HOUSTON- On October 22, 2019, Houston Habitat for Humanity held its 2019 Luncheon at the Westin Galleria on West Alabama to a packed audience. Themed as Building a Dream, the event was co-chaired by Gaynell Floyd Drexler and Stephen Goldberg.
Speaker Majora Carter, a MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, known is to have redefined urban revitalization strategy, earning both national and international acclaim.
In her keynote address, Carter said, “You shouldn’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one” is part of the permanent collection on the walls of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, and forms the basis of her talent-retention approach to local economic development.
Starting in the South Bronx and expanding to under-resourced communities throughout the United States, she has created and implemented numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training and placement systems.
Reverend Harvey Clemons, Jr. received the The Carl Umland Award for his work to revitalize Houston’s Fifth Ward and demonstrating the same passion, tenacity and dedication to Houston Habitat’s mission as its founder, Carl Umland.
The Legacy Award was awarded to Wells Fargo for their faithful partnership, civic and social responsibility, and longstanding support of Houston Habitat for Humanity.