Cindy Carcamo

Join the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media for their annual Anvil of Freedom Award Lecture on Friday, September 27. The breakfast will feature Los Angeles Times journalist and 2020 Anvil of Freedom winner, Cindy Carcamo and will lead attendees into the Colorado Migrahack. 

The breakfast and lecture are open to all, regardless of whether or not you plan to stay and hack with us. The event is free, but space is limited so please register early

Cindy Carcamo is a journalist with the Los Angeles Times covering immigration issues. Previously, she was Arizona bureau chief and a national correspondent for The Times, focusing on border and immigration issues in the Southwest. A Los Angeles native, she has reported in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Assn. scholar and as a reporter for the Orange County Register. She’s also reported from Guatemala and Honduras where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award. She is also the recipient of the French-American Foundation’s 2012 Immigration Journalism Award and was a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and 2011 Livingston Award.

Charlotte and Ed Estlow, founders of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media

Each year, the Estlow Center works with industry professionals and academic leaders to select the Estlow lecturer and recipient of the Anvil of Freedom Award. The honoree is invited to serve as a keynote lecturer at a universitywide event, which recognizes outstanding contributions to journalism and democracy and also speaks with classes and student groups during his or her visit to campus, thus providing opportunities for deeper learning among students, faculty, staff and members of the public. The event forges interdisciplinary and cross-institutional connections and enables the University of Denver to serve as host for a fulsome exploration of the state of journalism and its evolving relationship to the democratic self-governance so central to U.S. identity.

The Estlow Lecture began in 1993, and the Anvil of Freedom award first was presented in 1997. The award is given to the Estlow lecturer in recognition of his or her superior leadership and commitment to ethics, integrity and democratic freedoms, especially the protection of the First Amendment.

What: The Estlow Center’s Anvil of Freedom Award Lecture, featuring Cindy Carcamo
When: Friday, September 27, 2019
Where: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290
             University of Denver
             2150 E. Evans Ave. 
             Denver, CO 80210
Time: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
          Doors open and the breakfast buffet opens at 8:00 a.m. The lecture will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., so we recommend you arrive early. 

Click here to see our full Migrahack Schedule.