Sonia Nazario to Deliver Humanities Nebraska Governor’s Lecture

Sonia Nazario, "Enrique's Journey and America's Immigration Dilemma"
September 27, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

Sonia Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most challenging problems, including hunger, drug addiction, and immigration. She spent 20 years reporting about social issues for newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Her best-selling book “Enrique’s Journey” relates the story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. Originally published as a series in the Los Angeles Times, “Enrique’s Journey” has won more than a dozen prestigious journalism and book awards, including the Pulitzer, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, and the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. It is required reading at hundreds of universities and high schools across the country.

Nazario is a graduate of Williams College and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She began her career as the youngest writer to be hired by the Wall Street Journal, and has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business magazine and as a “trendsetter” by Hispanic Magazine. Her humanitarian efforts have led to her selection as the Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award recipient from the Advocates for Human Rights in 2015.

Sponsored by the Office of Academic Success & Intercultural Services

Tickets are available at the Lied Center Box Office.