(Worcester, Mass.) – Journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas will be featured at Worcester State University’s Fifth Annual Courageous Conversations lecture, Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Student Center Blue Lounge. The talk is free and open to the public.
Jose Antonio Vargas was born in the Philippines and sent by his mother to live in the U.S. with his grandparents when he was 12. His essay in The New York Times Magazine (June 2011) disclosed his story, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” stunning the media and political circles and attracting worldwide coverage.
A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and activist, Vargas has written for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country which include The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. He has received esteemed recognition for work by the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and also appeared on programs such as CNN, ABC News, and PBS NewsHour.
Sponsored by Third World Alliance, Multicultural Affairs Office, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Amnesty International, and the International Programs Office. Past Courageous Conversations speakers include Cornel West, Angela Davis, Kweisi Mfume and Randall Robinson.