Apr
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Big Talk Forum on Countering Extremism Within the Houston Community

  • University of Houston - Agnes Arnold Hall Auditorium 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DHS, FBI, media professionals, and leaders in the Muslim and Christian community to tackle the rhetoric surrounding Muslims

This Big Talk Forum on Countering Extremism is a two-hour long discussion featuring panelists from various backgrounds within the Houston community to give their perspectives on steps being taken to educate the public and raise awareness on initiatives to counter violent extremism. This event will give the FACTS about Islam and address the barriers and polarized perspectives that shape viewpoints within the community. This forum is hosted by a student-led campaign Me-to-We: Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hate to promote informed opinions on Muslim Immigration through research, discussion, and understanding.

Hosted by the Me-to-We campaign in coordination with the Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. Sponsored by the BTI (Borders, Trade, Immigration) Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. 

 

List of Speakers: 

William Beltran - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Hesham Elgamiel - Supervisory Special Agent, Houston FBI

Mustafaa Carroll - Executive Director, CAIR-TX Houston Chapter

Imam Mubasher Ahmad - Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Author “Approaching the West”

Pastor Mike Acosta - Missions Pastor, “Grace Church”

Danny Hermosillo - KHOU Assignment Editor

Dr. Lea Hellmueller - Assistant Professor, Global Journalism, University of Houston


This event is a part of the Me to We campaign as a part of the Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program. The Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and managed by EdVenture Partners. Facebook serves as the technology sponsor by providing the student teams $400 (USD) in Facebook ad credits.

University of Houston - Main Campus Map Blue boxes show areas in which you may park for the event. You may park in the lots across Cullen Blvd. or off Elgin Street near the Valenti School of Communication. The yellow box marks the Valenti School of Communication on campus for a frame of reference. The red box marks Agnes Arnold Hall, where the event is. Once you make it to Agnes Arnold (across from the M.D. Anderson Library) look for Auditorium 2. 

University of Houston - Main Campus Map

Blue boxes show areas in which you may park for the event. You may park in the lots across Cullen Blvd. or off Elgin Street near the Valenti School of Communication. The yellow box marks the Valenti School of Communication on campus for a frame of reference. The red box marks Agnes Arnold Hall, where the event is. Once you make it to Agnes Arnold (across from the M.D. Anderson Library) look for Auditorium 2. 


BIG TALK ON COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Streamed live on Apr 11, 2017 6-8 PM

Federal officials, religious leaders and members of the media met 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 DHS Center of Excellence based at UH.


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