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AJC Houston Communities of Conscience: The Black Experience in Houston

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 22 Av 5780

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMvia Zoom

2. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 29 Av 5780

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMvia zoom

AJC Houston’s Community of Conscience – a group of diverse leaders committed to a pluralistic society based on common values - will host two town hall meetings this August about the Black experience in Houston.  The series will look at Black history in Houston since the 1960's and then explore more specifics about the economic inequalities facing our communities: education, housing, and health care.

Part 1:  Wednesday, August 12

This session will be devoted to Houston's Black historical legacy since the 1960's.  Presenters include Allison Leland, Gene Locke, and Judson Robinson III.  Please register in Zoom for Part 1 here

Part 2:  Wednesday, August 19

This session will focus on three of the economic inequalities facing the Black community:  education, housing, and health care.  This evening's program will feature Rabbi Steven Morgen, Amanda Edwards, Shad Bogany, Dr. Joseph Gathe, and Secretary Rod Paige.  Following the presentation, participants will be able to discuss one of the issues in more detail in breakout sessions and explore ways to become engaged in advocacy oriented endeavors. Please register in Zoom for Part 2 here.

Click here to learn more about the statement of principles that unites the members and member organizations of AJC's Communities of Conscience.

The town hall series is co-sponsored by the Asian Chamber of Commerce-Houston, Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice, Houston Area Urban League, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, Islamic Society of Greater Houston, Muslim Jewish Advisory Council and OCA-Greater Houston.

Members of the town hall task force are: Deion Dorsett, Amanda Edwards, Alison Leland, Alec Moorer, Rabbi Steve Morgen, Judson Robinson III, Stephen Klineberg, Zaf Tahir, Linda Toyota, and Myron Zeitz.

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