A Converstion on Human Rights and Activism: Roberto Lovato

Join us for a conversation with Roberto Lovato on what it means to investigate one's story, and to do so as an activist. Moderated by Jonathan Ablard (history), learn about Roberto’s work organizing and leading campaigns, from the Drop the I-Word Campaign (2010), which successfully removed the term “illegal immigrant” for the Associated Press Style Book, to his more recent involvement in #DignidadLiterararia with Myriam Gurba and David Bowles—a campaign for equity and literary justice for the more than 60 million Latinx persons left off of bookshelves.


Roberto Lovato is our distinguished speaker in the humanities. He is a human rights activist, award-winning journalist, and the author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. A recipient of a reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center, Lovato has chronicled some of the most pressing issues facing communities across the US and the rest of the Americas. Stretching across the Americas, Lovato’s reporting opens our eyes to the connections between US foreign policy and the diaspora communities.

Friday, April 21, 2023 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, 111

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