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Community of the Imagination

Invocation – Cyrus Cassells

Named 2021 Texas Poet Laureate, Cyrus Cassells’s latest book of poetry is The Gospel According to Wild Indigo, a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Poetry.

Community of the Imagination

Invocation – Rita Dove

Rita Dove is an American poet and essayist. She is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, 1987, and served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993-1995.

Community of the Imagination

Invocation – Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. His most recent collection is Deaf Republic (2019), which was named a New York Times Notable Book for that year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 2020.

Community of the Imagination

Invocation – Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché’s five volumes of poetry include Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, Blue Hour and In the Lateness of the World. 

Robert L. Breen

The Changing Face Of Journalism

Alejandra Xanic
Co-Founder, Quinto Elemento Lab, Mexico City. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with David Barstow for their New York Times exposé of Walmart’s corrupt entry into Mexico.

Robert L. Breen

The Science of Narrative

Deobrah Blum
Director, Knight Science Writing Program, MIT
Guest presenter, UTV 2021
Acclaimed science journalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and co-editor of A Field Guide for Science Writers.

Robert L. Breen

Tools of Transparency

Steve Fisher
Mexico-based investigative reporter with a focus on criminal justice and organized crime. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and more.

Robert L. Breen

The Work is What Matters

Alice Driver
Independent journalist based between Mexico City and Arkansas. Author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2015)

Robert L. Breen

Reporting From The Ground Up

Dudley Althause
Independent reporter covering Mexico, Latin America and beyond for over three decades. Frequent contributor to he Wall Street Journal. Nominee for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his articles on the cholera epidemic in Peru and Mexico.