HOUSTON (December 17, 2021) – On Wednesday, January 26 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will present “Everyday Women. Real Stories. Real Solutions.”, a virtual conversation with three empowering women. The speakers will address the intersection of race, identity and culture in Houston, health care inequities, and the beauty of “welcoming the stranger.”

The event is hosted by Interfaith Ministries’ IMpower women’s initiative and is chaired by Sandy Frieden, Debbie Kearns and Susan Farb Morris. IMpower is led by Wendy Cooper and Nihala Zakaria. Lead event sponsors are the Esther Friedman Family Foundation/Ann & J. Kent Friedman and Debbie and Floyd Kearns. Additional sponsors include Karen Harberg\Compass Real Estate, Jane Wagner and Barbara and Stephen Shepard. Thank you for the support of our sponsors to make this event possible.

The three speakers are:

Dr. Ann Barnes, a health advisor and dot-connector with a commitment to creating health equity through innovations in health promotion, disease prevention, and upstream strategies to improve health. As chief health officer for Harris Health System in Greater Houston, she strives to create opportunities for all people to live their healthiest lives, so that they can achieve their full potential and positively change the world.

Jaundréa Clay, senior copy editor at the Houston Chronicle with an eye for detail and a heart of curiosity, with experience in news, features, business, and sports. She manages and curates HouWeAre, a Houston Chronicle newsletter that spotlights the intersection of race, identity, and culture in America’s most diverse city: Houston.

Farrah Moussallati Sibai, President and co-founder of Afia, a food company dedicated to making authentic Mediterranean cuisine more accessible to Americans and empowering women and children to pursue their best selves.

Individual Tickets to join the virtual event are $15.00. Students may participate free of charge. For more information, contact Gevetta Phillips at gphillips@imgh.org or visit www.imgh.org/impowered-voices-everyday-women-real-stories-real-solutions/

IMpower, the women’s initiative of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, unites diverse groups of women in the agency’s critical mission work feeding homebound seniors, welcoming the stranger, fostering interfaith understanding, and engaging people in volunteerism.