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2300 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712-1469

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"Crossing Borders and Building Bridges" is a celebration of Maria Martin's ground-breaking 40-year career in public radio.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2015 Hall of Fame honoree, Martin is founder of LatinoUSA and a pioneer in bilingual public radio in the United States. NPR's first Latino Affairs editor, Martin is a longtime board member of Youth Radio and the GraciasVida Center for Media (Guatemala), and an award-winning documentarian.

Two panels include remarks by John Burnett and Mandalit del Barco (NPR), Ellin O'Leary and Denise Tejada (Youth Radio), Cristina Ballí (Texas Folklife), Russell Contreras (AP/Unity), and Mercedes de Uriarte (UT Austin).

Event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Susanna Sharpe at

Sponsored by LLILAS Benson, KUT FM, Texas Folk Life, GraciasVida, CMAS, MALS, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

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