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90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Russell Contreras

Nov 14, 2016

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Russell Contreras

President of Unity: Journalists for Diversity
ATHENS, Ohio (November 14, 2016)—Russell Contreras is a law enforcement and immigration reporter/photographer/videographer at The Associated Press in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attend talk with Contreras as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Morton Hall, Room 201.

Before moving back to New Mexica, Contreras worked for the Associated Press in Boston where he helped with coverage of the death of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and wrote about DREAMers and Iraqi refugees.

Contreras, who teaches composition at the University of New Mexico-Valencia, worked previously at the Boston Globe and the Albuquerque Journal, and he has been an active member of the Native America Journalists Association.

Education in journalism beyond the Scripps school’s classrooms
In an effort to bring journalists that matter to campus, the Scripps School is partnering with organizations across campus to raise the level of discussion on politics, racism, sexism and a range of other global topics.

The purpose is to expose students – all students on campus – to men and women who have faced adversity or who have seen bigotry and discrimination happen for others but have stepped forward to address those social and cultural wrongs.

We are hopeful that everybody who attends one of these events will come away with a more enlightened and informed view.

-From staff reports