2023: Maria Hinjosa – Once I Was You

In her powerful memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist MARIA HINOJOSA shares her own turbulent life story as a woman with deep connections to two countries and one who made it to the highest levels of broadcast journalism in this one. Her voice is known to us from PBS, CBS, CNN, and NPR, among other outlets, including Futuro Media, the independent, nonprofit newsroom she founded. In the memoir, Hinojosa writes with frankness and humor of her family’s immigration from Mexico and her lifelong passionate commitment to telling the immigrant story from the inside out. She will talk about the book, the arc of her career, and America’s complex—often fraught—relationship with those who cross our borders.