Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will speak at Kansas University tonight. Vargas has written for Rolling Stone and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is perhaps most widely known for his 2011 essay in the New York Times admitting that he was an undocumented immigrant.
In the essay he wrote about the daily fear of being found out, even having to keep family photos hidden away in his home. Vargas is also the founder of Define American, a group dedicated to engaging the public in discussion around immigration issues. Vargas will speak at 7 p.m. in room 120 of Budig Hall. The event is free to students with student ID and $5 to the general public.
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