Public Affairs Convocation

Sonia Nazario

Fall 2016 convocation lecture

Sonia Nazario

November 1, 2016
7 p.m.
Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the public. No ticket is required

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist

A reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Nazario was raised in Kansas and  Argentina. She has spent 20 years reporting and writing about large social issues in the U.S. – hunger, drug addiction and immigration – earning numerous national awards. As a speaker with a reporter’s eye to the truth, Nazario humanizes the issue of immigration, posing new perspectives that fall on both sides, while offering solutions destined to change the national dialogue.

Nazario will discuss her book — and this year’s Common Reader — “Enrique’s Journey.” Copies of the book will be on sale at the event with a book signing to follow.

Read more about Sonia Nazario

Common Reader

"Enrique’s Journey" recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States.

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