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Soledad O’Brien to speak at UAB as Hispanic Heritage Month’s keynote lecture Sept. 23
A critically-acclaimed broadcast journalist, having received an Emmy, Peabody Awards, and Journalist of the Year 2010 from the National Association of Black Journalists for her live coverage story “Crisis in Haiti”, her reporting of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, and her authorship of the documentary series Black in America and Latino in America, respectively, the former anchor for CNN’s Starting Point, Soledad O’Brien, will present the topic “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and In Our Lives” at UAB.
The lecture will occur at 7 PM Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. The free, public event is the keynote lecture for the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and will be held at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in Jemison Hall.
In addition, a screening of Latino in America: Chasing the Dream, the 2009 documentary reported by O’Brien that explores the elasticity of American identity with respect to the emergence of Hispanic immigrant communities in the United States, will transpire on Sept.18, in the Heritage Hall Building 102 at 6 PM.
The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success, Student Life, the UAB Lecture Series, the UAB Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the School of Medicine.