Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Enrique's Journey & New York Times Contributing Writer
An award-winning journalist, committed to tackling some of this country’s most intractable problems, author and activist, Sonia Nazario, is a leading advocate responsible for generating national attention to critical social issues including immigration, hunger and drug addiction.
With more than 20 years of reporting and writing about social issues for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, she is best known for Enrique's Journey, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. Honored with more than a dozen awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the national best-seller is now required reading at high schools and colleges across the country.
Her coverage of the detention of unaccompanied immigrant children at the Honduran border in 2014, published in The New York Times, garnered global attention and led to Nazario addressing the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, as well as appearances on leading media outlets, including The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and Al Punto with Jorge Ramos.
A dedicated community leader and social activist, recognized for her significant humanitarian efforts, Nazario serves on the boards of various prominent organizations, including Kids In Need of Defense, a non-profit launched by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie to provide pro-bono attorneys to unaccompanied immigrant children. In 2015, she was honored with the Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award from the Advocates for Human Rights.
Nazario is an authentic and engaging speaker, captivating audiences with empowering narratives about the importance of making a difference and encouraging discussion around important global issues, including immigration, racial discrimination and U.S. foreign policy.Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Enrique's Journey & New York Times Contributing Writer
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