We saw the power of what we did in classrooms and wanted to bring the same kind of conversation to adults, spokeswoman Fran Sterling explains. Its a great way to bring up issues we all think about but maybe dont talk about because its too difficult. To that end, the group has presented authors, artists, filmmakers and the like, who lead nonpartisan discussions on issues similar to those presented to youth.
Los Angeles Times journalist Sonia Nazario will appear tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at West High School, 951 Elati Street, to discuss modern immigration issues through her book, Enrique's Journey, which is based on her Pulitzer Prize-winning series about the hardships faced by a Honduran boy trying to reach his mother in the United States. Students from Mullen High School -- whove read the book as part of their curriculum and will meet with Nazario at school -- will get the question-and-answer session going after her talk.
Admission is free, but reservations are requested; go to www2.facinghistory.org/Campus/Events.nsf to register.
Thu., Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m., 2008