The future of immigration in the U.S. was the subject of a community symposium in Lubbock, Texas, co-hosted by the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico, Rational Middle Media, and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication. The event also featured the screening of a short documentary film on immigration produced by Rational Middle Media.
The symposium, which was free and open to the public, was generously supported by a grant from the Center for Houston’s Future.
5:30 pm — Welcome and Introduction
Film Screening: Rational Middle of Immigration Series
5:40 pm — Introduction and Remarks
5:50 pm — Video: The Golden Door: America’s Way Forward
6:10 pm — Panel: Immigration Outlook
6:50 pm — Question and Answer Session
7:00 pm — Closing Reception
Kent Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, Texas Tech University
Writer, and Producer, “Rational Middle”
Rossy Evelin Lima, Ph.D.
Poet, Scholar and Activist, Texas Tech University
Writer and Producer, Rational Middle
Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Center for the United States and Mexico Center, Baker Institute
David Strange, J.D.
Immigration Attorney, Whittenberg & Strange P.C.
Moderator: Héctor Rendón, Ph.D., Harris Institute for Hispanic & International Communication, Texas Tech University