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Award-Winning Journalist to Speak at El Centro

This article appeared in an April 2016 issue of the student newsletter.

The El Centro College Lassiter Lecture Series and the El Centro Literacy Link present Alfredo Corchado, the author of “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.” Join us for an engaging and insightful morning with the author.
Alfredo Corchado is an award-winning journalist and the Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News; he is currently director of the Borderlands Program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas and attended El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso. On July 29, 2015, Corchado testified before the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on the dangers that reporters face in Mexico. It is these dangers that Corchado discusses in “Midnight in Mexico.” 

Wednesday, April 27

10 – 11 a.m.: Keynote address and audience questions (time permitting) in the El Centro College Performance Hall

1 – 2:30 p.m.: Informal Q&A, mix and mingle, book signing in the El Centro College H. Paxton Moore Art Gallery
For more information contact Literacy Link Chairpersons Joselyn Gonzalez at 214-860-2285 or, or Samantha Schulze at 214-860-2092 or \
The El Centro Literacy Link is an initiative surrounding a common book that encompasses reading and writing and is meant to be a co-curricular interdisciplinary project that engages the students, employees, and greater community in the collective experience of reading and discussing a common text. During each spring semester, a new text is selected for exploration during the next academic year with the goal of selecting a text that has application across an array of academic disciplines.