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HOUSTON.  IT IS TIME FOR A NEW SOCIAL PARADIGM.

 

Social Paradigm:

  • Is fundamentally based on values, expectations, and obligations

  • Centers around who has the ability to do "what" in our society

  • Primarily focused around democratic principles involving:

    1. Ethics

    2. Equity

    3. Economics

    4. Education

    5. Employment

 

2018--Traditional:

Collaboration and Conflict

We will endure much conflict with little chance of collaboration, if we cannot develop a new social paradigm.

 

2024--Transitional:

Contemplation

Houston's new social paradigm emerges as the strain of a new and difficult time demands focus, 
a re-examination of the terms under which Houstonians live and work with one another.

 

2036--Transformational:

Evolving Awareness of Our Common Bonds

The new vision will initially feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar as it forces society to deal with
previously unrecognized demands.  Ultimately, if the vision is a true one, a new sense of values,
broad agreement on common responsibilities, and obligations will emerge.

 

 

WHAT DOES AN EQUITABLE HOUSTON LOOK LIKE?

People listen to each other
and are treated as full

human beings regardless of
ethnicity, gender, social

class, or religion.” 

 

—  Jesse McNeil

What does  an equitable
Houston look like?

Connecting Communities for Critical Conversations

Where Do We Go From Here?
Looking to 2036 in 2018 through a three-part series on equality, equity, and ethics.

Hear from a diverse panel of guest speakers and community members followed by audience Q & A that addresses unanswered calls for social, economic, and civic advancement. With a special focus on Houston’s “Bicentennial Child” – born in 2018 and set to graduate from high school as our city turns 200 – this series highlights the future of our common humanity as affected by contemporary urban education issues.

Equality – The Outcome

 

January 25, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Children’s Museum

Brown Auditorium

1500 Binz St. Houston, TX

Equity – The Process

 

February 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Houston Public Library

4th floor – Program Place

500 McKinney St. Houston, TX

Ethics – The Pathway

 

March 27, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

University of St. Thomas

Scanlan Room

3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX