HOUSTON: Bridging the Gap:Uniting Black and Brown Communities Oct 9th 10am

Grassroots Leadership and Houston United cordially invites you to attend the

Bridging the Gap Conference

“Uniting Black Brown Communities”

When: Saturday, October 9th, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., reception follows
Where: CCI at PlazAmericas Community Center

7500 Bellaire Blvd @ Hwy 59S , Houston, TX 77036

Join us for a day full of Education, Entertainment and Celebration:

o Black/Brown History Education

o Cultural Dancing

o Live Entertainment

o Spoken Word Poetry

o Panel Discussion

The purpose of this summit is to bring key stakeholders, organizers and activist to the table to address practical barriers, identify opportunities, cultivate working relationships, and develop appropriate strategies and solutions to successfully unite the black brown communities. Through education and culture arts we will learn the shared histories, issues, and victories within the Latino and African American communities, including immigration/criminal justice, etc.

Cherry Steinwender-Co- Executive Director, The Center for the Healing of Racism.

Johnny Mata-a former representative of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Greater Houston Coalition for Justice

Francisco Javier Garcia– Unified HOODS (Helping Out Others During Struggles)

Andrea Robert- City Of Houston

Karla Aguilar- a Hispanic activist and artist with the Azteca Dance

Rev Vincent Fana –The Coalition for Working People and the Poor

Sponsored by:

America Para Todos, Alianza Mexicana, CAIR – Council on American-Islamic Relations, Centro de Legalizacion/American Dream Community Agency, Coalition in the Defense of the Community, CRECEN – Centro de Recursos Centroamericanos, DAYA: Serving South Asian Families, Grassroots Leadership, HIWJ – Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center, Houston Peace and Justice Center, LULAC, NAACP, OCA Houston Chapter, OG1 – Youth Outreach organization, Rights Working Group, SEIU, Shape Community Center, WHEW- Women Healing Empowering Women

For more information email Houston

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