HOUSTON (June 24, 2021)Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is pleased to announce its summer 2021 Vital Conversations with our Community virtual discussions.

Vital Conversations with Our Community kicks off the 2021 summer series on July 14 with LINK Houston about an equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. Founded in 2017, LINK Houston believes that transportation– how we get where we need to go – should not be a barrier to accessing jobs, education, healthcare, shopping, or anything else we need in our lives. Join this conversation with Jonathan Brooks and Ashley Johnson from LINK to learn more about how a robust and equitable transportation network can help all people reach opportunity.

“Vital Conversations is inspired by the friendship and life’s work of the ‘Three Amigos’, Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, Rev. William A. Lawson, and the late Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, who participated in the inaugural discussion in June 2020 about civil rights, racial injustices and the struggle for a more just society in response to the death of George Floyd,” said the Rev. Gregory Han, Director of Interfaith Relations and Education, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. “The continuation of the Vital Conversations series recognizes that bringing people together for important conversations about topics affecting our community needs to happen not just one year, but every year,” Han continued.

The 2021 summer series continues with a conversation with The Ensemble Theater on August 10 about their work preserving African American artistic expression for the whole community. Join Interfaith Ministries for the vital conversation with Eileen Morris and Rachel Hill Dickson from the Ensemble Theater for a discussion on the role the arts play in social change and shaping the community.

Project Curate closes the summer series on September 13 with a discussion on the issues relating to racial injustice and inequality. Members of Project Curate were part of the first series in Summer 2020 after the death of George Floyd, and they will join the conversation again – with Co-Managing Directors Brandi Holmes and Rachel Schneider – to reflect on the past year of social unrest and calls for justice.

Thank you to CITGO Petroleum Corporation for supporting The Dialogue Project: Vital Conversations with Our Community, as the series’ lead sponsor.

To register for Vital Conversations with Our Community:
Vital Conversation with Link Houston, July 14 at Noon: https://july2021-vital-conversation.eventbrite.com

Vital Conversation with Ensemble Theater, August 10 at Noon: https://august2021-vital-conversation.eventbrite.com

Vital Conversation with Project Curate, September 13 at Noon: https://september2021-vital-conversation.eventbrite.com

All events will be livestreamed on Interfaith Ministries’ Facebook page, found at @InterfaithMinistries. For information and registration assistance for Vital Conversations, contact Gevetta Phillips at gphillips@imgh.org.