Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Open to the Public

In 2015, Vanessa Ruiz received widespread criticism and national attention for pronouncing words from Spanish with a Spanish accent during English broadcasts. In this talk, she will detail her experiences of standing up to the racism she faced and moving forward.

Vanessa Ruiz is the Emmy Award-winning Director, News Anchor, and Arizona State University Professor of Practice of the Borderlands reporting team at Cronkite News and Cronkite Noticias, the news division of Arizona PBS, as well as a Cronkite ambassador for diversity and inclusion.

Organizational Sponsors: American Studies, Luso-Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Linguistics, Center for Careers and Internships

Sponsored by:
Spanish Department

Contact Organizer

Nuceder, Jennifer