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“Enrique's Journey: The Story of Illegal Immigrants Migrating to the US" @ Worl
Date Thursday March 09
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room
San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKay Sato
Event @ the World Affairs Council, 3/9

What: “Enrique's Journey: The Story of Illegal Immigrants Migrating to the US"

Who: Sonia Nazario, a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times, who has spent more than two decades reporting on social and immigration issues; author of the book, Enrique's Journey and the six-part newspaper series which won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, and the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

Event: More than 48,000 children enter the U.S. from Central America and Mexico each year, illegally and without either of their parents. Many are seeking to be reunited a parent. In her new book, award-winning journalist Sonia Narario's documents the plight of Enrique, one of the thousands of Central American children who every year make harrowing journeys on the tops and sides of freight trains through Mexico to reunify with parents --usually mothers-- who left them behind to find higher-paying jobs in the U.S. Her book, a culmination of five years of research and first-hand investigation into children's immigration from Latin America, includes interviews in the U.S., Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala with immigrant-rights advocates, shelter works, academics, medical workers, government officials and police officers as well as priests and nuns who minister to immigrants. She also interviewed children at four INS detention centers in California and Texas and two shelters in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico.

When: Thursday, March 9; Check In: 5:30 PM,

Program: 6:00 PM

Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco

Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15

Info: (415) 293-4600, info@wacsf.org, http://www.itsyourworld.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 11:53 AM
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