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President Announces Aga Khan Partnership Walk Scheduled for Nov. 15

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) President William Flores attended a press conference held by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday to announce the Aga Khan Foundation's Partnership Walk/Run on Nov. 15, as part of the City of Houston's Citizenship Month.

The event will support efforts by the Aga Kahn Foundation to end poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy, primarily in Africa and Asia. Last year, the event raised $1.4 million, which was donated to support the foundation's mission. Houston's walk is one of nine held in cities across the nation.

President Flores stated that the Partnership Walk reflects the UHD community's efforts to make a difference, not only in Houston, but in the global community. "It helps us build bridges with other cultures," Flores stated. "It promotes the city of Houston's diversity and civic participation by calling upon the city to help make Houston and the world a better place."

Visit Partnerships In Action for more information and to register for the Partnership Walk/Run.President Flores attends press conference to announce 2014 Aga Khan Foundation Walk/Run