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Announcing the 2022 Phillip Burton Award for Advocacy, Maria Hinojosa

We selected Ms. Hinojosa to receive the 2022 Phillip Burton Award for Advocacy because of her staunch commitment to empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world through her work with Futuro Media Group and programs like Latino USA. She understands how this country is stronger when our diversity is embraced and celebrated. She has called for humanizing the stories of immigrants to counter the dehumanization of immigrants by anti-immigrant voices. She embodies the spirit of the Burton Awards, which are presented for exemplary leadership and commitment through advocacy, policy, education, and organizing work on behalf of immigrants and immigrant communities.

 

Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. She made that dream a reality in 2010 when she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content from a POC perspective. As Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by PRX, and Co-Host of Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast In The Thick, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.

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