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Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series

Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series empowers Houston teens, adults, and seniors by presenting tailored programming that (1) educates citizens on current issues impacting Houston; (2) equips citizens with effective methods and tools for action; (3) empowers citizens to take the initiative and create positive change in their places of influence; and (4) encourages citizens to work together peacefully to find resolutions. The 2017 theme for Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series is “Be The Solution,” and each event provides a forum for Houstonians to be encouraged and empowered to “be the solution” in their own communities.

“Be The Solution: Youth & Family Immigration Town Hall” 
Join us for a discussion with community leaders and immigration experts. Get your questions answered about the latest changes immigration policies, including passage of Texas Senate Bill 4 ("SB4") and the discontinuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Leave equipped with knowledge about how the laws impact you, your family, and your community!
Moderator: Council Member Amanda Edwards
Co-Moderator: Cynthia Cisneros, Vice President of Community Affairs, KTRK-TV (ABC-13)

Be The Solution Signature Series -- October 19, 2017

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SCHEDULE
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- LUNCH & RESOURCE FAIR OF IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE ORGANIZATIONS

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. -- PANEL DISCUSSION
Charles C. Foster, Immigration Attorney & Chairman of Foster LLP
Chief Art Acevedo, Chief of Police for Houston Police Department
Norma Torres Mendoza, DREAMer
Jill Campbell, Immigration Attorney with BakerRipley
Juliet Stipeche, Director of Education for the City of Houston
Joy Alessi, Co-Director of Adoptee Rights Campaign
Confirmed speakers as of 11/21/2017

2:30 pm. - 3:30 p.m. -- FAMILY BREAK OUT SESSIONS WITH COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS & RESOURCE FAIR OF IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE ORGANIZATIONS

*Event will be translated in Spanish
*Lunch will be served

Past Signature Series Events

Empowerment Film & Summit

Be The Solution Signature Series -- October 19, 2017

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