Virtual Talk: ART+ Migration: Jose Antonio Vargas
Immigration is one of the most talked about but least understood issues in the United States today. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, speaks about his life as an undocumented immigrant, asking us to consider why people move and how complex the idea of “home” is for those who don’t have one.Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. In 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. Since then, he has produced and directed Documented, an award-winning documentary feature film on his experience, and written a memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen (HarperCollins, 2018).
The ART + series engages guest speakers who provide fresh ideas, insight, and inspiration on a wide variety of topics, ultimately illuminating how art has the power to engage, connect, and transform those who encounter it. This program is generously supported by The Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Fund.
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