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María Hinojosa Journalist

For 25 years, María Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report, and this project, “Lost in Detention” aired in October 2011, sparking public engagement and conversation on issues of immigration and detention on Capitol Hill and in the mainstream and Spanish language media. Hinojosa interviewed dozens of notable Latinos for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ “The Latino List” which premiered on HBO in September 2011. Her latest project “America by the Numbers” premiered in September on PBS. She is the recipient of the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Radio Award.

Quiara Alegría Hudes Playwright

Quiara Alegría Hudes received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Previously, her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue was a Pulitzer Finalist, and her most recent work, The Happiest Song Plays Last will premiere next season at The Goodman Theatre. Hudes wrote the book to the Broadway musical In the Heights, which premiered off-Broadway and earned the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. On Broadway, In the Heights received the Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was named a Pulitzer Finalist. Hudes was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she recently returned to receive a Resolution from the City of Philadelphia. Her first play was produced in the tenth grade by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, where she now serves as a board member and mentor to other young writers.

E. Carmen Ramos

Smithsonian American Art Museum Curator for Latino Art

Dr. E. Carmen Ramos is Curator for Latino Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Previously as a staff member and independent curator, she curated exhibitions at The Newark Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, and other institutions. Her upcoming exhibition, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art (2013),” will present and interpret major works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering collection of Latino art. 7 NALAC MAGAZINE-template-bio actualizadas-correcion #3.indd 8

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2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

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