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A Time for Vigorous and Positive Action
January 17-January 31, 2014

Keynote Address by Journalist John Quiñones

with remarks by President Phil Hanlon '77 and Jalil Mustaffa Bishop '14, President of the Afro-American Society

 Monday, January 20, 2014
* 7 pm, The Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts

john quinones"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in "Stride Toward Freedom the Montgomery Story" Chapter XI Where Do We Go From Here

Possessing a B.A. in Speech Communications from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and a M.A. degree from the Columbia School of Journalism, John Quiñones has been reporting extensively for ABC News' programs and platforms. He joined ABC News in June 1982 as a general assignment correspondent based in Miami, providing reports for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and other ABC News broadcasts.

One of Quiñones' reports includes going undercover with a hidden camera to reveal how clinics performed unnecessary surgical procedures as part of a major nationwide insurance scam. In another report, Quiñones has traveled to Israel for a CINE Awardwinning report on suicide bombers.

For the program 20/20, Quiñones covered political and economic turmoil in Argentina and civil war in El Salvador. Quiñones has won seven national Emmy Awards for his work with the programs Primetime Live, Burning Questions, and 20/20. Quiñones' other awards include: the Ark Trust Wildlife Award, World Hunger Media Award, a Gabriel Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, First Prize in International Reporting, George Foster Peabody Award, and an ALMA Award.

* Free tickets available for pickup in person only at the Hopkins Center Box office beginning Tues., Jan.14 at noon for those with Dartmouth student, faculty, or staff I.D.; beginning Jan. 16 at 10 am for the general public. Four-ticket limit per person. Ticket holders must be in their seats by 6:45 pm, after which empty seats become available to those without tickets. 

Last Updated: 1/5/14