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.
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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