The Pierce College One Book-One Campus selection for academic year 2017-18 is Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother, by Sonia Nazario, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times series. It is the story of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States, riding on the top of trains from Guatemala through Mexico to the United States border.The selection was made by the Pierce College library, working with the college Diversity Committee and Associated Students Organization. The One-Book One-Campus program is sponsored by the Pierce Diversity Committee, Pierce College library, English Department, Theater Arts Department, and Equity committee. Members of the Pierce community, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators, are encouraged to read a common book throughout the academic term and participate in campus-wide, thematically integrated activities.
With this year’s OBOC focus on immigration, The Things We Carried will be a co-creation that collectively documents our journeys to the US as well as highlight a tangible aspect of immigration as it relates to our campus community and beyond. The exhibit features
• March 2018 – Immigration Film Festival – Documentaries created by Pierce Students
• March 2018 through May 2018: “Pierce College Immigration Project” – Art & Media Installation
• Guest speaker: Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey – April 2018