Interfaith Action of Central Texas presents 2021 Hope Awards
Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), an Austin nonprofit which supports the community through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration, will present the 2021 HOPE Awards as a virtual event
The theme for the 2021 HOPE Awards is “Calling on our Better Angels.” This year’s honorees include Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University, philanthropists Nahid and Ali Khataw, and the Buddhist community, Fo Guang Shan Xiang Yun Temple.
The event will also feature an in-depth conversation with the celebrated author and professor Dr. Eddie Glaude, whose recent book, Begin Again, is a searing indictment of racial injustice in America, inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin. Through his work as a commentator on MSNBC and writer, Glaude continually calls on our better angels; as Baldwin himself put it, “Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.”