Jan. 16 declared ‘Dr. Paula Sanders Day’ in Houston

Paula Sanders

(Pictured from left: Raul Orlando Edwards, Paula Sanders and Letitia Plummer.)

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner declared Jan. 16 “Dr. Paula Sanders Day” in honor of her work as a scholar, teacher and director of Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. Sanders also received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, in honor of “her distinguished academic career and strong commitment to the Houston community,” according to the certificate.

Both honors were presented during a kickoff event for Latin Week Houston, which is co-sponsored by the Boniuk Institute’s Arts of Tolerance program.

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