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Define American

Wednesday, May. 9, 2012

Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning multimedia journalist, speaks at immigration and the future of the country, May 17, 7 p.m., at the Malley Center on the Santa Clara University campus.  Vargas is the founder of Define American, a new campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.

He's been a journalist for over a decade, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country. Most recently, he was a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, where he launched the Technology and College sections. Prior to that, he covered tech and video game culture, HIV/AIDS, and the 2008 presidential campaign for the Washington Post, and was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. In 2007, the daily journal Politico named him one of the 50 Politicos To Watch.

Born in the Philippines, he emigrated to the United States at age 12. Stunning the media and political circles and attracting world-wide coverage, Vargas wrote the groundbreaking essay, "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant," for the New York Times Magazine in the summer of 2011.

Vargas is a very proud alumnus of Mountain View High School and San Francisco State University.

Register to attend this free event.

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