Workshops and speaking engagements
As a member of Cuadernos Doble Raya, Eileen Truax is part of a team who teaches writing and reporting workshops for student and mid-career journalists. Individually, she teaches four workshops: Long-form journalism; Immigration for journalists; Social Media for journalists; and Media Outreach for non-profit organizations. She also teaches a writing workshop for the Parents Task Force of Best Start Metro LA, a community partnership in Los Angeles that maintains healthy and safe neighborhoods for children and families. The stories produced by her students, mostly immigrant mothers, are published in the program's newsletter and distributed among their own communities.
Eileen is often invited to participate in book fairs, panels and speaking engagements to discuss journalism, immigration and education. She has been a speaker at the University of Southern California (USC), the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the Institute for the Americas, Bryn Mawr College, the Claremont McKenna College, and the Miami Dade College, among others. In Mexico she has been invited to the Universidad Iberoamericana, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM) and to the Colloquium of International Migration. In Spain, she has been a speaker at the Universidad de Navarra, in Pamplona; the Digital Journalism Congress in Huesca, and Faber Arts, Science and Humanities Residency in Catalonia.
Eileen was one of the speakers at the 89Plus Americas Marathon in Mexico City, an event that brought together emerging practitioners from different disciplines with world-renowned artists and thinkers. In the most recent edition of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Festival in Medellín, Colombia, she was part of a panel about immigration moderated by journalist Jon Lee Anderson.
In 2016 she was invited to speak in "Making Americans, Making America: Immigration, Citizenship and the Public University" a special forum hosted by Gen. Colin Powell, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.