In our screening of Documented
, we will learn about the life of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an undocumented immigrant and activist in the U.S. Vargas, a Filipino American, continues to be a strong proponent of immigration reform. The screening will shed light on the fact that undocumented immigrants are close to home, that they are our classmates and friends, that they are integral and important members of society, and that their desire for citizenship and belonging is an everyday struggle that cannot be ignored. This event will bring together members of the Chapel Hill community and university to discuss important issues of Asian migration to the U.S. and immigrant integration.
The panel will include Shelley Lee
, Associate Professor of Comparative American Studies and History at Oberlin College, and Eileen Chow
, Visiting Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. Carolina Asia Center Director Morgan Pitelka
will moderate the panel.