Journalist Rodríguez to speak at OWU


Journalist Roberto Rodríguez will speak at Ohio Wesleyan University on March 28.

While photographing a riot in East Los Angeles, Rodríguez ended up first in the hospital and then in court – accused of using his camera to attack police. He was acquitted of the crime and later successfully sued the sheriff’s department over the incident that nearly cost him his life.

More than 35 years later, Rodríguez is an associate professor of Mexican-American studies at the University of Arizona, an award-winning journalist and the author of multiple books, including “Justice: A Question of Race,” which documents his 7½-year quest for justice following the 1979 event.

Rodríguez will present “The Violence of Not-Belonging: A Survivor of Police Violence Speaks on Institutionalized Violence against Indigenous, Black, and Brown Communities” at OWU. He will speak at 4 p.m. in Benes Room C of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Shari Stone-Mediatore, professor of philosophy, at [email protected].

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Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.

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