California Humanities presents two free public forums, On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario. The forums are on October 9, 2018, in partnership with Bakersfield College’s Distinguished Speaker series, and on October 16, 2018 at San Jose State, in partnership with the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. 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, and is currently an opinion writer with the New York Times focusing on immigration and asylum issues.
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.
On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario Forums
Bakersfield College forum is on Tuesday, October 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
Due to demand, event location changed to Forum 101
San Jose State University forum is on Tuesday, October 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
San Jose State University Student Union Theater, 211 S 9th Street, San Jose State University
Both events are free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required to attend.
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.