Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed November 13 thru 19 as Citizenship Week.
Mayor Annise Parker is urging Houstonians to participate in the City of Houston’s Third Annual Citizenship Week. This year’s observance runs November 13-19 and will feature more than 180 events and activities across the city celebrating what it means to be a Houstonian, including student poetry contests, art exhibitions, citizenship workshops, discussions about Houston’s history, and other events and performances representing many culturally-diverse communities.
“We just completed the most important act of civic engagement and citizenship with yesterday’s election,” said Mayor Parker. “Unfortunately, this right is often taken for granted. With that in mind, I hope all Houstonians will renew their citizenship commitment by participating in Citizenship Week.”
You can check out all the information about Citizenship Week here. What’s it all about?
What We Are Celebrating
- Citizenship: Greater awareness of what it means to be a citizen in order to foster positive, active civic engagement
- Diversity: Underscoring of the City’s diverse ethnic, immigration, cultural, professional and socioeconomic communities to support social cohesion, secure and vibrant neighborhoods, productive workplaces and healthy communities
- Global Houston: Highlighting the City as a global, inclusive, vibrant place uniquely-positioned and highly attractive to do international business in order to support its economic growth and health and foster increased work opportunities for our diverse populations
- Fellowship: Providing opportunities for community-driven events representing every segment of City life to support our City’s neighbors getting to know each other better for harmony, cooperation and a sense of citizen stewardship towards one another and the City as our home and work space