Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Tides role is to act as a catalyst for the leaders and organizations working to address society’s most pressing issues.

Today’s edition of NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross will feature Jose Antonio Vargas, a founder of Define American, a Tides project, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who courageously shared the story of his life as an undocumented immigrant.

Jose came to Tides with a vision to spark a new conversation about immigration. We are proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for Define American, a multimedia campaign that brings new voices into the immigration debate. Jose also moderated Harvest of Empire, the Tides Learning Community event on immigration.

We applaud Jose’s courage and leadership — we hope you’ll to take a moment to listen an inspiring advocate tell his personal story. You can find when it airs in your local NPR station here.

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