The Houston Texans were honored to participate and support the YMCA Houston Equity Innovation Center Sunday Supper, a virtual round-table event that continued important conversations in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
On the eve of MLK Day, Sunday Supper brought diverse individuals from the community together to discuss racial issues, community unity, and collective action inspired by Dr. King's vision.
Safety Michael Thomas, the Texans' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee for his contributions to social justice and racial equity causes, was one of the panelists during the event.
"We must use our voices and our platform to create real change," Thomas said.
Khambrel Marshall, YMCA of Greater Houston Board Chair and Journalist, Meteorologist, Community Leader and Volunteer served as moderator of panel discussion which last two hours. The Texans sponsored gift boxes for the first 200 attendees and members of the Texans staff served on the organizing committee.
Among the community leaders participating in the forum were: Harris County Commissioner Precinct One Rodney Ellis, Dr. Marcus D. Cosby from Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Presiding Judge Harris County Criminal Court No. 12 Judge Genesis Draper, Houston Health Department's Dr. Faith Foreman Hays, HISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan, YMCA of Greater Houston CEO Stephen Ives and Vice President, Social Responsibility & Youth Leadership, YMCA of Greater Houston's Sherry L. Bernard.
"Support the Houston Food Bank, the YMCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs," Lathan said. "Support mental health organizations and help bring about policy change."
The Houston Texans support the YMCA Equity Innovation Center and Y Teen L.I.F.E. programs through the Houston Texans Social Justice Fund.