Power of the Purse
Date(s) - 05/22/2018
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort
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Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa is the featured speaker for The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s 14th Annual Power of the Purse®. Her talk, “My American Experience: Immigration, Disparity and Opportunity,” will address the critical issues of migration, immigration and changing demographics.
In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group, a nonprofit producing multimedia journalism that explores diversity and tells stories that may be overlooked by mainstream media. As the Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by NPR; Anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa; and co-host of In The Thick, Futuro Media’s new political podcast, Hinojosa has informed millions about the evolving cultural and political landscapes in America and abroad.
Hinojosa has worked for CNN, PBS, CBS, WNBC and WGBH. She has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.”
Hinojosa was born in Mexico City and raised in Chicago. She received her BA from Barnard College. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago and a Global Post ‘Voces’ columnist.
10:30 – 11:30 am
Coffee with Maria Hinojosa (Patrons & Sponsors Only)
Noon – 2 pm
Luncheon & Presentation
including the announcement of the 2018 Women for Women Collaborative High Impact Grant
We look forward to having you join us for this region-wide celebration of women’s philanthropy. Thank you!