Knight Center for Journalism Events: Migration in the Americas

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas invite the UT community, especially faculty members and students interested in the topic of Migration in the Americas, to participate in two very special events on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the College of Communication (CMA building): a panel discussion and a digital photo exhibit.

Thursday, Sept. 8
Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas’ events open to UT students and faculty, at LBJ Conference Room (panel) and College of Communication (CMA Building, 5.160) lobby area (photo exhibit and reception)

6:00-7:30pm: Covering International Migrations in Central and North Americas, a panel discussion at the LBJ Conference Room, on the 5th floor of the CMA building

Chair: Professor Charles Hale, director of the Lozano Long Institute ofLatin American Studies, UT Austin
· Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune, USA
· Cecilia Alvear, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and UNITY Journalists of Color, USA
· Oscar Chacón, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, USA
· Fabián Sánchez, I(DH)EAS, strategic litigation for Central Americans in Mexico
· Jose Luis Sierra, New America Media, USA

7:30-8:30pm: Cruzando Fronteras en las Américas/Crossing Borders in the Americas – A digital exhibit of photographs on migration in the Western Hemisphere: inauguration and reception at the lobby (3rd floor) of the College of Communication (CMA Building)

Dozens of photos on migration in the Americas, from Argentina to the USA will be shown in eight plasma screens. It is an impressive collection of photos by 11 award winning photographers from Latin America and the United States: Toni Arnau, Donna DeCesare, Irene Herrera, Felipe Jacome, Carl Juste, Lisa Krantz, Pepe Mateos, Edu Ponces, Eli Reed, Eduardo Soteras and Nuri Vallbbona.

Free and open to the public.

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