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Human and Immigrant Rights Activist, Author Jose Antonio Vargas to Speak at Sarah Lawrence College

 Yonkers, NY March 29, 2018 — Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder and CEO of Define American, and leading voice for human rights activism, will present a lecture at Sarah Lawrence College titled, “The Power of Storytelling: Fighting Anti-Immigrant Hate and Shifting the Conversation on Immigration, Identity, and Citizenship.”  It will be held in Performing Arts Center’s Reisinger Auditorium on Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Part of Sarah Lawrence College’s inaugural year event series exploring the theme Democracy and Education, Vargas’ lecture will discuss the current state of immigration politics, how we can use stories to fight anti-immigrant hate, and how to shift the conversation on immigration, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. This lecture comes in advance of Vargas’s forthcoming memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, which will be published by HarperCollins in fall 2018.

Jose Antonio Vargas’s Define American is the nation’s leading nonprofit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling.

For full event details and updates, visit www.sarahlawrence.edu/news-events/events/2017-2018/2018-04-04-democracy_and_educat-eid219724.html

About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence College is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, for its long history of impassioned, intellectual engagement, and for its vibrant, successful alumni. For more information, please visit www.sarahlawrence.edu.