Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to visit Southern CSU on Nov. 13

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will lead a social justice conversation on the effects of immigration and familial separation on families on Nov. 13 at the New Haven campus. 

In 2003, Nazario won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her Los Angeles Times series titled,  Enrique’s Journey, which details the story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S.

The series was later turned into a book by Random House and became a national bestseller. 

Nazario will be discussing Enrique’s journey and the country’s immigration dilemma, specifically the issue of unaccompanied minors from Central America at the U.S. border. 

The program will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Adanti Student Center Ballroom at Southern Connecticut State University. 

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Sonia Nazario

Nazario has written extensively about Latinos in the United States. She has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and a “trendsetter” by Hispanic Magazine. In 2012 Columbia Journalism Review named Nazario among “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40.” In 2018, she was given the Spirit of HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality) Award.

A graduate of Williams College, she has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and honorary doctorates from Mount St. Mary’s College and Whittier College. She began her career at the Wall Street Journal, and later joined the Los Angeles Times.


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