|About||Activity: Making Connections||Installation Views||Participants||Press Release||Findings||Acknowledgements|
Kofu Fosu Forson
Jose Antonio Vargas
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
It's been almost 18 years since I've seen my mother. Early on, I was mad at her for putting me in this position, and then mad at myself for being angry and ungrateful. By the time I got to college, we rarely spoke by phone.
Not long ago, I called my mother. I wanted to fill the gaps in my memory about that August morning so many years ago. We had never discussed it.
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia journalist. Born in the Philippines and raised in California, he's a graduate of San Francisco State University. He's written for many prestigious news organizations, including the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, the Atlantic Monthly and the New Yorker, where he profiled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His series on HIV/AIDS in the nation's capital inspired a feature length documentary, "The Other City," which he wrote and co-produced. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on Showtime. Most recently, after disclosing his status as an undocumented immigrant, he founded Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the immigration conversation.