Press Release

Latina Leadership: Maria Hinojosa Comes to Denver for "Bold Women. Change History."

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DENVER, Colo. (OCTOBER 15, 2019)—The History Colorado Center welcomes award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa to Denver on Wednesday, November 6 for its inspiring speaker series Bold Women. Change History. The first Latina in many newsrooms, Hinojosa presents her personal history during the public engagement initiative known as Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, the nation’s most comprehensive statewide commemoration of the largest voting-rights expansion in US history.

The History Colorado Center offers complimentary onsite childcare for children ages 6 to 12 for Bold Women. Change History. events by request. Please complete the childcare request form—available at h-co.org/BoldWomen—48 hours in advance of the event date. Guardians are required to stay on the premises and must complete a check-in form and present ID at pickup.

Bold Women. Change History. Speaker Series: Maria Hinojosa
Wednesday, November 6, 7 p.m.
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway, Denver CO 80203
303-HISTORY | h-co.org/BoldWomen

Tickets: $25 / Members $15 / Students $5

About Maria Hinojosa
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Emmy-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa has reported for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, and NPR while also anchoring the talk show “Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.” She is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA and anchor of In the Thick, an award winning politics podcast. The author of three books and the first Latina in many newsrooms, Hinojosa was also among the first to report on youth violence in urban communities on a national scale. During her eight years as CNN’s urban affairs correspondent, she took viewers into communities rarely shown on television. At Futuro Media, she continues to draw attention to experiences and points of view often overlooked or underreported—all while mentoring the next generation of diverse journalists to delve into stories that impact their communities. In 2019, she was named the inaugural Distinguished Journalist in Residence at her alma mater, Barnard College.

About Bold Women. Change History.
The primary public forum of the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado—a grassroots initiative led by History Colorado, the governor’s Women’s Vote Centennial Commission, and you—Bold Women. Change History. features scholars, authors, and history-makers who illuminate what happens when voters knock down barriers and prohibit discrimination. All events take place at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway). “Colorado Elected Women Firsts,” a panel discussion moderated by Denver journalist Anne Trujillo on Wednesday, September 18, was the first event in the series. Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta (December 12), Human rights advocate Carol Anderson—author of the critically acclaimed White Rage (Bloomsbury, 2016)—and astronaut Susan Helms (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.) join Hinojosa among upcoming presenters in the series. Bios, event details, and tickets for all events are available via h-co.org/BoldWomen.

Call to Action
History Colorado, the state agency leading the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, invites interested organizations and individuals across the state to collaborate together to create space and events for civic engagement, commemoration, impact and support. Statewide partnerships between local museums, libraries, clubs, schools, arts organizations and individuals in communities will provide settings for voting-related events and dialog. For more information about ways to get involved and participate, visit COWomensCentennial.org, call 303-620-4933, or email HC_COWomensHistory@state.co.us.  

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As an effort that empowers Coloradans to see themselves making an impact in their communities, Bold Women. Change History. mirrors several ongoing initiatives at History Colorado. They include What’s Your Story?, a new core exhibit opening October 19 that introduces visitors to 101 passionate Coloradans, and guides guests to their own powers for positive change; the Year of La Chicana, a community partnership that connects the core issues of the Chicano movement with present day issues of social justice, identity, and inclusion—which welcomed more than 800 guests to its opening event at the History Colorado Center on September 21; and the Museum of Memory project, a public-history initiative to help communities reframe challenges and struggles into histories of resilience and pride, which garnered more than 480 participants last year.

About History Colorado
History Colorado has become a force for finding new and inclusive ways to serve Coloradans. In 2018 History Colorado provided programs to more than 18,000 students in their own schools, and assisted more than 40 schools with bus funds, to expand efforts that now serve more than 85,000 students annually. Its all-day Hands-On History program at El Pueblo History Museum responds to the four-day school week that is now administered by 61% of Colorado school districts. 

History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado through the History Colorado Center and statewide Community Museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections and outreach to Colorado communities. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.