Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Sonia Nazario Speaks at NCSS

November 14th, 2015
9:00 AM

Location
National Conference for Social Studies Annual Conference
New Orleans Convention Center

The Latin American Resource Center is pleased to highlight the upcoming appearance of award winning author Sonia Nazario at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting in New Orleans (November 13-15, 2015) . LARC is sponsoring Nazario’s appearance at the conference, and it is a great opportunity for social studies educators from around the country to hear about her work and ways in which it can be integrated into the classroom.

Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country‘€™s most intractable problems — hunger, drug addiction, immigration — and have won some of the most prestigious journalism and book awards. She is best known for “Enrique’s Journey,” her story of a Honduran boy‘€™s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. Published as a series in the Los Angeles Times, “Enrique’s Journey” won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003. It was turned into a book by Random House. Her recent humanitarian efforts to get lawyers for unaccompanied migrant children led to her selection as the 2015 Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award recipient by the Advocates for Human Rights. She also was named a 2015 Champion of Children by First Focus and a 2015 Golden Door award winner by HIAS Pennsylvania. Ms. Nazario, who grew up in Kansas and in Argentina, has written extensively from Latin America and about Latinos in the United States. She has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and a ‘€œtrendsetter‘€ by Hispanic Magazine. In 2012 Columbia Journalism Review named Nazario among ‘€œ40 women who changed the media business in the past 40.‘€

You must be registered for NCSS to attend.

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