Events in September 2014
Bright Lights: Documented Screening and Panel
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room
Part of Latin American Heritage Month. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Raffaela Lupo, 89 minutes, USA, 2013.
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 America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years.
- Matt Cameron: The managing partner of Cameron Law Offices, a full-service immigration law practice in East Boston. His practice areas include deportation defense at both the trial and appellate levels, family-based immigration, and mitigation of immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
- Justin Nguyen Phuoc: A core leader of the Student Immigrant Movement, the largest youth-led immigrant rights organization in Massachusetts.
- Cindy Rodríguez: Currently a Senior Journalist-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.
- Gladys Vega: Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative, joined the organization in 1990, two years after its inception as the Chelsea Human Services Collaborative.
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with AMIGOS, Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement
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