Black Ties for Culture


In an unparalleled health care community, Black Ties for Culture strives to validate, educate, and celebrate the Black experience throughout the Houston Methodist Hospital System. Our mission is to utilize our I CARE values to bring cultural inclusion through community exposure by way of various in-house (hospital-based) and community outreach initiatives.


Black Ties for Culture was created to encourage, acknowledge and cultivate stronger “ties” among Black employees and incorporate our unique culture into the Houston Methodist family.


Houston Methodist will be known for having a culture of inclusive behavior that allows us to provide unparalleled, personalized care and service to a diverse patient population through effective teamwork while ensuring dignity and respect for every patient, provider, colleague and our community.


2024 General Membership Meetings

  • Feb. 1
  • Mar. 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 4
  • Aug. 1
  • Sept. 5
  • Oct. 3
  • Nov. 7
  • Dec. 5

All meetings are virtual and held on the first Thursday of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Please contact if you are interested in becoming a member or would like to learn more.


2023 Events and Activities

Houston Methodist ERGs host numerous exciting, educational and engaging activities throughout the year. In addition to its general membership meetings, professional development, social and community service events, and involvement in systemwide initiatives in which ERG members participate, the Black Ties for Culture ERG hosted several all-employee events in 2023, including:
  • Black History Month Celebration
    • "Exploring the Black and Afro-Latino Experience" (Collaboration with the Hispanic Latinx Alliance ERG)

  • Juneteenth Celebration
    • Held in the HMRI Bookout Auditorium and virtually