In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. “Documented” chronicles his journey to the United States from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hadn’t seen in 20 years.
The screening begins at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion led by Robert Painter, director of Pro Bono Programs and Communications at American Gateways, a local non-profit organization that provides a broad range of immigration legal services to low-income people.
The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online and on the Facebook event page.
Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702