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Writer Anne Lamott on Rediscovering Mercy — Especially for Ourselves

Posted on · Forgiveness – it can be hard to come by in our modern world of social media instant feedback. Writer Anne Lamott explores the subject in her new book Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. She’ll be in Houston for an event April 25 – the spring luncheon for the organization Houston re:Vision, which helps at-risk youth and […]

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Organization Reintegrates Gang Members into Society Using Mentors

Posted on · This week (March 30-April 1, 2017), the Rothko Chapel is hosting a symposium on issues related to criminal justice. The event is called An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration and focuses on the harmful effects of mass incarceration on individuals, families, communities and the nation. There will be workshops, panels and […]

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New Leader in City of Houston’s Office for Disabilities, and Writer Lindy West: Tuesday’s Show (March 28, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner recently announced that Maria Town will head the Office for People with Disabilities. Town previously served as the disability community liaison for the Obama Administration’s Office of Public Engagement. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin talks with her about her previous national experience and what she hopes to accomplish here in Houston. […]