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SYMPOSIUM ON EQUITY
JANUARY 21, 2023

The Houston 2036 Taskforce on Equity brings leaders together to create and act upon a powerful vision of social justice for Houston’s future.

The Symposium on Equity will engage leaders on how Houston can achieve equity socially, economically, politically and spiritually through keynote presentations, panels, and conversation groups.

In preparation for the city’s bicentennial in 2036, the Houston 2036 Taskforce on Equity, sponsored by the American Leadership Forum, Dialogue Houston, the University of St. Thomas, and Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting a Symposium on Equity to create and act upon a powerful vision of social justice for Houston’s future.

 

This symposium will elevate the current conversation about how Equity functions and can be achieved in economic, political, spiritual and social realms.  Houston is a city of demographic transformations, and as expressed by Houston 2036 Taskforce Panel member, and Founding Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Stephen Klineberg Ph.D., “if our city is to flourish, it will need to evolve into a more united, equitable and inclusive society, one with real equality of opportunity for all residents”.

 

The day will include over 200 established and emergent leaders from all over Houston dedicated to affecting change for a better Houston. These leaders will represent business, civic, non-profit, faith, education, medical, military, the arts, and bring together those interested in advancing justice and equity as a life imperative.

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EVENT DETAILS

RSVP

By invitation only. Please contact us if you're interested in attending.

Media requests and questions:  houston2036taskforce@gmail.com

SPEAKERS

Social

Equity

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Featured Panelists:

 

Cherry Steinwender 

Executive Director, Center for the Healing of Racism

 

Angeles Valenciano

CEO,

National Diversity Council

 

Shreela Sharma Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology at UTHealth School of Public Health & Co-founder Of Brighter Bites

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Economic

 Equity

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Featured Panelists:

 

Philip Yates 

Founder

Equiliberty

 

Kimberly Evans

Vice President

National Partnerships, Strategy & Sales Support Manager

Chase Business Banking

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Political

 Equity

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Featured Panelists:

 

Cesar Espinoza 

Executive Director of FIEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mustafa Tameez 

President and Founder

Outreach Strategists

 

Bob Stein Ph.D. 

 Professor of Political Science, Rice University

 

 

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Spiritual

 Equity

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Featured Panelists:

 

Rev. James Dixon 

Senior Pastor of The Community of Faith Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Lee 

Executive Director,

Loving Houston

 

Paul Beck 

CEO Christo Rey High School

 

 

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HOST COMMITTEE

Chair:   Brittany Hyman

Maria Aguirre

Nory Angel

Veronica 'Roni' Cabrera

Helen Chou

Sarah Cove

Claudia Ortega Hogue

Lharissa Jacobs

Marjorie 'MJ' Joseph

Tonia Labbe

Lindsay Lanagan

Christina Luna

Khambrel Marshall

Maria Montes

Laurence "Larry" Payne

Jonathan Schwartz Ph.D

Randi Sonenshein

Fran-Victoria Stephens

Christa Stoneham

Ryan Walsh