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CSUSM Welcomes Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Don Barletti, Feb. 24

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

On Tuesday, February 24, the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times Photojournalist Don Bartletti for a lecture titled, “Product of Mexico.” The event, presented by the College’s Engaging Diverse Dialogues initiative and co-sponsored by various campus entities, will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the University Student Union ballroom. It is free and open to the public.

Barletti was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2003 for his memorable portrayal of how undocumented Central American youths, often facing deadly danger, travel north to the United States.

Barletti’s lecture at CSUSM will focus on the recent and ongoing Los Angeles TimesProduct of Mexico” series which has raised awareness about the closed world of Mexico’s farm labor camps contributing much of the produce that fills American supermarket bins and salad bars. Audience members will be able to address questions to Barletti during a question and answer segment.

This event is the first in a series of CSUSM spring events focusing on food justice. The next event is the Arts and Lectures event, Spicy Storytelling with Erin O’Brien on March 3, followed by the film screening of “Food Chains” on March 11.

What: “Product of Mexico” lecture by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Don Barletti

When: Tuesday, February 24 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, University Student Union, ballroom

Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

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