MULTICULTURAL DAY Keynote Speaker: Sonia Nazario
April 9, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Performing Arts Center at Moorpark College
Please join us as we welcome celebrated journalist, writer, and activist Sonia Nazario for a presentation on her past and current work covering the experience of refugees and immigrants from around the glode.
Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country's most intractable problems -- hunger, drug addiction, immigration -- and have won some of the most prestigious jounalism and book awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes. She was also a finalist for a thrid Pulitzer, in Public Service.
She is best known for "Enrique's Journey", her story of a Honduran boy's struggle to find his mother in the U.S. Published as a series in the Los Angeles Times, "Enrique's Journey" won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003. It was turned into a book by Random House and became a national bestseller.
Her recent humanitarian efforts to get lawyers for unaccompanied migrant children led to her selection as the 2015 Doc and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award recipient by the Advocates for Human Rights. She also was named a 2015 Champion of Children by First Focus and a 2015 Golder Door award winner by HIAS Pennsylvania. In 2016, the American Immigration Council gave her the American Heritage Award. Also in 2016, the Houston Peace & Justice Center honored her with their Nationalist Peacemaker Award.
Sponsored by Project ALAS