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2009/2010 Lectures

Sonia Nazario (2010 Season)

Thu, Feb 11, 2010 @ 7:30 PM, Campbell Hall

UCSB Reads Author Event

Enrique’s Journey: The Store of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother

“A remarkable reporter, Nazario has immersed herself completely in this world, giving it depth and texture…Nazario has illuminated the modern immigrant experience; with Enrique, she has given a voice and a face to these migrant children.” The New York Times

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series and 2010 UCSB Reads selection Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario will talk about a young Honduran boy’s brave odyssey to find his mother in the United States – and her own journey as she followed his trail atop “the train of death” – in an enlightening discussion on illegal immigration and how it is transforming America. A projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Nazario has spent more than two decades with a reporter’s eye to the truth, garnering dozens of awards and tackling hot-button issues such as hunger, drug addiction and immigration.

Presented as part of “UCSB Reads.” Sponsored by the UCSB Library, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB Arts & Lectures, the College of Creative Studies, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences, the Division of Social Sciences, the Education Abroad Program, the Graduate Division, the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Academic Policy, the Division of Student Affairs, the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System. Joining us this year are Associated Students, the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, Housing and Residential Services, KCSB Radio, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, the Multicultural Center, the Writing Program, the UCSB Bookstore, Antioch University, Westmont College, and local high schools.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.




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