Jose Antonio VargasPulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and media publisher Jose Antonio Vargas will speak as part of the A Call to Consciousness College Lecture Series on Thursday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student and Community Center, Building 6, Room 6202.

You can see his film Documented on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m. in the theater.

Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist, filmmaker and immigration rights activist. His work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America.

Jose Antonio Vargas owns #EmergingUS which is the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant. His work has been published by the New York Times Magazine and his film Documented world premiered at the AFI Docs film festival in Washington, D.C. in 2013.  Documented was released theatrically and broadcast on CNN and received a 2015 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary.

Jose Antonio Vargas has written for daily newspapers, national magazines and was a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, where he launched the Technology and College sections. Among other accolades he has received are: a Public Service Award from the National Council of La Raza, the country’s largest Latino advocacy organization; the Salem Award from the Salem Award Foundation, which draws upon the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692; the Freedom to Write Award from PEN Center USA; and an honorary Doctor of Letters from Colby College. He is a very proud graduate of San Francisco State University (‘04), where he was named Alumnus of the Year in 2012, and Mountain View High School (’00) and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

For additional information about Jose Antonio Vargas and his work visit his website or his tumblr.

Articly by Anjelica Gacutan