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Screenings of The Rational Middle Immigration Documentary Series Next Week in Houston

Over the last few months, we’ve been proud to feature a new documentary series on immigration called The Rational Middle. Now, filmmaker Gregory Kallenberg and former Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy are taking their show on the road to feature the films and engage in discussions about immigration solutions with experts in the field.

“Although our series is called the Rational Middle, it doesn’t mean we simply accepted all these arguments as equally valid,” wrote Kallenberg and Steffy. “The key word is ‘rational.’ What is the most effective response to today’s immigration problems?”

“Immigration policy has become one of the most important debates facing our nation, yet misinformation and entrenched positions have posed challenges to thoughtful conversations on the role of immigration in today’s society and economy,” reads the invitation to one of the screenings in Houston planned for next week.

“Policymakers continue to seek a middle ground on the changes that should be made to U.S. immigration laws and regulations, and on the best way forward in managing the relationship among the United States, neighboring countries and the immigrants who come here,” reads the invite.

Two screenings of the documentaries are planned.

In addition to the filmmakers, the speakers at the first event on the evening of March 6 will be Geoffrey Hoffman, Director of the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic; Mike Holland, the Chief Operating Officer of MAREK; and Gordon Quan, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Quan Law Group. That event will be held at the University of Houston Law Center. For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit their website. It’s free to attend but they only have so many seats.

The second event will be held at Rice University the following evening. The featured speakers at that screening will include Charles Foster of Foster LLP; Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University; Stan Marek, President and CEO, MAREK, and Member, Board of Directors, Center for Houston’s Future; Tony Payan, Ph.D. Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute; and Brett Perlman, President and CEO, Center for Houston’s Future. To RSVP for the second event on March 7, visit the registration page. It is also free to attend.

The Construction Citizen team will see you there.