Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author To Speak About Immigration

Posted: November 26, 2012

Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author of Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario, will be speaking about her book and current immigration issues at Rosemont College on Monday, November 26 at 7 PM. The lecture, which will be followed by a reception and book signing, is free and open to the public.

Nazario has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems such as hunger, drug addiction and immigration.

Enrique’s Journey is the story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the US and has become a national bestseller. The winner of two book awards, it is required reading for incoming freshman at dozens of colleges and high schools across the US. Enrique’s Journey has been selected as the common read for this year’s freshman class at Rosemont.

“As immigration remains a critical focus of the nation, we are excited to have Ms. Nazario on campus to stimulate discussion with students and members of our local community,” said Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “Rosemont is pleased to welcome her, and we look forward to an inspiring and lively event.”

The lecture is sponsored by the College and Rosemont’s Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility. For more information about the event, contact Roberta Perry, 610-527-0200, ext. 2228, or to register visit www.rosemont.edu/nazario.

Last Updated: December 4, 2012