Claudio Sanchez, education correspondent for National Public Radio, will be the guest speaker during the free presentation: “The Rights of Immigrant Children: A Reporter’s Notebook” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the High Country Conference Center, 20 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.
Sanchez, a former elementary and middle school teacher, joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas, based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border, according to a media release. Sanchez is a native of Nogales, Mexico, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University.
Sanchez, who graduated from NAU in 1976 with a degree in public relations, has won numerous awards for his work in radio news reporting and journalism. They include first prize for the Educational Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting, Class Fellow of 2007 by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and the Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Best Spot News.
The event is co-sponsored by the NAU Martin-Springer Institute; the School of Communications; Latin American Studies, KNAU; Program in Community, Culture and Environment; the Multicultural Student Center; the Ethnic Studies Program; MEChA, the College of Education and the Alumni Association.
Call 928-523-8656 or visit www.cal.nau.edu/msi for more information.