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California Humanities CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative Showcases Pulitzer Prize-Winner Sonia Nazario

California Humanities CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative
Showcases Pulitzer Prize-Winner Sonia Nazario

On Immigration and Journalism Forums Will Be Held in Bakersfield and San Jose

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
John Lightfoot

415.391.1474 ext. 314, jlightfoot@calhum.org

September 4, 2018 (Oakland, CA) California Humanities presents On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario in Bakersfield on October 9, 2018 and in San Jose on October 16, 2018. These two free public forums are presented in partnership with Bakersfield College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

On Immigration and Journalism is presented as part of California Humanities’ CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, a year-long partnership with California community colleges designed to engage a broad cross-section of young Californians in a consideration of the vital connections between democracy and journalism. The initiative brings Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to California campuses, provides hands-on media literacy training, and helps amplify young people’s voices and perspectives in the public dialogue.

Nazario won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for her six-part Los Angeles Times series “Enrique’s Journey” about the experiences of Latin American children immigrating to the United States. She is also currently an opinion writer with the New York Times, focusing on immigration and asylum issues. Joining Nazario in conversation about her experiences reporting on immigration and the current state of journalism is Joaquin Alvarado, founder of Studiotobe and former CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting.

“As young people prepare to participate in civic life, we want to engage them and the wider community in discussions about how journalism and the media are part of a thriving democracy,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We welcome Sonia Nazario to lead this conversation with students and the communities of Bakersfield and San Jose.”

On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario will be offered twice. First at the Leven Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College on October 9 from 7:00-9:00 pm and again at the San Jose State University Student Union Theater at San Jose State University on October 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm. To register and learn more about these events please visit calhum.org.

CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen is funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative, in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Additional support for this initiative has been provided by The Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation, The McConnell Foundation, the Parker Foundation, Nordson Corporation Foundation, and Knight Foundation Fund.

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