Federal officials, religious leaders and members of the media will meet Tuesday to discuss extremism in Houston.
The forum, part of the Big Talk series hosted by the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication, was organized by a student-led campaign, “Me-to-We: Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hate.” It is co-sponsored by Valenti and the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute, a national research center based at UH.
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The forum, featuring representatives from the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Christian and Muslim faiths, is intended to promote informed opinions on Muslim immigration and raise awareness on initiatives to counter violent extremism.
WHAT: Community forum on countering extremism, sponsored by the UH Valenti School of
Communication and the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute
WHO: Speakers include William Beltram, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Hesham Elgamiel,
supervisory special agent, FBI; Ceˊsar Espinosa, executive director Fiel, Houston; Mustafaa
Carroll, executive director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-TX Houston;
Lea Hellmueller, UH assistant professor of global journalism; Danny Hermosillo, KHOU
assignment editor; Mike Acosta, missions pastor, Grace Church; and Imam Mubasher
Ahmad, author of “Approaching the West”
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
WHERE: Agnes Arnold Auditorium 2, UH campus. Map
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, firstname.lastname@example.org