Latinx Voices: The Past as Prologue

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The story of the relationship between local journalism and Colorado’s Latinx community is complicated, contentious and ever-changing. It is a story that includes a media history of generalization, demonization and of erasure. A story punctuated by protest and by progress. What has changed over time? What still needs to change? 

Join COLab’s Tina Griego on Friday, April 9 at 2 p.m. MST as we welcome Polly Baca and Nita Gonzales for an intimate conversation on media and the Latinx community with Diamond Hardiman of News Voices: Colorado. Spanish translation available.

This conversation is a preview for the upcoming working group: “Latinx Voices: Colorado,” a series of action-oriented meetings to identify practical steps, structural changes, and potential projects that center on addressing the information needs of Latinx communities in local news coverage.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore questions in breakout groups about what structural shifts and supports are necessary to usher in a future for local news and media that is in support of the needs and desires of Latinx Coloradans.

Watch “Latinx Voices: The Past as Prologue” below:

News Voices: Colorado is a joint project of Free PressColorado Media Project, and the Colorado News Collaborative.