Thursday, February 16th


Hybrid Event: Reporting in the Undocumented Community: Consent, Mental Health, and Trauma

From top left to right: Daffodil Altan, Farida Jhabvala Romero, Bianca Barrios, Monica Campbell and Andrés Cediel.

Whether journalists are reporting from a city, rural America, or the border, this conversation will explore mental health, consent, and cultural competency when covering stories that involve subjects who are undocumented. We will hear from mental health experts working directly with the undocumented community, and from award-winning journalists whose stories have involved the essential narratives of subjects who were undocumented.

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Monica Campbell, Freelance Journalist and Berkeley Journalism lecturer
Campbell is a multi-platform editor and reporter with more than 20 years of journalism experience. She recently wrapped a decade at PRX’s The World, where she was a senior reporter, focused on immigration and immigrant life in the United States. Campbell’s coverage on immigration has earned a national Murrow Award. 

Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED, Labor Correspondent
Romero was named one of the 10 Most Influential Latina Journalists in California in 2022 by the California Chicano News Media Association. She previously covered immigration for KQED. Before joining KQED, Farida worked as a producer at Radio Bilingüe, a national public radio network.

Bianca Barrios, Ph.D., Undocumented Students Program Staff Psychologist, UC Berkeley
As a licensed psychologist, Barrios’ areas of focus include students of color and undocumented/immigrant student college adjustment and persistence, Latinx mental health, LGBTQ affirmative therapy, and women’s concerns.

Andrés Cediel (’04) Documentary Filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism
Cediel produced “Rape in the Fields” and was a writer and producer of “Rape on the Night Shift” which brought to light rampant sexual assault of immigrant women in the agricultural and janitorial industries. He was a writer and producer of “Trafficked in America,” which exposed the government’s role in the labor trafficking of Guatemalan teenagers at an Ohio egg farm. (All with fellow alum Daffodil Altan.)


Daffodil Altan (’04), CCNMA Board member, Director, Producer & Correspondent, Berkeley Journalism lecturer
Most recently Altan directed, produced, and was the correspondent for the Peabody-nominated documentary COVID’s Hidden Toll (2020), which aired on FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series. The film was the latest installment in her award-winning body of work exposing the hidden realities facing low-wage immigrant workers in the U.S., many of whom are undocumented.



CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, The California Endowment


UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Logan Media Center

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RSVP Required (in-person capacity 76 people)



This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

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