70 District Square SW Washington DC 20024
Friday, September 21, 2018 – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
An American by choice, Vargas came to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was twelve. He’s lived here for twenty-five years, but his status as undocumented has meant that he’s spent those years feeling unmoored and anxious. He knows no other home but this one, yet can’t feel fully at home in a place where he has to lie to get by. In this eloquent and passionate memoir, Vargas speaks out about the reality of living as an “illegal” immigrant in the U.S. today. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and founder and CEO of the nonprofit media advocacy organization Define American, Vargas makes the incontrovertible case that people should not be defined by their legal status, but by who they are. Vargas will be in conversation with fellow Pulitzer recipient Jonathan Capehart, member of The Washington Post’s editorial board, host of the “Cape Up” podcast, and MSNBC contributor.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
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Politics and Prose at The Wharf 70 District Square SW Washington DC 20024