"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
REDDING–In partnership with Shasta College, California Humanities presents a free public forum “On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario” on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Shasta College Theater.
Nazario won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for Enrique’s Journey, a six-part Los Angeles Times series about the experiences of Latin American children immigrating to the United States, and is currently an opinion writer with the New York Times, focusing on immigration and asylum issues. Nazario will discuss her work reporting on immigration and the current state of journalism. This free public forum is presented in partnership with Shasta College. Nazario will appear in conversation with Oakland-based journalist Joaquin Alvarado, co-founder of StudioToBe, an independent media company and coworking community, and former CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:00 – 9:00 pm Shasta College Theater 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA 96003 Please RSVP here.
An American Sign Language interpreter will be present at the event.
“On Immigration and Journalism” is presented as part of California Humanities’ CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen, a year-long partnership with four California community colleges designed to engage young Californians in a consideration of the vital connections between journalism and democracy. The initiative brings Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to college campuses, provides hands-on media literacy training, and helps amplify young people’s voices and perspectives in the public dialogue.
CA2020: 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 generously provided by The McConnell Foundation.
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