March 8, 2006
Sonia Nazario on ALOUD on The Off-Ramp
Through a special collaboration with 89.3 KPCC, ALOUD on the Off-Ramp extends the insightful discussions of ALOUD at Central Library to allow both audience members and listeners the unique opportunity to engage each other in an informal exchange of ideas beyond the live lecture and performance series held regularly at the Downtown Central Library.
ALOUD on the Off-Ramp will present thought-provoking questions posed by participating guests from the award-winning series. 89.3 KPCC and ALOUD at Central Library invite you to join in and respond by voicing your own opinions and viewpoints.
Presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, in association with the Los Angeles Public Library, ALOUD at Central Library presents over 75 live events a year and provides a public forum for discussion and ideas from some of today’s brightest writers, thinkers, and innovators.
On Wednesday, March 8, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario was joined by writer Marc Cooper on the ALOUD stage to discuss Nazario’s new book, Enrique’s Journey, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles written for the Los Angeles Times. During the evening’s program, Nazario and Cooper examined the human toll of illegal immigration, a subject closely illuminated by Nazario’s narration of 17-year-old Enrique’s harrowing journey from Honduras to America in search of his mother.
After the program, Sonia Nazario posed the following question for ALOUD on the Off Ramp:
Millions of immigrant women have left their children behind in Central America and Mexico to work illegally in the United States and send money home to feed those children. What can or should be done to help address the situation?
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Posted by ALOUD at 7:40 PM
This isn't really a solution, but it would help a lot of things if anyone who came to this country work could do so legally. It's always been my opinion that there shouldn't be such a thing as illegal workers.
Posted by: Doug on March 8, 2006 8:06 PM
Many U.S. companies have made great profits across the border
with their,"Maquiladora industry".They employed many single
mothers-non-skilled laborers.They're more reliable than men.
It is time for these companies to ante-up with fringe benefits
for these laborers and use some of these profits as employee's
incentives such as:housing,medical,and food cooperatives.
Now, for many years, they have exploited the cheap labor and the
mexican wage control policies. The future of labor and their
companies depend on better relation with their employees.
It is the smart thing to do...Take some of $ back to these
hard-working women!Please, withhold my name. Thank you.
Posted by: Hirata,Antonio M. on March 14, 2006 8:13 PM