Want to know how Latinas may view the upcoming presidential election? That is the subject of the Chautauqua lecture this week, where an award-winning news anchor and reporter, Maria Hinojosa, will talk about the Latina perspective on this year’s political race.
“With 25 years of experience reporting on cultural issue in the United States, Maria Hinojosa is ideally situated to give us insight into the Latino perspective in the upcoming election,” said Erik Liddell, Chautauqua coordinator. “I imagine she will talk broadly about Latino issues across the country in addition to providing her own personal vision. I encourage those interested to look up Latino USA and America By The Numbers for more information about Maria work.”
Hinojosa is the host of Latino USA, one of the first public radio programs devoted to the Latino community, and she helped launch in 1992. In addition to hosting Latino USA, Hinojosa hosted her own show on PBS, Maria Hinojosa: On-on-One, for five years. Hinojosa has won numerous awards, including four Emmy Awards. One of her Emmy Awards was for her coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She has also been named among the top 25 Latinos in Contemporary American Culture, by the Huffington Post.
Hinojosa has an active Twitter account where she has addressed several concerns about the current presidential candidates and how they address the Latino population as well as undocumented immigrants. Hinojosa has tweeted, “A record of 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 election, up from 7.5 million 20 years ago.” In other retweets it is said that Donald Trump is at an all-time low with 11.2% support from the Latino population.
On Thursday, there will be a Meet and Greet in Crabbe Library 201 at 5-5:45 p.m., followed by a dinner in Faculty Dining Room at Powell at 6-7:15 p.m., and the lecture at 7:30-9 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building.