UW Graduate School

Maria Hinojosa

maria-hinojosaEquity & Difference: Rights

  • News Correspondent & Journalist

November 1, 2017   |   7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 130

  • NOTE: The November 1 lecture has reached capacity. Due to increased threat levels, the University of Washington has heightened security for this event. To better ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, upon arrival in Kane Hall, please be prepared to show picture ID to gain admission. At this time, we are unable to offer stand-by seating to anyone not registered for the event.
  • This event is free and open to the public.

Testing the Limits of Due Process Denial – Latinos & Immigrants as the Canaries in the Mine

Maria Hinojosa is one of the few national journalists who has for decades been reporting consistently about undocumented immigrants and documented the ICE Industrial Complex with multiple visits to detention camps across the country. In this lecture Hinojosa will speak about how the treatment of immigrants and refugees in our country affects our broader society. Many think about undocumented immigrants: I am not an immigrant so what happens to them doesn’t pertain or affect me. But if due process is being constantly denied to people living in our country, the chances of it being denied to others is that much greater. Hinojosa will speak about her frontline reporting on this issue that affects not just a few people, but all of us.

About Maria Hinojosa

For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.

As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously, a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a rotating anchor for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to Emmy Award-winning stories of the poor in Alabama.

Hinojosa has won top honors in American journalism. In 2009, Hinojosa was honored with an AWRT Gracie Award for Individual Achievement as Best TV correspondent. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, by DePaul University in Chicago, as well as the Sidney Hillman Prize honoring her social and economic justice reporting. In 2012 she additionally received an honorary degree from Simmons College, was named among the top 25 Latinos in Contemporary American Culture by the Huffington Post, and gave the prestigious Ware Lecture. In 2013, Hinojosa taught at DePaul University as the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies program.

Throughout her career, Hinojosa has helped define the conversation about our times and our society with one of the most authentic voices in broadcast. Hinojosa is the author of two books including a motherhood memoir, Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son. She was born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago, and received her BA from Barnard College.

Sponsoring Departments:

  • UW Graduate School
  • UW Alumni Association
  • Latino Center for Health
  • Department of Communication
  • Center for Communication
  • Difference and Equity
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Disability Studies Program
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Public Health
  • Center for Health, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Seattle Globalist (Department of Communication)
  • Center for Studies of Demography and Ecology
  • Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs