DOCUMENTED Saturday, September 16 , Bagels 10:30 am, Film 11:30 am Members $15 | Public $20 Followed by panel discussion with Dreamers (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
The NYCLU presents the inspiring true story of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer prize winner who reveals he’s undocumented, along with a panel of Latino immigrant youth DREAMERS (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients) who will share their experiences.
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 public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives. (USA, 2013, 90 min., English, NR | Dir. Jose Antonio Vargas/Ann Raffaela Lupo)
The New York Civil Liberties Union is a nonpartisan nonprofit whose mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.