Seminole State College Speaker Series

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Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Acclaimed Filmmaker, and Immigration Advocate

  • When: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 p.m. - virtual via Zoom webinar, join here 
  • Topic: An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas, author of
    Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen 
Cover of the book Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Born in the Philippines, at age 16, journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas found out he was in the United States illegally.  In 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant.  Author of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas will share his personal story during his presentation, with a Q&A session.  Vargas is the founder of Define America, a non-profit media and culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Passionate about the role of arts in society and promoting equity in education, he serves on the advisory board of TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students.

Born in the Philippines, at age 16, journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas found out he was in the United States illegally.  In 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant.  Author of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas will share his personal story during his presentation, with a Q&A session.  Vargas is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Passionate about the role of arts in society and promoting equity in education, he serves on the advisory board of TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students.

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