Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer, Jose Antonio Vargas about his experience growing up undocumented in the United States and how it led to his work telling the illuminating stories of immigrants. We’ll discuss the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States and his upcoming book, White Is Not a Country, the follow up to his first work, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Together, we’ll consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.
During the webinar, we will:
- Learn from Jose Antonio Vargas about his work.
- Engage in a moderated Q&A with Jose Antonio Vargas.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 11:30 AM–12:30 PM EDT/10:30–11:30 AM CDT/9:30–10:30 AM MDT/8:30–9:30 AM PDT. This webinar is a live-only event and will not be available for on-demand viewing.
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About the Presenter:
Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and theatrical producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. His best-selling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, was published by HarperCollins in 2018. Most recently, he co-produced Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed play What the Constitution Means to Me, which opened on Broadway in spring 2019.