Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Asian American Cultural Center
295 Crown StNew Haven, CT 06510
In conjunction with 2019 Pan Asian American Heritage Month at Yale, join us on Friday, March 1st at 5pm for the kickoff event featuring Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and undocumented Filipino American. Performances from several Asian American student organizations will be featured to welcome guests. With anecdotes from both his own story and the struggles of countless other undocumented immigrants in America, Vargas poignantly explores one of the most divisive questions facing our country today: how do you define “American”? He is the founder and chief executive officer of Define American, the nation’s leading nonprofit media organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. He is the author of the memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, recently published by HarperCollins in fall 2018. This event is free and open to all. This is possible in part because of our co-sponsors Belonging at Yale, Poynter Fellowship of Journalism, Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity & Transnational Migration, and Asian Network at Yale.