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September 19-22, 2016

Maria Hinojosa News Correspondent & Journalist
Maria Hinojosa
News Correspondent & Journalist

Lory Student Center

Our 2016 Keynote Speaker: Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. 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, both produced by Futuro Media, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.

Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year history as an award-winning journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, Frontline, and CBS Radio and anchoring the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and lives with her husband and their son and daughter in New York.

Keynote will be Tuesday September 20th at 6:00 pm in the LSC Theatre. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Keynote: Jacqueline Patterson 

Lory Student Center Theatre, 6:00 pm

In partnership with the Diversity Symposium, STARS presents: “Resistance, Resilience, Reclamation, Revolution–Racial Justice, Human Rights, and Climate Change” a night with Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

General Sessions

Lory Student Center, 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa

Lory Student Center Theatre, 6:00 pm

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

General Sessions

Lory Student Center, 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM

CSU Inspire

Lory Student Center Theatre, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Join us for CSU Inspire, a ted-talk like session focused on sharing engaging and inspiring initiatives that are happening on our campus in relation to diversity, in a short 8-minute presentation. Light lunch will be provided. Registration is not necessary. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

General Sessions

Lory Student Center, 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Keynote: Bryan Stevenson

Lory Student Center Ballrooms, 7:00 pm

In partnership with the 2016 Diversity Symposium, the CSU Library presents Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy”. This night to remembers is a part of Morgan Library’s Author Series program. This event is free and open to the public, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A book sale and signing will follow the program.