Asylum in America
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Asylum in America

The Civil Discourse Series presents multiple sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum will convene a panel of subject matter experts to represent their unique perspectives on an issue related to human and civil rights.

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Rock Your HeART Out 2018!
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Rock Your HeART Out 2018!

Dallas cares about international and domestic human rights. What better way to bring them all together to support this cause than listening to great music and seeing great art? HRI is excited to share their mission with a larger community of like-minded individuals.

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Howdy Y'all Potluck
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Howdy Y'all Potluck

  • 6400 High Star, #131 Houston TX 77074 (map)
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When Houstonians say "Welcome Y'all", we mean all of you, no matter what your background is, or how you identify yourselves.

This is Houstonianism! Houstonians are proud of their Bayou City, the most ethnically diverse large city in the US!

Let’s celebrate our cultural fusion by having a potluck, meeting and making new friends, creating connections between us, and making our community stronger. Bring your ethnic dish, wear your traditional clothing, and enjoy being a new or native Houstonian!

We would like to give a special thanks to the Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities, a division of the City of Houston, Department of Neighborhoods, for cosponsoring this cultural event.

Join us for the "Y’all Are Welcome Potluck"
When: Saturday, September 8th, 2018
12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Where: City of Houston Southwest Multiservice Center
6400 High Star, #131, Houston TX 77074

Seats Are Limited!

Please take any food allergies/sensitivities into account while preparing and eating the food available at this event.

Link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLUNw72Cj-T4CLVRsFgK4dSvRwA3GlRPq87_gwZ6wuNjm_QA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Embracing Diverse Cultures in Trauma Assessment and Treatment
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

Embracing Diverse Cultures in Trauma Assessment and Treatment

  • Muslim Community Center for Human Services (map)
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Join us on Thursday, August 30th from 12 pm - 2 pm to learn more about this subject, specifically focusing on the intersecting populations that our agency works with: refugees, Arabs, South Asians, Muslims, and several other minority communities that many in the social services field are sadly misinformed about.

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Aug
18
5:30 PM17:30

Arts in Action

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church proudly
announces our Sixth Annual Arts in Action event in support of
local charities. There’s a variety of musical acts, poets, and
storytellers to entertain you, inspiring stories by our charities, a live
auction, and some door prizes.
PLUS the by-now famous Art Dash. 50 tickets will be sold for $35
each. When your name is called, you can claim any piece of art that’s left. Tickets are
first come, first served. Please note:
 You DO NOT have to buy an Art Dash ticket to come to the Arts in Action event.
 You (or your representative) have to be there to participate in the Art Dash.
 Ticket sales are limited. When they are gone, we can’t sell any more. Tickets are
being sold between services at NW. Any left will be sold at the door

Charities are: Refugee Services of Texas, Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary, and Crisis Assistance Center.

Date(s) - Aug 18, 2018 

5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church

1370 North Millbend Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77380

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30th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Aug
13
8:00 AM08:00

30th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. 

The conference is presented annually by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

Conference Dates: August 13th - 16th, 8:30am - 11:30am

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.cacconference.org/register

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Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Job Fair - RST Austin and Houston

Face to face interviews on Friday, August 10th in RST Houston & Austin offices between 10 AM - 2PM! Full-time positions available in our Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (both locations) and Family Reunification (families formerly separated at the border; Houston only). Please come with your cover letter and resume. Job postings available on our website. Tentative offers will be made on the spot!

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News Conference on Human Trafficking Prevention
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

News Conference on Human Trafficking Prevention

 DA Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. will hold news conference on human trafficking prevention at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 26

Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. – in collaboration with Rio Grande Valley Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, the Office of the Governor of Texas Child Sex Trafficking Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Border Patrol Joint Taskforce West South Texas Corridor, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, City of Pharr, and the Humanitarian Respite Center of Catholic Social Services  – will hold a news conference and informational fair to educate the community on human trafficking prevention on Thursday, July 26 at the Pharr Events Center.

The news conference, which begins at 4 p.m., will include guest speakers from federal, state, and local stakeholders.

