American identity

g9510.20_Immigration.coverJose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity, will speak on March 1 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Vargas is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America, and the founder and editor of #EmergingUS, a digital magazine focusing on race, immigration and identity in America that will launch this year. In 2011, he wrote a groundbreaking essay for the New York Times Magazine chronicling his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he wrote a follow-up cover story for TIME magazine. He also produced and directed “Documented,” a documentary feature film on his undocumented experience. His writing has been published by the Philadelphia Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker. He was part of the Washington Post reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre. Sponsor: Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.

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