"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
SAN JOSE– California Humanities presents ON IMMIGRATION AND JOURNALISM: A CONVERSATION WITH SONIA NAZARIO at San Jose State University on Tuesday October 16 from 6:00-8:00pm. Nazario, who was awarded 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, will discuss her work reporting on immigration and the current state of journalism. She is also currently an opinion writer with the New York Times, focusing on immigration and asylum issues. This free public forum is presented in partnership with the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.
Joining Nazario in conversation is Joaquin Alvarado, founder of Studiotobe and former CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 pm Register here. San Jose State University Student Union Theater 211 S 9th Street San Jose, CA 95112
ON IMMIGRATION AND JOURNALISM: A CONVERSATION WITH SONIA NAZARIO is presented by California Humanities as part of CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen, a new year-long partnership with four California community colleges designed to engage young Californians in a consideration of the vital connections between journalism and democracy. It brings Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to college campuses, provides hands-on media literacy training, and strives to amplify young people’s voices and perspectives in public dialogue throughout California. CA 2020 encourages critical thinking, civic engagement, and active contributions of our young people to our democracy and the future of California.
About California Humanities
California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit www.calhum.org, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.