Speakers include First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Juan Villescas; Todd Latiolais of the Office of the Governor of Texas Child Sex Trafficking Team; Deputy Timothy J. Tubbs of Homeland Security Investigations; SBPA Patrick Reilly of Operation Big Rig of the U.S. Border Patrol; Sister Norma Pimentel of the Humanitarian Respite Center; Mayor Amborsio Hernandez of City of Pharr; Marissa Cano and Investigator Juan Cano, Chairs of the Rio Grande Valley Anti Human Trafficking Taskforce.  The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard will present the Pledge of Allegiance and Rosie Martinez, HCDA Victims Unit Director, will emcee the event. 

Various agencies, non-profit organizations, and law enforcement representatives will participate in the informational fair, which will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be food, drinks and door prizes for the public.

During the news conference, the City of Pharr and County of Hidalgo will present proclamations declaring July as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

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Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Please join the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office and the Rio Grande Valley Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force at the 'World Day Against Trafficking In Persons" Prevention Event. The event will be held on July 26, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the Pharr Event Center located at 3000 N Cage Pharr, TX 78577. Attached is registration for agencies to set up an informational table. The event will include the reading of a proclamation and a press conference with speakers from federal, state, national and local agencies working to combat human trafficking. The event program, agenda, and other materials will be distributed at a later date. 

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RST Fort Worth Volunteer Orientation
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

RST Fort Worth Volunteer Orientation

  • Refugee Services of Texas - Fort Worth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hello prospective Fort Worth volunteers! Interested in volunteering with RST and serving refugees in your community? Sign up for our upcoming Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, July 25th, from 6PM - 8PM on Volunteer Hub here:

https://rstx.volunteerhub.com/lp/fortworth/

Spots are limited, so please secure a spot by registering above! In order to participate in RST volunteer opportunities, all individuals are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation by signing up on Volunteer Hub and creating an account and password. Once you have signed up to attend an orientation, please bring $10 for a background check that will take place the day of. Most Volunteer Orientations will last 1.5 - 2 hours. We will provide an overview of RST and our current volunteer opportunities. We look forward to meeting you!

***We are located in the office building across from the Fiesta on the third floor (suite 320). Please call our office at (817)-413-3772 for assistance with directions.

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Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Abba's House Grand Opening

lease join us as we throw open the doors to celebrate the goodness of our God in building Abba's House - a place of welcome and restoration for refugee women and their children.  Take a tour of the house, enjoy food and fellowship, and hear more about the ministry and campus plans.  We are preparing to receive our first family, God willing, in August.

Event is "come and go" throughout the evening.

Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide

Please RSVP here: https://www.evite.com/event/020AV4GE3DYQRICCYEPIPYLGDUM4QI/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=NA

 

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Simpatia Sin Compasion: Refugee Testimonials
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Simpatia Sin Compasion: Refugee Testimonials

RST Fort Worth is excited to partner with artist Bernardo Vallarino for his upcoming show, Simpatia Sin Compasion, inspired by the stories of those displaced by violence and the stories and experiences of some of our clients.

"The intent of this body of work is to create awareness and self-reflection on the suffering of those displaced by violence." - Bernardo Vallarino

Refugee Testimonials: Saturday, July 21st, 2018 • 5-6PM

Join RST Fort Worth as we listen to refugees share their stories and journeys of seeking safety here in the Texas. At RST we know that refugees make our communities stronger and vibrant. We hope to create dialogue and support with community members and recognize the strength and humanity of refugees as we listen to these important stories. Join us for an evening of conversation and community building. 

This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Refugee Services of Texas.

www.bernardovallarinoart.com

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Celebrate Welcoming at Okra
Jul
20
4:30 PM16:30

Celebrate Welcoming at Okra

WhoooHOOO! RST won the Okra Charity Saloon contest in June so during the month of July we will be receiving the proceeds from the bar. So come on down to celebrate welcoming in Houston! Look for the RST T-shirts to talk to our staff about our programs and share some waffle fries.  Help us celebrate Houston 's diversity and welcoming spirit! 

Okra Charity Saloon: 924 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002

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