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Film Screening: Documented by Jose Antonio Vargas
January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
7:00pm Tuesday, January 15
Sponsored by: The Commons at KU, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the KU Office of Research, Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Lawrence Public Library
On January 24, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will give the annual Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at the University of Kansas. His talk will be at 7:00pm at Liberty Hall. In anticipation of this event, The Commons is co-hosting events in conjunction with his upcoming visit.
In 2011, Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. Documentedchronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives.
Before the Documented, we will screen a short film made by KU students that features local immigration stories.