Rational Middle Live Events
We are more than a video series. Rational Middle is a place where we can all meet and have meaningful dialogue about important issues before all of us. We pair real world discussion and social media awareness to create a constant flow of information and continuing dialogue which works to break the stasis and bring together all sides of the challenges we face so that, together, we can manifest meaningful progress without forgetting the urgency of these important issues.
The Future of Immigration in Houston Conference
March 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
As a border state with a large and growing immigrant population, Texas is disproportionately affected by federal immigration policies and is ground zero for the national immigration debate. The Houston region, home to 1.6 million immigrants, is key to understanding the importance of immigrants to local economic growth and community stability.
At this conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and representatives from local and national organizations will address how Houston can take a lead role in the immigration discussion. The event will also include a panel of experts who will share current research and data on immigration in the Greater Houston region, a screening of a short film from the “Rational Middle of Immigration” series, and breakout sessions on addressing workforce, policy and social support issues.
This event was created in collaboration with The Rational Middle, the Anti-Defamation League, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and National Immigration Forum. Special thanks also to the City of Houston’s Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities.Register for this Event Online
University of Houston Law Center
March 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Bates Law Building, Room 109
Featuring a screening of two Rational Middle: Immigration documentaries and a panel discussion with Geoffrey Hoffman, Director, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic; Mike Holland, COO, Marek Brothers Systems; and Gordon Quan, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Quan Law Group.Watch the UHLC Panel Discussion Online
Baker Institute at Rice University
March 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
James A. Baker III Hall
Featuring a screening of two Rational Middle: Immigration documentaries and a panel discussion with Tony Payan, Ph.D., Director, Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research; and Charles Foster, Chairman, Foster Global Immigration Solutions.Watch the Baker Panel Discussion Online
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