Félix Gutiérrez, a nationally acclaimed expert in media and racial diversity and Professor of Journalism and Communication at the
University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and
Journalism, visits the University of Minnesota on September 22, 2011 to discuss
the history of Latino media and preview the documentary “Voices for Justice.” The
documentary-in-progress is being produced by Berkeley, California filmmaker
This talk will chronicle the issues addressed by Latino newspapers in the United States and the advocacy role they have played in fighting for civil rights.
As part of the evening, Gutiérrez previews his documentary “Voices for Justice” for the first time and then will display his traveling 24-panel exhibit, Voices for Justice: 200 Years of Latino Newspapers in the United States, which gives a chronological history of Latino media, the issues these newspapers covered and the journalists who produced the stories, photographs and news media.
The event will be held on the East Bank of the University of
Minnesota-Twin Cities campus at Walter Library's Digital Technology Center,
room 402, from 5-7 p.m., Sept. 22. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
The following day, local journalists who work with and cover
Latino communities are invited to attend a roundtable discussion, featuring
Gutiérrez, about the best practices and ethical issues in coverage. For more information on this event, click here.
The event is made possible with funding from the Minnesota Journalism Center, The School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and the Department of Chicano Studies.