Tuesday, August 15, 2006

SONIA NAZARIO - AUGUST 21, 2006

Projects Reporter, Los Angeles Times; Author, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother

Hear the incredible story of one of the immigration battle's youngest victims. Nazario recounts the odyssey of a Honduran boy who risked his life jumping on and off El Tren de la Muerte (The Train of Death) and braving the Rio Grande to reunite with his mother in the U.S. Enrique embarked on a dangerous trek, evading the Mexican police, immigration authorities and local gangs. Nazario spent three and a half months retracing Enrique's journey through Central America and Mexico, meeting migrants like Enrique and the people and organizations who help and protect them.

6:30 p.m., Check-in | 7:00 p.m., Program | 8:00 p.m., Book signing | Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose | $5 for Members of the Commonwealth Club, $10 for Non-Members, Free for Students (18 and under, with valid ID; to reserve student tickets call 415-597-6705).

Co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club Business and Leadership Member-Led Forum and Mexican Heritage Plaza.