Mexican-American journalist & author Alfredo Corchado to present Oct. 25

Oct 05, 2022
Diversity Lecture Series presents "A Conversation with Alfredo Corchado"

In collaboration with Wichita State University’s (WSU) Diversity Lecture Series, Newman University will present “A Conversation with Alfredo Corchado” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, on the WSU campus in the Rhatigan Student Center, room 301.

The Diversity Lecture Series features distinguished leaders and experts to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. All events are free and open to the public.

“A Conversation with Alfredo Corchado” is sponsored by the WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the WSU Elliott School of Communication, Newman University and Empower.

About the speaker

Corchado is a Mexican-American journalist and author of two books, “Midnight in Mexico” and “Homelands.” He serves as the Mexico City bureau chief and border-Mexico correspondent of the Dallas Morning News in Texas.

As a leading reporter, Corchado will share his stories from the press and expertise on immigration and national security issues, particularly the drug-related violence that threatens Mexico’s national security and border communities.

He has reported on the reach of Mexican drug cartels into the United States, the plight of Mexican and Central American immigrants in the U.S., and government corruption on both sides of the border. With the recent deaths of Mexican journalists, Corchado’s work is even more necessary.

Corchado has received several awards for his reporting, including the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot prize presented by Columbia University and the Elijah Parrish Lovejoy prize presented by Colby College. He was a finalist for the Center For Public Integrity award in Washington. D.C., for his reporting on Ciudad Juarez and the rise of a Mexican paramilitary group known as the Zetas.

To learn more about this event and other featured speakers of the Diversity Lecture Series, please contact WSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034.

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