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2021 HPJC Peacemaker Awards Ceremony Honors The George Floyd Foundation & The James Byrd Jr. Family

November 7, 2021 @ 3:30 pm 6:30 pm

Conversation with families experiencing lynching Past & Present – and their response!

HPJC, along with My Brother’s Keeper-Houston, is honoring both the George Floyd Foundation and the James Byrd Jr. family, in its 2021 Peacemaker Awards ceremony, and we hope you will want to be part of this event, either in-person or online!

Mark your calendar! 

You won’t want to miss this important event, and we’re planing both in-person and virtual viewing options.

On November 7, the Houston Peace and Justice Center will be partnering with “My Brother’s Keeper-Houston” for our annual Peace and Justice Awards Program.

We will be honoring the families of George Floyd and James Byrd Jr. this year.  George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis sparked the Black Lives Matter Movement in the U.S. and abroad.  James Byrd Jr. was murdered in Jasper, Texas, in 1998.  We are honoring his three children who have done wonderful things with their lives since that horrific event years ago. 

My Brother’s Keeper is a program started during the Obama Administration to improve the future of youth in our nation.   In Houston, the program is administered by the City Health Department.  

The mission of the Houston George Floyd Foundation is to create social justice equality and equity opportunities in the areas of social justice education and advocacy, youth services and workforce development.

You can attend this program either in person or via Zoom.

You can also support the program by taking out an ad in the Awards Program and by becoming an underwriter.  

The program will be a major step forward in Houston becoming the Beloved Community as described by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Recommended donation:

  • $50 per person for in-person event – includes reception with food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • or $25 for the virtual event via Zoom
  • These amounts cover the costs of the in-person event and video/audio arrangements for the virtual event, but additional donations of any amount are very appreciated!

Click here to make your reservations now!

In-person Event: Due to COVID, attendance will require:

  • Registration to limit numbers, for social distancing
  • Masks
  • Proof of Covid vaccination

There will be limited seating available.

Univision Houston Contigo logo

Special thanks to to Univision Houston for its support to HPJC and their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Gold Award Cup
My Brother's Keeper-Houston logo

Become an Underwriter

  • Choose the Underwriter option on our reservation form, to help fund HPJC programs such as Peace Camp for 2022, and to get the following tokens of our appreciation:

Gold Medal Underwriters – $5000 donation


  • One Full Page Ad in Program
  • 8 Event Passes & reserved seats
  • Name listed on poster at event entrance
  • Name listed as Gold Medal Underwriter in all virtual program announcements

Silver Medal Underwriters $3000


  • One Half Page Ad in Program
  • 6 Event Passes & reserved seats
  • Name listed on poster at event entrance
  • Name listed as Silver Medal Underwriter in all virtual program announcements

Bronze Medal Underwriters $1000


  • One Quarter Page Ad in Program
  • 4 Event Passes & reserved seats
  • Name listed on poster at event entrance
  • Name listed as Bronze Medal Underwriter in all virtual program announcements

Supporters of Peace with Justice $500


  • Name listed in Program
  • 2 Event Passes & reserved seats
  • Name posted at event entrance

Click here to make your reservation, sign up to be an Underwriter, or to donate now!