University Forum: Jose Antonio Vargas - Define America: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

University Forum: Jose Antonio Vargas - Define America: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: 
Bennett Auditorium
Price: 
FREE
Contact:
Andrew Haley honorforum@usm.edu

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and advocate, Jose Antonio Vargas.

In 2008, Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a team of journalist at The Washington Post that won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the massacre at Virginia Tech that left 32 dead.  Three years later, the award-winning journalist risked his career and the life he had created in the United States when he revealed that he had migrated from Philippines as a child without proper documentation.  Since then he has been a leading advocate for “undocumented” citizens—a term he has championed as a replacement for “illegal immigrants”—and a strong proponent of the DREAM Act.  Vargas wrote, produced, and directed the autobiographical 2013 film Documented and the 2015 MTV documentary White People.  Vargas’s memoir, Dear America, will be published in September 2018.

This event is free and open to the public!