Today is the day that Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, our common reading for 2012-2013, was to have spoken at NCC. But like so many other post-Sandy campus events, her visit has been canceled. Both the College Center Building, the site of Nazario's presentation, and the Phys Ed Complex, the other location able to accommodate large audiences, continue to shelter people displaced by the hurricane. For the time being at least, much of campus life is on hold.
But there's always next semester! Already there are plans to reschedule Nazario's visit, along with other events that were supposed to have happened in November and December. Dates and details are still being worked out, but the spring term promises to be interesting. Stay tuned for more info.
Meanwhile, if you want a preview of Nazario's talk, check out the Youtube videos on this blog. Though they're short, they'll let you see and hear the author of Enrique's Journey. Nazario talks about researching Enrique's story for the L.A. Times, as well as the issue of children risking everything to reunite with parents in America. Her comments are insightful--a glimpse of what's ahead.