Jose Antonio Vargas
"Coming Out Undocumented"
May 14th 6pm
Law School Room 190
In Conjuction with #OccupyArt and the Stanford DREAM Act Teach-In
Sponsored by: Institute for Diversity in the Arts, CCSRE & the Stanford Teach-In Group
In June 2011, Jose Antonio Vargas came out as a undocumented immigrant in the New York Times and forever changed the debate about immigration in America.
After becoming an Pulitzer Prize winning journalist (including groundbreaking stories on the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and AIDS in Washington D.C.) and being named one of the 50 to Watch by Politico.com, he disrupted his life and came close to sinking his career. Instead he launched a website called Define American to change the debate on immigration and continues to be one of the leading voices in the struggle for the rights of the undocumented.
Born in the Philippines, he came to the US at age 12, attended Mountain View High and San Francisco State. In this rare opportunity to get personal with Jose, he returns home to discuss his amazing journey. Do not miss this important event.
Photo Credit: Gerry Salva Cruz
Art Credit: Julio Salgado
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