Upcoming
Here Now & Forward From Here
December 12th, 6:30pm


The final installment of our Fall Speaker Series focuses on where new history is currently being written in Houston and where we are writing it ourselves. We'll hear from West Street Recovery (WSR), Northeast Action Collective / Noreste Accion Collectivo (NAC), and the Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement (HCEDD) on how they've been able to transform critical moments like Hurricane Harvey and Third Ward gentrification into possibilities for building community power. Then organizer and educator Cassandra Jones will guide us through a workshop exploring our own fit in larger movement work, ways to engage with better interconnectedness, and possible next steps forward.

Accessibility: The space for this event is wheelchair accessible. For visitors with a handicap sticker, hanger, or license plate: Please feel free to use any available space in The Jung Center’s staff parking lot, on the south side of the building. All entrances to the building have ramps, and visitors are welcome to use the entrance from the staff parking lot.


West Street Recovery

West Street Recovery (WSR) is a horizontally organized grassroots non-profit organization which aims to use efforts toward recovery after Hurricane Harvey to build community power and address histories of racial and environmental injustice. From rebuilding homes to community meetings, we are rooted in popular education and create a supportive and reflective network that helps develop skills, confidence, and understanding so everyone can lead and grow the work.


Northeast Action Collective / Noreste Accion Collectivo

Northeast Action Collective / Noreste Accion Collectivo (NAC), a sister organization to West Street Recovery (WSR), is one year old and was formed by members of WSR and Hurricane Harvey survivors from NE Houston. It is a bilingual group focused on fostering bonds of friendship and solidarity between neighbors, building organizing skills and developing leadership capacity to transform their neighborhoods into the places they know they deserve to live in.


Mary Claire Neal Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement

Mary Claire Neal grew up in Tyler, TX. She is a junior at Rice University studying anthropology and running on the cross country and track teams. She is co-organizing the Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement (HCEDD) alongside leaders, scholars, residents, and fellow students from Third Ward and across Houston. The goal of HCEDD is to secure a Community Benefits Agreement with Rice Management Company as they develop a transformative Innovation District on the edge of Third Ward.


Uyiosa Elegon Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement

Uyiosa Elegon is a co-founder of the Institute of Engagement, a collective that helps young people take responsible ownership of their Houston. Their past work includes a year longcivic fellowship for Greater Houston area high school students. An organizer, Uyiosa concerns himself with several projects that address the material realities of youth power, pleasure, and pain. He is pursing a marketing major and education minor as a senior at the University of Houston.


Cassandra D. Jones

Cassandra D. Jones is a passionate organizer, strategist, writer, and digital storyteller. A graduate of the University of Houston, her career began as a Founding Educator at South Early College High School in Houston, Texas. Through her school’s partnership with Coalition of Essential Schools, she began her time in the classroom as an instructor that viewed education through a social justice lens. Her experience as a member of the SECHS Leadership Team, English Department Chair, and Title I Coordinator, prepared her to venture out of the classroom into important leadership roles with Citizen Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, and Fort Bend ISD. Her roles have afforded her the opportunity to grow first year educators, coordinate fundraising events, and mobilize communities. Outside of the classroom, she addressed systemic inequities that impacted her students as a Regional Strategy Team member of Organizing Network for Education - Houston. As an organizer, she built teams across the state as the Director, Organizing Strategy - Texas for Leadership for Educational Equity. She currently offers free monthly organizing workshops that center racial equity for educators and people who want to support them at local libraries across the city. She believes that everyone should have access to the tools to change anything they desire in their communities.


November - December
Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Free street parking limited. Paid lot and parking garages for $10 nearby. Additional free parking in the lot at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, two blocks east of the Jung Center.

Accessibility: Visitors with a handicap sticker, hanger, or license plate, please feel free to use any available space in The Jung Center’s staff parking lot, on the south side of the building.

 

Fall 2019 Speaker Series


Aug 22 @ 6:30pmMFAH

Maco Faniel
Houston's Social Movements History


Sep 26 @ 6:30pmMFAH

Michelle Barnes & Charles X White
Black Freedom Struggle/Movement


Oct 24 @ 6:30pmMFAH

Pancho Argüelles & Maria Jimenez
Latinx Movements


Nov 14 @ 6:30pmJung Center

Srushti Mahamuni, Naushaba Patel & Isbah Raja
South Asian Feminist Organizing


Dec 12 @ 6:30pmJung Center

West Street Recovery (WSR), Houston Coalition for Equitable Development w/o Displacement (HCEDD) & Cassandra Jones
Here Now & Forward From Here


August - October
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
American General Conference Room

November - December
Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006





We want to ensure that anyone who wants to come is able. If the suggested amounts below feel too high for you at this time, please contact us at [email protected] or (713) 528-0527, ext. 135.

Students may use the code Student2019 for a student rate on tickets.

Event Tickets

Tickets for specific events in the Fall 2019 Series.

TicketsPriceFee

Black Freedom Struggle/Movement - Suggested Amount

Tax-deductible pass for one person to the Black Freedom Struggle/Movement Event on September 26, 2019.

$30.00$1.50

Latinx Movements - Suggested Amount

Tax-deductible pass for one person to the Latinx Movements Event on October 24, 2019.

$30.00$1.50

South Asian Feminist Organizing - Suggested Amount

Tax-deductible pass for one person to the Latinx Movements Event on November 14, 2019.

$30.00$1.50

Here Now & Forward From Here - Suggested Amount

Tax-deductible pass for one person to the Final Fall 2019 Series Event on December 12, 2019.

$30.00$1.50

Season Passes

Season passes for the full Fall 2019 Series.

TicketsPriceFee

Speaker Series Pass - Suggested Amount

Tax-deductible pass for one person to the Fall 2019 Speaker Series.

$60.00$1.50

Speaker Series Pass - Limited Supply (Sold Out)

Tax-deductible pass for one person to the Fall 2019 Speaker Series.

$0.00$1.50Sold Out
TicketsPriceFee

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