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Webinar Series for Educators with WTU: Underreported Stories from Latin America

Event Date:

September 30, 2021 | 5:30 PM EDT TO 6:30 PM EDT

Please join the Pulitzer Center and the Washington Teachers Union (WTU) in September 2021 for a series of webinars for educators featuring journalists who have extensive experience reporting on underreported issues facing communities throughout Latin America.

  • Thursday, September 16 from 5:30-6:30pm EDT: Journalist Perla Trevizo describes her reporting on the factors fueling migration from Guatemala, and the lasting impacts on communities in Guatemala
  • Thursday, September 23 from 5:30-6:30pm EDT: Photojournalist Ana María Arévalo Gosen describes her reporting on incarceration in El Salvador and its impact on women
  • Thursday, September 30 from 5:30-6:30pm EDT: Photojournalist Pablo Albarenga describes his reporting on the stories of Indigenous rainforest defenders in the Amazon

Click here to register for one or more of these sessions.

The journalists are fluent in English and Spanish, and plan to utilize both languages for the Q&A that follows their presentations. The reporting they will feature is also available in both English and Spanish. 

This session is open to all educators, but will primarily focus on resources for grades 6 and up.  Participants will receive a certificate for one professional learning unit at the conclusion of each session. The full series is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Perla Trevizo is a reporter for the ProPublica-Texas Tribune Investigative Initiative. Trevizo is a Mexican-American reporter born in Ciudad Juárez and raised across the border in El Paso, Texas, where she began her journalism career. Trevizo spent more than 10 years covering immigration and border issues in Tennessee and Arizona before joining the Houston Chronicle as an environmental reporter. She has written from nearly a dozen countries, from African refugee camps to remote Guatemalan villages, with the goal of broadening readers’ understanding of the global issues that impact the local communities where she has worked. Her work has earned her national and state awards including the Dori J. Maynard Award for Diversity in Journalism, French-American Foundation Immigration Journalism Award, and a national Edward R. Murrow for a story done in collaboration with Arizona Public Media. She was also honored as the 2019 Arizona Journalist of the Year by the Arizona Newspaper Association.

Ana María Arévalo Gosen is a Venezuelan visual storyteller based between Spain and Venezuela. She is driven by the ambition to shed light on the effects of the current economic crisis inside the Venezuelan society. Her work has an empathic, environmentally, and socially critical style and focuses on long-term stories undertaking in-depth investigations. Her project Días Eternos, about the conditions of women in Venezuelan prisons, is the recipient of the Women Photograph + Nikon Grant 2018. After studying political science, she graduated from the ETPA, a French photography school in Toulouse, in 2014.

Pablo Albarenga is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller with a focus on human rights. As a photographer, he has documented the land conflicts in Latin America, involving traditional peoples, who are confronting large extractive industries to defend and protect their ancestral lands. Albarenga is a National Geographic Explorer, has been a multiple beneficiary of the Pulitzer Center, and was selected in 2020 as the photographer of the year by the Sony World Photography Awards.