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From Mike Wright: Next week, I will lead a discussion of Stephen Hawking. It might be helpful if
you can see the movie "The Theory of Everything" which is showing at the River Oaks Theater.
Please join us for First Day School on December 15 for the continuation of important discussion about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
In September, LOFM First Day School hosted a panel of activists who were actively involved with the approval by Houston City Council of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). That presentation was focused on each panel member's personal story and commitment to equal rights: a city council member who was one of the leads, several members of the transgender community, and straight allies. Of course we only made a beginning in the time allotted.
Panel members and listeners alike expressed the desire for another presentation where the audience could ask questions. That program will take place on December 15 at LOFM, from 9:20 -10:15 a.m.
Although HERO was passed by City Council on May 28, 2014the ordinance is still not in effect. ALL Houstonians are protected by this ordinance, while fifteen classes of people are specifically protected.
However, one named class, "Gender Identity" (transgender individuals), have been the major focus of the hysteria, hatred, and misinformation disseminated by those who oppose the ordinance. That is why members of the transgender community, rather than people from other protected classes, were invited to participate on the panel.
Opponents have filed a lawsuit to block implementation of HERO. Come to learn how to be an effective ally for those who experience inequality in our city.
Want to know more? Equality Resources Spreadsheet <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pGgP6sUoYy7-vMBIFnd_X_JyqpF-q8PfsffW82fIv_8/edit?usp=sharing>
For more information, contact MaryBeth Smith at 713.622.8794 OR move [at] houstonfeldenkrais [dot] com
On Sunday, Dec. 7, Adult First Day School will host the Seekers Gathering. This is an open discussion to which anyone may bring a question about Quaker faith or practice. Those present are welcome to share their thoughts about the question. 9:20--10:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.
Due to Thanksgiving weekend we will not have Adult First Day School Sunday, Nov. 30.
Sunday, Nov. 16, Andy Miller will lead a discussion on a book of the above title by Pierre Lacout, a Swiss Quaker. 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.
Sunday, Nov. 9, Adult First Day School will host a discussion on Ebola led by Rich Corl. 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House. Alll are welcome to attend.