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Diversity, equity and inclusion is central and imperative for Habitat for Humanity. We believe in a world where everyone — no matter
who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent place to live. And we recognize that, to create this world, our work must
always break down barriers, bring people of all backgrounds together, and generate equity, respect and lasting change. In the spirit of including people from all backgrounds, we hosted 4 Heritage Build Days in 2023. To learn more about the events click below. To become a sponsor for our 2024 events, please contact: Carmen Holmes cholmes@dallas-habitat.org or 214.678.2378

February 25th, 2023

May 20th, 2023

September 16, 2023

October 28, 2023

February 25th, 2023

Professor Clarence E. Glover, Jr. aka Professor Freedom

“Taking the chain off your brain, so, your mind can work.”

Professor Glover is a 40 + years veteran of the Civil Rights Movement.

A protégé of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Mrs. Rosa Parks, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dr. C.T. Vivian, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Jessie Jackson and Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Professor Glover took up the mantle of The Civil Rights Movement Phase II. At age 66 he has been in instrumental in achieving what Dr. Martin Luther King called, institutionalizing nonviolent social change. In the 80’s he established The Department of Intercultural Relations and Minority Student Affairs at Southern Methodist University and was an Adjunct Professor of African American Studies teaching the popular course Black and White.

Professor Glover in the 90’s was also the founder of the Department of Intercultural Education for Dallas Independent School District, where he served as Special Assistant to The General Superintendent. While at SMU and DISD he developed Diversity Harassment Policies which were among the first in the nation.

During the 1980’s Professor Glover served as Chairman of The Dallas NAACP Police Community Relations Committee, that guided the Dallas Police Department in the nation’s first police reform acts by revising the deadly force policy from property over life to life over property, eliminating the deadly choke hold and developing multicultural education training for the Dallas Police Academy.

He testified before The Dallas Congressional Hearing on Police Relations in the Black Community in 198In 1987 he testified with Mrs. Rosa Parks before a Congressional Committee in Washington D.C. chaired by Congressman John Conyers on Police Relations in the Black Community.

He is responsible for researching and locating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech given at SMU on March 17, 1966. He is also the Consultant and Interviewer of The PBS Documentary, In Remembrance of Martin, The First National Federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in Atlanta, Ga. 1986, available now through PBS.

Professor Glover through his company, Sankofa Education Services, has been instrumental in researching the history of Dallas’s African American communities, giving special attention to the periods of slavery and Jim Crow. He is a subject matter expert in African American Cotton Pickers, who during these eras served as the economic base for the South and the emergence of The American Industrial Revolution and the building of Dallas.

Professor Glover received his Bachelor of Arts and Science in History and Philosophy from Grambling State University ‘78 and his Master of Theological Studies in African American Religion and Culture from SMU Perkins School of Theology ‘81. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education with a certification in Moral Education and Human Development ’85.

May 20th, 2023

On May 20th, 2023, the Dallas Habitat for Humanity hosted an event in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage. This initiative was no ordinary gathering. It was a ‘Build’ event, shaped by the spirit of community, inclusivity, and mutual respect.

The goal of the event was to not only construct physical edifices but also to shape a robust community that acknowledged and celebrated the rich diversity of Dallas. The Asian American and Pacific Islander community was at the heart of this Build, embodying an amalgamation of diverse cultures, histories, and experiences that added unique dimensions to the Dallas community.

The event turned out to be a resounding success. The Dallas Habitat for Humanity, along with the active participation from the community, managed to turn the vision of fostering unity and inclusivity into reality. It was a significant step towards creating a more cohesive and welcoming environment for everyone in Dallas.

September 16, 2023

On May 20th, 2023, Dallas Habitat for Humanity hosted the memorable ‘Hispanic Build’, an event orchestrated with the intent of promoting inclusivity and fostering community ties within Dallas. The event was not just a success – it was a testament to unity, cooperation, and the shared vision of a better, more inclusive Dallas.

Dallas is home to a rich and vibrant Hispanic culture, a community characterized by its warm hospitality, deep-rooted traditions, and diverse artistic expressions. This cultural wealth is not just a part of Dallas’s identity, but it also plays a pivotal role in shaping its socio-economic fabric – a fact that was amply evident at the ‘Hispanic Build’.

A significant portion of Habitat’s clientele in Dallas are of Hispanic descent. They are the very embodiment of the hardworking, resilient spirit that Habitat for Humanity stands for. The ‘Hispanic Build’ event not only underscored this fact but also shone a spotlight on the Hispanic community’s important contribution to the continual growth and development of Dallas. It was a landmark day that highlighted the power of diverse communities coming together, working hand-in-hand to build a better tomorrow.

October 28, 2023

On May 20th, 2023, Dallas Habitat for Humanity hosted the memorable ‘Hispanic Build’, an event orchestrated with the intent of promoting inclusivity and fostering community ties within Dallas. The event was not just a success – it was a testament to unity, cooperation, and the shared vision of a better, more inclusive Dallas.

Dallas is home to a rich and vibrant Hispanic culture, a community characterized by its warm hospitality, deep-rooted traditions, and diverse artistic expressions. This cultural wealth is not just a part of Dallas’s identity, but it also plays a pivotal role in shaping its socio-economic fabric – a fact that was amply evident at the ‘Hispanic Build’.

A significant portion of Habitat’s clientele in Dallas are of Hispanic descent. They are the very embodiment of the hardworking, resilient spirit that Habitat for Humanity stands for. The ‘Hispanic Build’ event not only underscored this fact but also shone a spotlight on the Hispanic community’s important contribution to the continual growth and development of Dallas. It was a landmark day that highlighted the power of diverse communities coming together, working hand-in-hand to build a better tomorrow.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN 2024

Company Participation In All Heritage Build Days | $10,000 Sponsorship

5 volunteers invited to participate in each of the 4 Heritage Build Days. This is a great way to recognize your company employee resource groups. | Logo on all 4 Heritage Build Day Banners

Company Participation In One Heritage Build Day | $2,500 Sponsorship

5 volunteers invited to participate | Logo on Heritage Build Day Banner | Name included in social posts for the Heritage Build Day

Individual Participation In One Heritage Build Day | $250 per person

To participate in one or all four of the Dallas Habitat Heritage build opportunities,
please contact Carmen Holmes cholmes@dallas-habitat.org or 214.678.2378