Lourdes

Lourdes viewing art inspired by Enrique's Journey at Sam Houston State University, November 2015. [Credit: Sonia Nazario]

Lourdes viewing art inspired by Enrique’s Journey at Sam Houston State University, November 2015. [Credit: Sonia Nazario]

Lourdes and Sonia at Sam Houston State Univerisity, 2015. [Credit: Jesse Starkey]

Lourdes and Sonia at Sam Houston State Univerisity, 2015. [Credit: Jesse Starkey]

Lourdes and Sonia spoke at Sam Houston State University, 2015.

Lourdes and Sonia spoke at Sam Houston State University, 2015.

Lourdes on the beach in Florida, 2014.

Lourdes on the beach in Florida, 2014.

Lourdes and Sonia signed books after speaking at Eckerd College, Florida, Sept. 2014.

Lourdes and Sonia signed books after speaking at Eckerd College, Florida, Sept. 2014.

Lourdes and Sonia signed books after speaking at Eckerd College, Florida, Sept. 2014.

Lourdes and Sonia signed books after speaking at Eckerd College, Florida, Sept. 2014.

Lourdes in 2013 stands outside the college classroom in Jacksonville, Florida, where she studies four nights a week in her quest to earn a GED. [Credit: Sonia Nazario]

Lourdes in 2013 stands outside the college classroom in Jacksonville, Florida, where she studies four nights a week in her quest to earn a GED. [Credit: Sonia Nazario]

Lourdes and Jasmín in Miami in 2013. [Credit: Sonia Nazario]

Lourdes and Jasmín in Miami in 2013. [Credit: Sonia Nazario]

 


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Click here to read Sonia’s two-part blog for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) about how storytelling can change entrenched views, even on the most polarizing issues.


Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching and bearing witness to the atrocities, as well as those people and programs making progress in counteracting violence, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but the U.S.’s best interests.

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The only way to really slow the flow of migrants coming to the U.S. unlawfully from Central America is to help fix what’s pushing them out of the most violent countries on earth. Finally, the U.S. is doing something right in Central America–helping to fund efforts to reduce violence. Pastor Daniel Pacheco is leading the effort to cut violence in one of the worst neighborhoods in Honduras. He puts himself in the line of fire to help bring peace to his neighborhood. He needs our help. If you were moved by the story of Pastor Daniel Pacheco that was featured in my NY Times piece on August 14, 2016, please donate whatever you can – CLICK HERE

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Email her at: sonia.l.nazario@gmail.com