Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement
Wright State University's Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference has been rescheduled to be held on January 22-23, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. The theme remains E Pluribus Unum: Immigration and Migration in the U.S. We are fortunate to have many of the same impressive presenters including our keynote speakers, Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, Margaret Stock. We hope you can join us on our new dates for what promises to be a stimulating dialogue related to a pressing national concern with far reaching implications for all segments of our society!
Wright State University’s Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference brings together faculty, staff and students from across the state for a day of insightful workshops, structured discussions, media presentations and activities all designed to foster an understanding of, and commitment to, diversity issues.
Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference
E Pluribus Unum? Immigration and Migration in the U.S.
January 22-23, 2015
Wright State University Student Union
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Journalist
Sonia Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for The Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, and immigration.
She has won numerous national journalism and book awards. In 2003, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the US, Enrique’s Journey, won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Overall Excellence.
Expanded into a book, Enrique’s Journey became a national bestseller and won two book awards. It is now required reading for incoming freshmen at dozens of colleges and high schools across the US.
In 1998, Nazario was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series on children of drug-addicted parents and in 1994, she won a George Polk Award for Local Reporting for a series about hunger among schoolchildren in California.
Nazario, who grew up in Kansas and in Argentina, has written extensively from Latin America and about Latinos in the United States. She has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and a “trendsetter” by Hispanic Magazine. In 2012, Columbia Journalism Review named her one among “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40 years.”
She began her career at The Wall Street Journal, where she reported from four bureaus: New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles. In 1993, she joined The Los Angeles Times. She is currently at work on her second book.
She serves on the advisory boards of the University of North Texas Mayborn Literary Non-fiction Writer's Conference and of Catch the Next, a nonprofit working to double the number of Latinos enrolling in college. She is also on the board of Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit launched by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie to provide pro-bono attorneys to unaccompanied immigrant children.
She is a graduate of Williams College and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, Sonia Nazario received an honorary doctorate from Mount St. Mary's College.
Attorney specializing in Immigration and Citizenship Law
Margaret Stock focuses her practice on immigration and citizenship law. She is a nationally known expert on immigration and national security laws, and has testified regularly before Congressional committees on immigration, homeland security, and military matters.
As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Military Police, U.S. Army Reserve, Margaret has extensive experience with U.S. military issues. She has also worked as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and she has served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska.
Margaret served as a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration from 2008-2012. She regularly authors articles on military-related immigration issues, and is well-versed on “parole in place” for military family members and the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (“MAVNI”) Program.
Margaret authored the book Immigration Law & the Military, which was published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2012.
On September 24, 2013, Margaret was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (“genius grant” recipient) by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for her work on the connection between immigration and national security.
Dayton Visitor's Guide and Hotels
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The following hotels are in the immediate vicinity of Wright State University:
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- Hampton Inn »
- Hilton Garden Inn Dayton/Beavercreek »
- Holiday Inn Fairborn »
- Homewood Suites »
- Ramada Limited & Suites »
- Wingate by Wyndham » -- A limited number of rooms have been blocked for the conference; please mention Multicultural Conference to get the lower rate.
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