Harris County Reform Work

Fighting for Community Reconciliation

From 2011-2013, TCJE undertook an effort to build a working unity among Black and Immigrant communities in Houston, resulting in groups sharing stories of injustices, providing words of encouragement to each other’s communities, and standing in solidarity on pressing struggles – including at the Janitor’s Strike for a living wage, in efforts opposing privatization of the county jail, and by addressing the death toll of the Mexican Drug War during the Caravan for Peace’s stop in Houston. TCJE ultimately released a report – Harris County Communities: A Call for True Collaboration – Restoring Community Trust and Improving Public Safety – and held a town hall and panel discussion to build on the recommendations.