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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Sonia Nazario to Participate in California Humanities CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative Bakersfield College Will Host “On Immigration and Journalism” Forum

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
John Lightfoot

415.391.1474 ext. 314, jlightfoot@calhum.org

September 14, 2018 (Oakland, CA) California Humanities presents a free public forum, On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario, on October 9, 2018 in partnership with Bakersfield College’s Distinguished Speaker series. 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.

“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 community of Bakersfield.”

On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00-9:00 pm

Levan Center for the Humanities, Bakersfield College

This event is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required to attend. 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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