The Vital Conversations with Our Community series brings people together for important conversations about topics affecting our community. Interfaith Relations & Community Partnerships hosted an inaugural conversation during summer 2020, featuring a dialogue with the “Three Amigos”, Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, Rev. William A. Lawson, and the late Rabbi Samuel E. Karff. This conversation, aired on Juneteenth and in the wake of the death of George Floyd, was in response to Mr. Floyd’s death and was also a moving summary of the work of these three men, the friendship that has supported them, and the vision that has inspired them. All of our Vital Conversations episodes have been inspired by this initial conversation about civil rights, racial injustices and the struggle for a just society.
After a summer dialogue with leaders from Project Curate on the importance of allyship, our fall series began with an insightful and inspiring conversation with four young leaders on how young people can and are reinventing social change. Our second episode was a conversation with the Fifth Ward’s Community Redevelopment Corporation on transformative community work. Most recently, on December 1st of 2020 the dialogue was with Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium, focusing upon educational equity.
Our fall series is generously underwritten by Bridgeway Capital Management and organized and moderated by Rev. Greg Han, Director of Interfaith Relations and Education and Kim Mabry, Program Manager.
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