The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center to Host Houston 2036 Critical Conversation on May 25, 2023 – A Transformative Event Exploring Social Justice and Empowerment
The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center
To Host Houston 2036 Critical Conversation on May 25, 2023
A Transformative Event Exploring Social Justice and Empowerment
HOUSTON, Texas (May 23, 2023) — The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center (the Institute) is thrilled to announce its participation in the final installment of the Critical Conversations series presented by Houston 2036. “Equity and the Human Spirit: Inner Reflections and Outward Action,”will be an engaging event that aims to ignite meaningful conversations and inspire positive change in the pursuit of social justice and empowerment. This FREE transformative gathering will take place on Thursday, May 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at 8100 Greenbriar Dr., Suite 300. Attendance is free to all and tickets are available here.
Stuart Nelson, ISH acting president and executive vice president, will join Larry Payne, Houston 2023 founder and Mayor’s Taskforce on Policy Reform chair. The two will guide the discussion on how our inward journey informs our outward relationships and responsibilities to others. Attendees will join each-other in dialogue sharing ideas and creating opportunities for implementation.
“Equity and the Human Spirit” seeks to create a dynamic platform for individuals from diverse backgrounds to engage in deep introspection and explore ways to effect tangible change within their communities. By fostering a sense of unity, compassion, and shared responsibility, this event will empower attendees to bridge the gaps of inequity and work towards building a more just and inclusive society. Light bites and refreshments will be served at the event.
Highlights of the event include:
Keynote Address: Payne, renowned for his expertise and experiences in the fields of social justice, equity, and empowerment, will deliver opening remarks shedding light on the challenges we face in the Greater Houston community.
Discussion: Engaging discussion featuring Nelson and Payne will invite attendees, thought leaders, and change-makers to explore various dimensions of equity and social justice. Attendees will gain invaluable insights and diverse perspectives on pressing issues.
Networking Opportunities: Attendees will connect with like-minded individuals, community organizations, and influential leaders committed to fostering equity and social change. These connections enable the formation of valuable partnerships and collaborations.
“We believe that, by harnessing the power of the human spirit, we can dismantle systemic barriers and build a more equitable world. ‘Equity and the Human Spirit’ serves as a catalyst for personal transformation and collective action,” said Nelson. “Through this event, we aim to foster meaningful dialogue, cultivate empathy, and equip individuals with the tools they need to actively contribute to positive change right here in Houston.”
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About The Institute
The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center (ISH) was established in 1955 as the Institute of Religion and was a founding member of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. For nearly 68 years, the Institute has made a meaningful difference by cultivating heart and humanity in healthcare. From its very inception, The Institute has been dedicated to the concept that spirituality plays a vital role in health, healing, and the promotion of a sense of well-being.
The mission of The Institute for Spirituality & Health is to enhance well-being by exploring the relationship between spirituality and health. The Institute advances this mission by engaging in education, research, and direct service programs, guided by its Four Centers of Excellence. For more information about The Institute, visit https://www.spiritualityandhealth.org/
About Houston 2036
In preparation for the bicentennial of Houston in 2036, the American Leadership Forum, Dialogue Houston, University of St. Thomas, and the University of Houston-Downtown are bringing leaders together to create and act upon a powerful vision of social justice to transform Houston’s future.