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NPR's Rolando Arrieta Speaks at Howard University about Cuban Migration

Event Date:

February 26, 2018 | 5:00 PM EST TO 7:00 PM EST


Howard University
C.B. Powell Building, 525 Bryant Street NW
Room 229

Washington, DC 20059

Cuban migrants stranded in Panama talk to journalists at the camp where they are housed in Gualaca in the western province of Chiriquí. Image by José A. Iglesias. Panama, 2017.

The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration...

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Independent taxi in Havana with the flags of the United States and Cuba. Image courtesy of 14ymedio. Cuba.
Independent taxi in Havana with the flags of the United States and Cuba. Image courtesy of 14ymedio. Cuba.

On Monday, February 26, 2018, join Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Rolando Arrieta at Howard University to hear about his work covering the impact of U.S. policy on Cuban migration as part of his project, A New Era in Cuban Migration

Following the Obama administration's decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, making Cuban immigrants that enter the country illegally subjugated to deportation, Arrieta and others followed the reaction to the decision that impacted thousands. The project is coordinating with multiple Spanish outlets including 14ymedio, the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald, and Radio Ambulante, along with NPR to produce a multimedia series.

Arrieta is a three-time George Foster Peabody award-winning journalist, storyteller, and educator, currently working at NPR. Campus Consortium coordinator Kayla Sharpe accompanies Arrieta on the visit to speak about the international reporting fellowship opportunity available to Howard students as part of the partnership with the Pulitzer Center.


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