The Rutgers Immigrant Rights Fellows are excited to invite you to attend DEFINE AMERICAN: A Conversation on Race and Immigration with Jose Antonio Vargas. Jose is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and Imimgrant Rights Advocate, and he will be leading a discussion about race, immigration, and what "privilege" means in the U.S. today. Jose will also be showing clips from his two documentaries "White People" and "Documented."

Jose was born in the Philippines and came to the United States at the age of 12. He came out as an undocumented immigrant in his 2011 essay for the New York Times in an effort to promote dialogue regarding the U.S. immigration system. He was then featured on the cover of TIME magazine and founded the non-profit organization Define American, which seeks to draw attention to the criteria people use to define who is truly American.

Jose will be at Rutgers University-Newark at the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington Street, Newark NJ on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Room 090. We invite you all to come and join us as we hear his story and engage in an interesting discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Services & Policy Project, a Chancellor's Seed Grant Initiative.