SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - Golden Gate University (GGU) will screen the award-winning film by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on Saturday, April 19, at 4 p.m. "Documented -- a film by (an illegal immigrant) undocumented American" chronicles Vargas' journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years. Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a 2011 essay published in the New York Times Magazine.
"Vargas is a rock star in the immigrant-rights community," says Professor Jay Gonzalez III, Chair of GGU's Public Administration Department in the Edward S. Ageno School of Business and former San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commissioner. "Shortly after his TIME magazine story on the issue of the undocumented, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it would no longer deport young undocumented residents who qualify for the DREAM act. After revealing that he had been an undocumented immigrant for more than a decade, Vargas has become immigrants' most recognizable face and advocate."
A Q&A with Jose Antonio Vargas follows the screening. Presented in partnership with Positively Filipino™, at GGU, Room 221, the screening is free. Seating is limited and reservations are required at pfpublisher@yahoo.
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