Delivering Democracy 2020
Sat.April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. MST
“Maria Hinojosa is an Emmy Award-winning journalist known best for her courageous efforts to tell America’s untold stories and her determination to seek out unsung heroes in and beyond the United States. She is one of our nation’s most accomplished women of color whose groundbreaking achievements in broadcast journalism have inspired and supported many in our communities. Maria Hinojosa is a gifted storyteller whose investigative journalism has helped to define our understanding of our times and our societies.
Hailed for telling the untold stories of America, Maria Hinojosa seeks out those whose voices often go unheard. She has earned Emmy Awards and the highest awards in journalism for her groundbreaking work on issues such as child marriage, detention centers, poverty in America, gang violence and migration in Central America. She is a featured correspondent and contributor on PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN and NPR. Her reporting on difficult and wrenching issues and events all benefit from her careful inquiry, thoughtful engagement, and her commitment to reporting and storytelling that educates, illuminates and inspires.
Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio, a public radio show devoted to Latino issues. She is also the founder, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group, an indepedent non-profit that aims to create multimedia content and ethical journalism from the perspective of people of color, the new American mainstream. Her career as a journalist, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on NPR, her work with PBS and her creation of the Futuro Media Group that produces community-based journalism is changing how and what we learn and know about our world.
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About the Lecture:
Inaugurated in 2014, Delivering Democracy has become one of the most anticipated annual events at ASU and in the communities of which the university and the center are a part. The program invites us all to consider the nature of democracy and the subtle, explicit, historic and contemporary issues that shape this essential national ideal. Delivering Democracy features visionary individuals who challenge the traditional boundaries of democratic ideals and address key challenges that emerge around issues of race and democracy. The CSRD envisions Delivering Democracy as a safe and inclusive space that enables us to overcome polarization and division. Join us for a memorable afternoon that provides an invaluable opportunity to enhance our shared understanding of the roots and possibilities of democratic striving.
For more information and questions: Contact the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 602-496-1376.”
Carolyn’s note: I heard Maria speak at the March 9 Community Foundation of Southern Arizona appreciation dinner at the UA North Ballroom. She was progressively enlightened, enthusiastic and very inspiring. Listen in on April 18.