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Laura Vazquez
Laura Vazquez, Media Studies professor in the Department of Communication at NIU, will receive the prestigious Distinguished Service and Leadership Award for her years of filmwork from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Vazquez will be honored Monday, Oct. 29, at the association’s national conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Since 2006, Vazquez,...
Five years ago, two women met on the campus of Northern Illinois University and agreed to join forces — one an accomplished documentary filmmaker, the other a prominent activist on the issue of homelessness. Their plan: to film and produce a documentary on the little-known issue of homeless women and children. Their path would later...
NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez this week will screen her award-winning documentary on homelessness, titled “on the edge,” before an audience that will include members of Congress. Vazquez spent four years working with Diane Nilan, a nationally known advocate for the homeless, to tell the stories of seven women and their children struggling to find...
Diane Nilan and Laura Vazquez
A documentary directed by NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez has taken top honors in the prestigious 2011 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. Vazquez spent four years working with Diane Nilan, a nationally known advocate for the homeless, to tell the stories of seven women and their children struggling to escape homelessness. The one-hour...
Movie poster for "The Other Side of Immigration"
NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies is hosting a film festival this week. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (815) 753-1531. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Latino Center, 515 Garden Road Documentary screening and discussion, “Which Way Home”  (in Spanish with English subtitles) “Which Way Home” is a...
Laura Vazquez
NIU Communication Professor Laura Vazquez will screen her powerful new documentary on homelessness at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Wirtz Hall 101. The event is free of charge, and the public is welcome. It will be the first DeKalb screening of “on the edge.” The one-hour documentary focuses on the lives of seven women...
Laura Vazquez
Far from the stereotypes many people envision, the most common faces of homelessness in the United States belong to women and children. And NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez, partnering with nationally known homeless advocate Diane Nilan, has spent the last four years working to tell their stories. The result is “on the edge,” a powerful...