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UHD Partnering with KTRK, Univision for DACA Town Hall Meeting Sept. 25

Many Houstonians are left with lingering questions following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Soon, a panel of experts will assemble at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) to offer details on what the president’s decision means for the city and its residents.

UHD is partnering with KTRK ABC13 and Univision 45 KXLN to host a DACA Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m., Sept. 25 in the University’s Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. The event will be streamed live online at ABC13.com and Univision.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Panelists are as follows:

  • Richard Carranza, superintendent for Houston Independent School District
  • Dawn McCarty, UHD associate professor of social work
  • Oscar Hernandez, Houston organizer for United We Dream
  • Jill Campbell, managing attorney for BakerRipley
  • Zenobia Lai, program director for St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance (Catholic Charities)

The event will be moderated by anchors from each station — Elissa Rivas (KTRK) and Osvaldo Corral (Univision). The upcoming Town Hall event will mark the third event presented by UHD, KTRK and Univision. Previous collaborations include the 2015 Mayor’s Debate and the 2016 Sheriff’s Debate.

Students are encouraged to submit questions to be asked during the event by Friday, Sept. 22. Students will have the opportunity to ask these questions on camera. Please submit questions to EmeryP@uhd.edu.