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Saturday, April 6 at 8:45am to 6:00pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Ballroom
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403



This is a 4-day symposium! Please register for each section you'd like to attend.




The UO community is invited to this enlightening 4-day symposium to listen to and converse with international journalists, writers in exile, and scholars of journalism starting April 4 to 7 in the EMU Ballroom. Dozens of global experts and partners will be on our campus to tell their stories of successful reporting despite extreme dangers and threat to their voice and journalistic integrity. Threatened journalists speak and inspire our students, faculty, and staff.


During this event, you’ll experience, witness, and engage in:


Graphic documentation of attacks on journalists is displayed.

Interludes of music and poetry stimulate contemplation, reflection, and discussion.

Conversation and connection with speakers and experts during coffee breaks and receptions.

Off-campus students reporting on how the journalism crisis in Mexico impacts migrant communities in Oregon.




8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks and poem with Peter Laufer and Kim Stafford 


9:00-10:00 a.m. Finding Sanctuary in Arizona with Chipas journalists in Arizona exile until their return to Mexico, a conversation with Juan de Dios García Davish and Maria de Jesús Peters (with Gabriella Martinez)


10:30-11:30 a.m. In (Racial) Exile: Editor Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Portland, Oregon, Advocate a talk with Kimberley Mangnun 


11:30-1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch break 


1:30-2:30 p.m. Censorship that Doesn’t Stain Hands: Uncovering Stealth Threats to Independent Journalism in Latin America a talk with Javier Borelli


2:30-3:30 p.m. Edward R. Murrow Fellowship Latin American journalists speak of their home country professional and personal experiences a panel moderated by Chris Chavez 


4:00-5:00 p.m. Gone but Not Forgotten: Family and Friends Left Behind a conversation with Markos Kounalakis (with Peter Laufer) 


5:00-6:00 p.m. Threats and Responses Unique to Photojournalism a conversation with Dan Morrison, a veteran war correspondent (with Peter Laufer)