Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture: Jose Antonio Vargas

 

Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
Jose Antonio Vargas, Journalist, Filmmaker, Immigrant Rights Advocate
7:00pm | Thursday, January 24, 2019
Liberty Hall
Supported by The Commons and the Raven Bookstore

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is a founder and chief executive officer of Define American, the nation’s leading nonprofit media organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. He is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, to be published by HarperCollins, fall 2018.

In 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay by Vargas in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine worldwide with fellow undocumented immigrants in a follow-up cover story. He then produced a directed Documented, a documentary feature film on his undocumented experience. Broadcasted on CNN and streamed on Netflix, the film received a 2015 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary. In 2015, MTV aired White People, an Emmy-nominated television special he produced and directed on what it means to be young and white in a demographically changing America.

Tickets will be available at no cost. Visit https://www.universe.com/events/1FJ305?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push&eventref=fb_oea for more information and to get tickets

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.

Event is in the Main Theater with balcony and floor seating. The top tier of the Main Theater floor is wheelchair accessible.

Please be advised that firearms or weapons of any kind are not permitted in Liberty Hall. All entrants to public events may be subject to wanding and/or pat-down and bag searches upon each entry to the facility. Please arrive early to ensure entry prior to event start time.

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
644 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044