Pulitzer Winner Sonia Nazario at Xavier University to Discuss Immigration

September 8, 2011

On October 6 from 7-9 pm at Xavier University’s Duff Hall in the Cintas Center, Xavier’s Immigration Reform Action Club presents “Enrique’s Journey and the Phenomenon of Teenage Migration: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Sonia Nazario.” Nazario will share stories from her national bestselling book, “Enrique’s Journey,” her first-hand account of riding atop trains with teenagers as they migrated from Central America through Mexico toward the United States. The event is free and open to the public.


After her presentation, Kristine Suna-Koro, assistant professor of theology at Xavier, and Leo Pierson, Instructor of Sociology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, will provide a short commentary on immigration. The floor will be opened for a Q & A session with all three speakers.

Sonia Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, immigration. In 2003, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S., entitled “Enrique’s Journey,” won more than a dozen awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Expanded into a book, it became an award-winning national bestseller and is now required reading for students at schools across the U.S. A graduate of Williams College, Nazario has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, she received an honorary doctorate from Mount St. Mary's College.

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