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Recent Blog Entries

Thanks, South Central, for celebrating diversity, for uniting us instead of dividing us.
Up now on The Daily Beast, a travel story about my trip north of the Arctic Circle this January, to see things before they change.  
Mar 23 Arizona Immigration-Law Backer Woos Mexico
Many American Hispanics and Mexicans in Mexico see Arizona as a racist state, thanks to SB 1070.
Mar 18 Pew: Crossing border illegally more than once drives uptick in federal immigration crime
In 1992, 12 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants, the Pew Center reports today. Ten years later, 48 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants. The reason for the uptick:  more unauthorized immigrants who were caught crossing the border more than once have been sentenced to hard time – two years on […]
Dec 06 Luis Gutierrez, Immigration Reform and the Demographic Tsunami
Rep. Luis Gutierrez on 2014 immigration reform: “It will not be perfect, and it may not even be pretty.”
Nov 22 Shattered Dreams: Jan Brewer’s Arizona fails to investigate 6000 cases of child abuse
I’m not saying Juana could have prevented the massive CPS negligence, but with her education, heart and work ethic, she would have improved the culture at CPS, and would have helped the fragile, abused children who crossed her path.
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April 9, 2014: South Central College, Mankato, Minnesota

April 6, 2014: Symposium on Journalism and Ethics, Prescott, Arizona


December 11, 2013: 5:45 p.m., Phoenix Phabulous Storytelling Showcase, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.

December 2, 2013: 7 p.m., Introduction Tom French and Kelly Benham Must See Monday, Cronkite School, ASU

August 6, 2013:  Interview for Ted Hesson blog on ABC News

April 26, 2013: KTAR Phoenix radio interview.

March 9-10, 2013: Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (Globe Pequot Press booth).

February 9, 2013: Changing Hands Indie Author Publishing Conference and Pitchapalooza, Burton Barr Central Library
1221 North Central Avenue,Phoenix, Arizona 85004


November 19, 2012:  Introduction of New York Times Reporter Fernanda Santos, Must See Monday, Cronkite School, Phoenix.

October 26, 2012: Writing workshop, Cronkite Day, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU.

October 2, 2012 :-Workshop: Writing and Selling Your Freelance Stories, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida.

September 28-30: Workshop: Writing Well, International Regional Magazine Association, Scottsdale, Arizona

September 21:  3 p.m. Workshop: Freelancing, National Association of Press Women, Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale Arizona

June 19: Workshop for Village Voice Media Fellows: Finding Your Voice, Arizona State University Cronkite School


November 3, 2011 1 p.m. Conversation with Foreign Journalists about Immigration, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Phoenix

October 7, 2011 6-8:30 p.m. Society of Professional Journalists, Monti’s La Casa Vieja, Tempe, Arizona

October 5, 2011: 10:30 a.m. Tubac Historical Society, Tubac Presidio State Park, Tubac, Arizona

September 14:  National Association of Hispanic Journalists ASU, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Tempe, Arizona

August 2: Greer Public Library Fundraiser, Greer Arizona

June 20: Be a Reporter First: Talk with Village Voice Media Fellows, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

May 7: Immigration Panel, Rio Salado Community College

May 6: Reading. Antigone Books, 411 Fourth Avenue, Tucson, Ariz., 85705 7 p.m.

May 3: Immigration Panel. District 8 Democrats. Scottsdale Community College Noon to 2 p.m

April 30: Immigration Panel. ASU Cronkite School Downtown Campus. Noon to 2 p.m.

April 28:  Los Abogados (Hispanic Bar of Arizona), University Club, Phoenix, Ariz. Noon.

April 21: Chicano Latino Law Students Association, ASU College of Law, Tempe, Arizona 12 p.m. Room 114

April 12:  Reading. Private Book Club, Paradise Valley, Arizona

April 8: Mujeres Unicas Radio 1190 8-10 a.m.

March 21: Reading, Private Book Club. Phoenix

March 17, 8 a.m., Democrats of the Red Rocks, Sedona

February 26, 11 a.m., ASURA, Arizona State University Tempe Campus

January 9, 9:30 a.m., United Church of Santa Fe, Santa Fe New Mexico.


November 6, 2010 1-2:30 p.m. Downtown Phoenix Public Library Burton Barr Branch

October 21, 2010 –7:45 – 9 p.m. ASU College of Law — Borderlands Writers and book signing

September 27, 2010 – Cronkite School Phoenix 7 p.m. — Must-See Monday with Rick Rodriguez and book signing

September 11, 2010 – Coffee Party — 11:30 a.m. Tempe Historical Museum — Immigration Panel with retired DEA official Phil Jordan, Bill Hart of Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Fulbright Scholar Doris Provine, moderated by Clarissa Hessick, ASU College of Law.

September 9, 2010 —  Horizonte — 7:00 p.m. — KAET Channel 8 PBS Phoenix — Immigration Author

August 18, 2010 – Pax Cristi – Franciscan Renewal Center

August 18, 2010 – Nucleus Club, Phoenix

August 6, 2010 – Reading at Goucher College, Towson Md.

August 4, 2010 – Arizona Edition, KAWC (NPR Yuma)

August 2, 2010 – KIQI San Francisco

July 29, 2010 -  Reading at Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix

July 29, 2010  – Channel 3 Good Morning Arizona

July 28, 2010 -  Channel 10 Fox News Phoenix

July 26, 2010 – KIQI San Francisco

July 11, 2010  – Sunday Square-Off Channel 12, Phoenix NBC

July 9, 2010 – KJZZ Here and Now (NPR Affiliate, Phoenix)

June 25, 2010 – Arizona Latino Media Association, Phoenix –