November 3, 2015

Contact: Briana Ronan

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak on Immigration Nov. 9 at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will give a presentation and book signing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in Chumash Auditorium on the Cal Poly campus.

Nazario will tell the story of Enrique, a Honduran boy who attempted to find his mother 11 years after she left to find work in the U.S. Nazario, a journalist and activist, retraced Enrique’s 1,600-mile journey herself, riding on the tops of trains and hitchhiking through Northern Mexico. Her presentation will include photographs of her travels.

Nazario was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for a six-part newspaper series on Enrique. The series was turned into the book “Enrique’s Journey,” which became a national bestseller and is now required reading at hundreds of high schools and colleges across the country.

“Hispanic Business Magazine” named Nazario one of the country’s most influential Latinos, and “Hispanic Magazine” recognized her as a trendsetter.

The presentation will be free and open to the public. After the presentation, Nazario will be available to sign copies of her book.

The talk is sponsored by Cal Poly’s School of Education, Cross Cultural Centers, Modern Languages and Literatures Department, and Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association.

— “Enrique’s Journey”:
— For more information on Nazario’s presentation, go to

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