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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

Saturday, September 29 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Family Values

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How did we come to separate children from their parents at the border, and how do we make sure it never happens again?

Read more about the Tribune’s coverage on separated immigrant families.

Presented by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

Moderators
avatar for Julián Aguilar

Julián Aguilar

Immigration and Border Security Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Aguilar reports on politics, immigration and border security issues for The Texas Tribune from the Texas-Mexico border. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico. Previously, Aguilar was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Garza

Daniel Garza

President of The LIBRE Initiative
Garza is the founder of the Libre Initiative and Libre Institute, two nonprofits that work to inform and empower the U.S. Hispanic community. He currently serves as executive director of the Libre Initiative and chairman of the Libre Institute. Previously, Garza served as associate... Read More →
avatar for Celina Moreno

Celina Moreno

Interim Southwest Regional Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Moreno was appointed interim southwest regional counsel for MALDEF in 2017, where she leads the office’s litigation and policy work. She previously served as a staff attorney for MALDEF and co-leader of Texas Residents United for a Stronger Texas, an advocacy coalition co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Ali Noorani

Ali Noorani

Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum
Noorani has led the National Immigration Forum since 2008. Previously, he served as executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. Noorani was named a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and, most recently, is the author of “There... Read More →
avatar for Filemon Vela

Filemon Vela

U.S. Representative, D-Brownsville
Vela, D-Brownsville, has represented Texas’ 34th Congressional District since 2013. He sits on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security committees and serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Border Caucus. Previously, Vela served as an attorney in both state and federal courts... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701