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Telling the Latino Story

Join the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute for a panel discussion with the journalist who are keeping a spotlight on the Latino experience and on why it matters for the future of the nation.

The pandemic and recent election made it clear that the Latino story is intertwined with the story of this nation. Yet, once the spotlight of major events dims, the stories of the Latino community often return to obscurity. As we move toward a post-pandemic recovery and continue to navigate changing cultural and racial dynamics, it is essential to highlight and understand the Latino experience. This conversation centers on journalists tasked with documenting the Latino story for a discussion on how newsrooms are reacting to the moment, the challenges of covering a vastly diverse and sprawling demographic, and why representation matters.
Featured panelists include:
  • Kim Bojórquez, Reporter at the Sacramento Bee
  • Astrid Galvan, National Writer on Race at the Associated Press
  • Grace González, Executive Producer at Telemundo
  • Sonja Diaz, Founding Director of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute (Moderator)

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT/ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

A recording of this panel discussion is available here.