Our View: NIU professor to be lauded for documentary
Thumbs up: To Laura Vazquez, a Northern Illinois University professor and documentary filmmaker, for her work highlighting the plight of homeless women and children around the country. Vazquez recently received an award from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth for her body of work, which includes three documentaries she’s produced. Telling stories about homeless people can help promote understanding, and problems we understand are much more solvable than those we do not understand. Vazquez says her next project will be about sexual assault on college campuses, another social ill about which she can raise awareness and understanding.