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10/09/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

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Author Sonia Nazario at Oct. 31 Chancellor's Forum

SOLD OUT Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother " will discuss her book at a Wednesday, Oct. 31 Chancellor's Forum. "Enrique’s Journey" chronicles the real-life struggle of a Honduran boy trying to locate his mother in the United States.

This first-hand account describes the life-threatening trips made by children who come to the United States without parents. Nazario accompanied Enrique and other youth as they spent weeks traveling through Central America and Mexico to reach the United States. Her presentation will include slides of the journey. She will also discuss the issues facing immigrant youth separated from their families as well as the need for pro bono work in this area. This program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee and HIAS Pennsylvania.

This event is free and open to all Association members and their guests. RSVP is required. Lunch is available for purchase for $8 (Association members) and $9.50 (nonmembers) if reserved in advance. Click here to RSVP.

For more information, contact Wendy Castor Hess, chair, Immigration Law Committee, at 215-885-3600 or whess@goldblumhess.com; or Marisa Falcon, Development and Communications Coordinator, HIAS Pennsylvania, at (215) 832-0940 or mfalcon@hiaspa.org.

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