CVCC Announces Spring Semester Faculty Presentations Leading to Author’s Campus Visit

Book cover Enrique's JourneyCatawba Valley Community College’s Humanities Department will host a series of faculty presentations in preparation for a campus visit by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of “Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite With His Mother.”

The author’s presentation and faculty presentations are funded by a grant received through the CVCC Foundation, Inc., from the 3M Corporation, and is also supported by the CVCC Office of Multicultural Affairs.

All the faculty presentations will be held at noon on Wednesdays, in the East Wing Auditorium on the Main Campus in Hickory Jan. 28, Feb. 18, and March 25.

English faculty member Susannah Blanchard will present “Prudencia’s Journey: A Parallel Perspective,” Jan. 28, giving consideration to another immigrant’sjourney as a means to examine the history of US legislation and actions in Central America which led to destabilized governments.  The presentation will provide insight into how this created the widespread, violent circumstances from which people flee to find a better life in the US.

On Feb. 28, a panel discussion featuring students, faculty, staff and community leaders will be held. The speakers will share their personal experience with immigration.

On March 25, CVCC drama faculty member Kim Stinson will direct her Play Production class in an informal presentation depicting the many paths taken by immigrants when moving to a new country.

Nazario’s presentation on the CVCC campus is April 1 at 11 a.m. in the Tarlton Complex and 6 p.m. in the East Wing Auditorium.

All events held in conjunction with “Enrique’s Journey” are free and open to the community.

For more information, contact Donna Ross, 828-327-7000 x 4111, or

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