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November 12, 2014

"Mayor Parker Salutes Civil Rights Heroes with the
Legendary Louis Gossett, Jr."
An Inspirational Evening of Theatre at the Hobby Center
on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker and The City of Houston invite everyone to the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL'S) Houston in Concert Against Hate. It's a stirring evening honoring the progress of American civil rights since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Lyndon Johnson.  It will take place November 13, 2014 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002.

Theatrical and musical vignettes will be intertwined with powerful stories of Houston civil rights heroes narrated by Emmy- and Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.

Performing together on one stage:  The Alley Theatre, The Asia Society, Celebration Theatre, Main Street Theater, Stages Repertory Theatre, Talento Bilingue de Houston, The Ensemble Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, and the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance.

The evening will spotlight Houston's rich diversity and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made a difference in promoting and protecting civil rights for all. Honorees include Benny Agosto, Jr., Allen Becker, Dr. Edith Irby Jones, Dr. Renu Khator, Legacy Community Health Services, and Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston and its Founding President, Father TJ Martinez, SJ.

Individual tickets range from $50 to $125 dollars. Sponsorships, including a patron dinner, also are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit For questions contact Janice Evans at or Darian Ward at

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