Diversity Track: Lost in translation: Trump, rhetoric and policies shaping communities of color

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Talia Buford of ProPublica; Fernanda Echavarri of Mother Jones; Kimbriell Kelly of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 4:15pm
  • Location: Oceans 2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn the latest changes in immigration and environmental policy, the major drivers of deportation and degradation of environmental protections, how to reach people in detention centers and approach environmental justice communities with sensitivity. We’ll also show you how to find federal data and flag other major policy stories that should be on your radar for the rest of Trump’s Administration.

This panel was planned in collaboration with the National Association of Black Journalists Region III.

Speaker Bios

  • Talia Buford covers disparities in environmental impacts for ProPublica. She previously worked at The Center for Public Integrity, POLITICO Pro, and The Providence (R.I.) Journal. She holds a master’s degree in the study of law from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Hampton University. @TaliaBuford

  • Fernanda Echavarri is an immigration reporter who tells stories across platforms at Mother Jones. She's based out of LA and previously worked as a producer for NPR's Latino USA in NYC. She worked in Tucson as a reporter for Arizona Public Media. In 2016 she won an RFK Human Rights Award for her reporting on immigration detention centers. She's been a Peabody finalist and a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner.

  • Kimbriell Kelly is the Deputy Editor for Enterprise and Investigations at the Los Angeles Times, Washington, D.C. Bureau. Prior to joining the Times in June, Kelly was a reporter on the Investigative Unit at The Washington Post, where she was part of the team that won a Pulitzer in 2015 for the examination of officer-involved shootings. She was a Pulitzer finalist in 2019 for her work on "Murder with Impunity,” a series on unsolved homicides. @kimbriell

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