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LSC-North Harris to host April 22 civic engagement forum on Texas DREAM Act

With measures currently pending in the Texas legislature that could end the 2001 DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, Lone Star College-North Harris is hosting a public forum to encourage a thoughtful discussion about the issue. The DREAM Act forum will take place on Wednesday, April 22 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the college’s student center (SC-200). The campus is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston, Texas.

“This as an important topic that directly impacts many individuals throughout Lone Star College,” said LSC-North Harris professor of history, Dr. Jim Good. “The proposed legislation presents us with an excellent opportunity to teach our students the value of civic engagement, and to encourage them to directly participate in productive dialogue with others.”

Participants will be provided with current background information on the topic, and divided into groups to discuss specific questions pertaining to the DREAM Act and potential changes to it. Ultimately, each group will present the results of their discussions to everyone in the room.

The forum is open to LSC-North Harris students, employees, and interested members of the community. A free pizza lunch will be provided to those in attendance.

For more information about this event, contact Dr. Jim Good at 281.618.5573.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.