Texas Tech University

Institutional Diversity Launches Latino Lecture Series

Amanda Castro-Crist

October 28, 2016


Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will deliver the inaugural lecture of the series.

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WHAT: Texas Tech University will host award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa as the first speaker of the Latino Lecture Series. Hinojosa will deliver one lecture for students and another for the general public and will speak about Latino agency, cultural awareness and the power of multiplatform media in promoting Latino issues.

The new lecture series serves to raise awareness and inform on issues that affect Latinos. It is supported by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Raiders Rojos and the Latino/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association.

Admission to the lectures is free.

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WHEN: Tuesday (Nov. 1)

  • Student Lecture: 3 p.m.
  • Public Lecture: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Red Raider Lounge, Student Union Building

WHO: Maria Hinojosa's nearly 30-year history in journalism includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, Frontline and CBS Radio. She served as host on the Emmy Award-winning talk show "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One" and has received numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hinojosa helped launch "Latino USA," one of the first public radio programs that focuses on the Latino community, in 1992 and has served as host since then. In 2010, she created the Futuro Media Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that uses multimedia journalism to explore and give a voice to the diversity of the American experience.

She currently serves as the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago.

CONTACT: Miguel A. Levario, associate professor of U.S. history and borderlands, Department of History, Texas Tech University, 806-834-8096 or miguel.levario@ttu.edu

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