An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas

An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas

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How do you define what it means to be “American”?

Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, filmmaker, and outspoken immigration activist, visited Haverford last Friday, March 21, as this semester’s featured speaker. Vargas, who penned the critically acclaimed 2011 New York Times Magazine article “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” spoke about his work developing the non-profit immigration reform organization Define American. He also shared details of his latest film project, Documented. The event, which was hosted by Speakers’ Committee, was held in Marshall Auditorium.

Before his talk, Vargas also met with 20 Haverford students over dinner. The group discussed issues of race, identity, and culture that students have experienced both on campus and off.

To read more about the dinner conversation students with Vargas, check out The Haverford Clerk.

J_Antonio_Vargas_008Photos by Brad Larrison.

 

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