condition, or prior experience. Outside of Chinese Consulate, 3417 Montrose Blvd.,77006.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18th |
Dance for World Peace | Ecstatic Dance Evolution: (10:30 am-1:00 pm)
A transformational dance practice. Be free in mind-body-spirit & express yourself thru movement with an accepting creative community. Uproot anti-LGBTQ bias & bigotry through the beauty of dance & movement. Free. Midtown Arts and Theater Center (MATCH) 3400 Main Street, 77002
Sunday Love Feast : (5:00pm) Break bread and make new friends. Karma talk followed by a free vegetarian meal for all. Free. ISKCON Temple: 1320 West 34th Street, 77018.
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Come to our art opening or take a private tour with Lex Lumiere and explore the creative crossroads between art, our quest for truth, faith and life after death. ♥
On October 3rd, Lex Lumiere will have 2 art pieces up for bid in the auction for the 2015 HRC National Dinner; Once Upon A Time : Authentic Self Love, one of the seven wooden sculptures created for charity auctions, ” Peace Is Freedom “ a photograph exhibited in the Breaking Borders showcase at the Louvre in July of 2015 as part of The Exposure Award, along with her grandmother Bea’s, ” Cup Of Tea “ oil painting. It is the first time both award winning artists from the same family will be auctioned off in an art show together. Their artistic legacy as a family continues to thrive as they share the stage and an event with Guest Speaker, Vice President Joe Biden, A Great Big World , Futuristic , Allison Janney, HRC President Chad Griffin in order to honor Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook with the HRC Visibility Award and Ellen Page with the HRC Vanguard Award.
Cheers to taking Art to a whole new level.
The event is sponsored by: #WellsFargo #HiltonWorldwide #AARP #Accenture #EMC2 #Accenture #Hyatt #Mariott #Microsoft #UPS #Walmart #Aetna #Alcoa #Barilla #BrownForeman #Cigna #GSK #JohnsonAndJohnson #LockheedMartin #MillerCoors #PWC #RopesAndGray #Sprint #TMobile #VidaFitness #WombleCarlyle #BakerAndMcKenzie #CaesarsEntertainment #CardinalHealth #Danaher #ModernLuxuryDc #LathamAndWatkins #ROISolutions #Skadden #Sodexo #WinstonAndStrawn #AFGE #AkinGump #BakerBotts #CATechnologies
” Dear Lex Lumiere, It’s an honor to have your work included in one of the largest global celebrations of photography! In the next few weeks you will be receiving a Thank You Package for participating in The Exposure Award. You will also receive a letter of recognition for participation in the Digital Display at the Louvre on July 13! Thanks again for being a part of The Exposure Award, we are honored to include you and looking forward to sharing your work in Paris and beyond! ”
The Exposure Award Team
PFLAG At The Capitol is the true story of #MrSinclair, a Southern Baptist #Minister from #Texas caught in the cross fire as a Civil Rights Activist at the historic Selma to Montgomery march and how his life journey led to the unsolved #Murder of his #Gay son, a student at the University of Houston. Events that gave Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair passionate reasons for becoming activists with the non-profit #PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Travel behind the scenes with PFLAG to the Texas State Capitol in Austin as they meet with elected officials and discover the #Truth behind why other members also advocate for the #LGBT Community in the South against #Discrimination in employment, housing and marriage equality. The fight for Equality meets the Southern Heat in the newest television program for Art4Charity : PFLAG At The Capitol.