YMCA of Greater Houston and Partners Host Virtual Sunday Supper for MLK Day

By: Texana Blacknall
| Published 01/12/2021


HOUSTON, TX -- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy, the YMCA of Greater Houston Equity Innovation Center is teaming up with BakerRipley, Capital One, Harris Health Systems, Houston Texans and Reliant to present the City’s first virtual Sunday Supper, Jan. 17. Houstonians are encouraged to join an evening of engaging conversation and collective action centered around building an equitable community for generations to come.

“Events such as this are an essential component of the Y’s continued commitment to combating racism, bias, injustice and inequalities. In light of everything that is going on in the world, the Y serves as a safe space for conversation, open dialogue and provides us the opportunity to take action,” states Stephen Ives, CEO and President, YMCA of Greater Houston. “We are grateful for strong community partners who share our mission of dismantling systematic prejudices to build a better and safe community for all.”

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision that people of diverse backgrounds would come together to discuss injustices of the day and create a plan for action, the virtual Sunday Supper encourages people to engage in dialogue about issues affecting their communities.

Registered participants will receive a Zoom link via email and the first 150 registrants will receive a special Sunday Supper Swag box.

The YMCA of Greater Houston’s Equity Innovation Center Powered by Reliant was launched in 2020 and will work year-round to ensure integral conversations remain at the forefront. The Center is a shared space designed to help reverse institutional racism and create more equitable communities. The first of its kind in the region, it is one of the only spaces dedicated to giving community members the opportunity to learn, lead, organize, advocate, meaningfully connect and enact change.

To register for the virtual Sunday Supper event please click here. For more information about the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Equity Innovation Center please visit, https://www.ymcahouston.org/equityinnovationcenter.

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