This week, conference organizers announced that DREAMer activist, writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will be kicking things off and sharing his dynamic story as the keynote speech of the conference. Here's some more information about Jose's background:
At the age of 12 Jose came to the United States to live with his grandparents in Silicon Valley in hopes of fulfilling his mother's dream of a better life. Since then Jose has become an accomplished journalist, writer, and DREAM Act activist. Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder of Define American, a new campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.For further information about the Advancing Justice Conference, including the full schedule and registration details, go here. And watch this new video about the conference: Strengthening the Legacy of Asian American & Pacific Islander Activism.
He is also an award-winning multimedia journalist. Most recently, he was a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, where he launched the Technology and College sections. Prior to that, he covered tech and video game culture, HIV/AIDS, and the 2008 presidential campaign for the Washington Post, and was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.