by Billy Clouse
A.P.E.X. Events and the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values have partnered to bring Maria Hinojosa to campus on Thursday. Hinojosa, a journalist, will present “Narrative as Witness (America’s Untold Stories)” at 11:30 a.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
“We invite members of SUU and the Cedar City community to attend the Fall 2017 Tanner Lecture and join us for a reception with Ms. Hinojosa afterwards,” Danielle Dubrasky, director of the Tanner Center, said in a press release. “Maria Hinojosa is a dynamic speaker whose career has focused on finding ways to highlight stories from communities that are often overlooked.”
Each year, the Tanner Center chooses a theme, and this year they chose “The Danger of a Single Story,” a topic explored in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk.
At NPR’s “Latino USA,” Hinojosa served as anchor and executive producer, and she produced PBS’s “America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa.”
Hinojosa was in the vanguard of youth violence reporting, and she tackled issues such as immigration and poverty.
Assistant Professor of Spanish Iliana Portaro said she discovered Hinojosa during her undergraduate studies.
“Looking back, I feel like I have grown up and matured with her voice and powerful storytelling,” Portaro said in a press release. “I owe part of my political consciousness to her journalistic efforts. She is a strong role model and it is an honor to have her on our campus.”
On Wednesday, October 18, “America by the Numbers” will be played at 4 p.m. in the Student Center Theater.
Following the lecture on Thursday, Jonathan Holiman will moderate a discussion on truth and social media. It will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater.