Journalism + Activism + Technology

Media for Social Justice

“The best journalism happens when we take a stand… 

...when we question those who are in power, when we confront the politicians who abuse their authority, when we denounce injustices.
— Jorge Ramos

With that profound statement in mind, the idea for the bilingual Media for Social Justice summit was born. We are bringing together journalists, activists, scholars, and students from Latin America and the United States to explore the complicated and evolving media-social movement relationship and to question to what extent journalists and activists can collaborate to take a stand and denounce injustice.  

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An engaging group of Activists, Journalists, and Academics

Journalism + Activism + Technology

These three themes drive the collection of speakers participating in the summit. Some have spent their careers studying and researching the interplay between activism and journalism. Others have spent their careers as activists or as journalists. Some have bridged the gap among the areas. What they all have in common is tremendous expertise to share with you.

Who are these speakers? Click below to find out more. 


Informed academics.

Engaged activists.

Innovative journalists.


Documentary screenings.

Yeah, we got those. Find out when and where here.


Welcome to Houston. The most diverse city in the United States…

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent, and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings, and a population full of optimism and spirit, it's no wonder that Houston is a popular international destination that has recently gained recognition as America’s next great global city.

Known as the energy capital of the world, the city is home to 26 Fortune 500 companies, the second most in the nation, and the world's largest medical center — making Houston a land of limitless opportunities.

Houston is an entertaining place to live, too. Forbes Magazine took notice of all the culture the city has to offer, recently naming Houston “America’s Coolest City,” a testament to what Houstonians have known for years. Whether you want to take in a show in the Theater District that boasts more than 12,000 seats, eat at one of the city’s 11,000 restaurants, cheer on a local sports team, or anything in between, Houston offers something for everyone.

…and to the University of Houston, one of the most diverse universities in the world.

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, and engagement. Located minutes from downtown, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance, and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.

Since 1978, the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication—the hosts for this summit—have produced next-generation storytellers who are educated, tech-savvy, and ethical. Our students exhibit deep critical thinking skills and command the cognitive, research, and professional skills required to excel in this ever-changing, challenging, and exciting new digital era. 

The Department of Hispanic Studies seeks to foster understanding and communication through the study of Spanish languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures in the age of globalization; to provide education and training for students seeking careers drawing on or enhanced by such study; and to develop established and new programs contributing to local, regional, national and international knowledge.