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Thursday, April 4 at 1:00pm to 7:30pm

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

IMPUNITY: Thursday, April 4


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.




1:00-2:00 p.m. Welcome remarks with Peter Laufer, Kim Stafford, Juan-Carlos Molleda, Tim DuRoche, Dennis Galvan 


2:00-2:30 p.m. Reporting Homefront News to Diasporas with Charlie Dietz, Julie Boboc, Marie Ponce 


2:30-3:30 p.m. In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, A Cover-up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press a conversation with Katherine Corcoran (with Tim DuRoche) 


4:00-5:00 p.m. Why I Have Not Returned to Mississippi since Covering MLK in the 60s a conversation with Jeff Kamen (with Peter Laufer)


5:00-6:00 p.m. UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication: Safe Spaces for Journalists in Conflict Situation a talk with Kate Musgrave


6:00-6:30 p.m. Musicians in Exile Music curated by Tim DuRoche 


6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception