The History Colorado Center welcomes award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa to Denver, CO on November 6, for its inspiring speaker series Bold Women. Change History. The first Latina in many newsrooms, Hinojosa presents her personal history during the public engagement initiative known as Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, the nation’s most comprehensive statewide commemoration of the largest voting-rights expansion in US history.
The History Colorado Center offers complimentary onsite childcare for children ages 6 to 12 for Bold Women. Change History. events by request. Please complete the childcare request form—available at h-co.org/BoldWomen—48 hours in advance of the event date. Guardians are required to stay on the premises and must complete a check-in form and present ID at pickup. Tickets for the Speaker Series with María Hinojosa (Nov 6 at 7pm) are $25, Members $15 and Students $5.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Emmy-winning journalist María Hinojosa has reported for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, and NPR while also anchoring the talk show “María Hinojosa: One-on-One.” She is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA and anchor of In the Thick, an award-winning politics podcast. The author of three books and the first Latina in many newsrooms, Hinojosa was also among the first to report on youth violence in urban communities on a national scale. During her eight years as CNN’s urban affairs correspondent, she took viewers into communities rarely shown on television. At Futuro Media, she continues to draw attention to experiences and points of view often overlooked or underreported—all while mentoring the next generation of diverse journalists to delve into stories that impact their communities. In 2019, she was named the inaugural Distinguished Journalist in Residence at her alma mater, Barnard College.
About Bold Women. Change History.
The primary public forum of the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado—a grassroots initiative led by History Colorado, the governor’s Women’s Vote Centennial Commission, and you—Bold Women. Change History. features scholars, authors, and history-makers who illuminate what happens when voters knock down barriers and prohibit discrimination. All events take place at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway). “Colorado Elected Women Firsts,” a panel discussion moderated by Denver journalist Anne Trujillo on September 18, was the first event in the series. Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be in Denver on December 12, Human rights advocate Carol Anderson—author of the critically acclaimed White Rage (Bloomsbury, 2016)—and astronaut Susan Helms (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.) join Hinojosa among upcoming presenters in the series. Bios, event details, and tickets for all events are available via h-co.org/BoldWomen.
History Colorado, the state agency leading the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, invites interested organizations and individuals across the state to collaborate together to create space and events for civic engagement, commemoration, impact and support. Statewide partnerships between local museums, libraries, clubs, schools, arts organizations and individuals in communities will provide settings for voting-related events and dialog. For more information about ways to get involved and participate, visit COWomensCentennial.org, call 303-620-4933, or email HC COWomensHistory@state.co.us.
For more info and to buy tickets for Speaker Series: HistoryColorado.org, or 303-HISTORY.
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