During her residency at City of Asylum, award-winning blogger and journalist, Judith Torrea, will be hosting a Salon Reading, Talk, and Q&A.
Judith Torrea is an award-winning independent investigative blogger, journalist, and author, based in Ciudad Juárez, México. Torrea´s work spotlights some of the most dire human rights cases in Ciudad Juárez, and analyzes the impact that the war against drugs has on marginalized and poor communities. Her book “Juárez en la sombra” (Aguilar) was already released in Latin America and Spain.
Torrea has spent most of her two decade career covering the México/USA Border, with a special emphasis on women rights issues, such as femicides, human trafficking and disappeared girls. A pioneer blogger in conflicts zones, Torrea has been writing her own blog, “Ciudad Juarez, in the Shadow of Drug Trafficking” since 2009, when it was the most dangerous city in the world. This blog has won the 2010 Ortega y Gasset Prize, considered “the Pulitzer Prize for Latin America and Spain,” the 2011 Bob’s from the Deustche Welle, known as “the Oscar of the blogs,” among other awards. She was a Knight Fellow at Stanford.
The free Salon Reading: Judith Torrea will take place on Wednesday, March 18. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, and the Reading, Talk and Q&A starts at 7:30 pm. Dessert and informal discussion follow at 8:30 pm. Online registration is available for the Salon Reading. The Salon Reading will be held at 330 Sampsonia Way.