CSRPC Annual Public Lecture: Jose Antonio Vargas

CSRPC's Annual Public Lecture features distinguished public intellectuals whose work promotes engaged thought and scholarship around topics of race and ethnicity within the public sphere.

This year, we are excited to present Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist, as our chosen speaker. Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States as an undocumented citizen, Vargas has been vocal about the politics of immigration and the toll it takes on the American family, society, and beyond. Vargas won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen," which will be available for sale & signing.


Doors at 6:00

Reception to follow. Free & Open to the public.

No RSVP required.



Vargas will present 3 of his short films the following afternoon: “How a Hashtag Defined a Movement,” “Entre Nosotras” (about undocumented trans Latinas in North Carolina), and ”White People.”


Wednesday, May 8th

4:30-6:00 pm

5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Free & open to the public.

No RSVP required.


Presented by Race Center, co-sponsored by International House at the University of Chicago Global Voices, Student Support Services - The University of Chicago, PanAsia Solidarity Coalition at the University of Chicago, University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights (UCCIR) and Seminary Co-op Bookstores.