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Events November 11, 2021

Monday, Dec. 6: Maria Hinojosa on “Democracy by Foot”

Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa—a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist who has served as the first Latina reporter in many newsrooms—will give a Presidential Colloquium on “From the Frontlines: The Caravan is Democracy by Foot” at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall. (Please note updated date.)

The event, which is part of Smith’s Year on Democracies, is open to students, faculty and staff in Smith’s asymptomatic testing program (OneCards required), and to members of the general public with proof of vaccination. Masks are required for all.

The colloquium will also be livestreamed on the Smith College Facebook page.

About Maria Hinojosa

As the first Latina reporter in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamed of creating independent journalism that explored the diverse American experience. To that end, she created the Futuro Media Group, a nonprofit organization that creates content about the new American mainstream to empower people to navigate an increasingly diverse world. Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning “Latino USA,” distributed by PRX, and co-host of “In The Thick.” She is also a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning” and a frequent guest on MSNBC. Hinojosa’s career includes reporting for PBS, CBS and CNN, and anchoring the Emmy Award-winning “Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.” She is the author of two books and has won many awards, including the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

About Smith’s Presidential Colloquium Series

The Presidential Colloquium regularly features influential thought leaders in a wide range of fields—from poets and writers to economists and policy experts—to share their expertise, offer insights and inspire discourse on key social, political and global topics that call for our attention. Upcoming speakers include National Book Award-winning author and New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen, Harvard law and history professor Annette Gordon-Reed, and Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin.

All events will be open to Smith College students, faculty and staff in the college’s asymptomatic testing program, and to members of the public with proof of vaccination. The colloquia also will be livestreamed to Smith College’s Facebook page.