Realities of Diversity Speaker Series: Maria Hinojosa

Wed, Oct 17
  • Presented By: KUER
  • at: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 383 S. University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Speakers include award-winning author and journalist Jelani Cobb on August 29; social justice comedian and writer Negin Farad on September 12; and NPR host of Latino USA and journalist Maria Hinojosa, October 17. All three events will be held at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of UtahMaria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. As the anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award winning show Latino USA which is distributed by NPR, and anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.Hinojosa has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.” In addition to her broadcast work, Hinojosa has been a weekly syndicated columnist for King Features/Hearst and is the author of two books: Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son, a motherhood memoir; and Crews: Gang Members Talk with Maria Hinojosa, an in-depth collection of interviews with gang members in New York City.RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio will interview each speaker about their work related to race and diversity, followed by a 30 minute audience Q&A. Interviews will air on RadioWest at a later date.

Event Info

  • Presented By: KUER
  • Dates: October 17, 2018
  • Location: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Address: 383 S. University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

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