Maria Hinojosa in Conversation about Once I Was You
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Austin Public Library
701 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin TX

Maria Hinojosa, veteran journalist and executive producer of Peabody Award–winning program Latino USA, has spent nearly thirty years reporting on immigration and the communities the mainstream media too often overlooks. In new memoir Once I Was You, Hinojosa illustrates—via her own family’s experiences growing up on the South Side of Chicago—a story of migrating to the United States. Join her as she discusses her own experiences and the public impact of the rhetoric surrounding immigration.

Seats at Austin Central Library are limited and registration is required through the in-person link above. Virtual streaming options also available through the stream RSVP link.

  • Moderator: Joy Diaz, Texas Standard producer
  • Format: This is a live, in-person event at Austin Public Library Main Branch. Doors for this session open at 11:30 a.m. Seats are limited and registration is required through the in-person link above. You can also watch it from home by clicking the Stream RSVP button instead.
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Maria Hinojosa, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America


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