2016 Human Rights Day Celebration with Jose Antonio Vargas
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2016 Human Rights Day Celebration with Jose Antonio Vargas

2016 Human Rights Day Celebration with Jose Antonio Vargas

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Seattle First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

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To honor Human Rights Day on December 8, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, the Seattle Human Rights Commission and our Human Rights Day planning partners, invite you to join us for an evening celebration featuring guest speaker, Pulitzer-prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas. We will also pay special tribute to the Four Amigos and deliver Human Rights Awards celebrating our City's exceptional leaders.

This year's theme is "embracing the present through honoring the past, and carrying the torch to the future." The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.


Jose Antonio Vargas:

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America.

Jose takes audiences deeper into his story, sharing details of his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hadn't seen in person in over 20 years. With anecdotes from both his own story and the struggles of countless other undocumented immigrants in America, Vargas poignantly explores one of the most divisive questions facing our country today: how do you define “American”?


WHEN: December 8, 2016 from 7pm - 10pm

WHERE: Seattle First Baptist Church / 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle WA 98112

This event is accessible; ASL interpretation provided. To request an accommodation for a disability: 206.684.4540 or marta.idowu@seattle.gov. This information is available in other formats on request.


We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights & the Seattle Human Rights Commission

In partnership with:

Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities, El Centro de la Raza, Entre Hermanos, LGBTQ Allyship, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, Seattle Women's Commission, United Nations Association, UNICEF

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