March 2017 Newsletter
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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist & immigrant rights activist to speak at UPS

TCH and the University of Puget Sound are excited to welcome you to “A Personal Story of Immigration,” a lecture by noted journalist, filmmaker, and activist Jose Antonio Vargas on Thursday, April 6 at UPS's Kilworth Memorial Chapel! Mr. Vargas’s lecture will run from 7:00-8:30pm, followed by a lightly catered meet-and-greet in the Kilworth Lounge.

"A Personal Story of Immigration,"
Talk by Jose Antonio Vargas

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM
University of Puget Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel
Reserve Free Tickets
Who is Jose Antonio Vargas? Vargas is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and immigration reform advocate. He has written for Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and has lent his talents to both television and film, including MTV's Emmy-nominated White People and the documentary The Other City.

In 2011, Vargas stunned the nation with a groundbreaking essay in The New York Times revealing he is undocumented. He appeared on the cover of TIME magazine as part of a follow-up story one year later, and released Documented in 2013, a film chronicling his childhood journey to the U.S. from the Philippines.

In “A Personal Story of Immigration,” Vargas will provide a deeper look into his experiences as a queer, undocumented Filipino immigrant in a national climate full of uncertainties. Moreover, we will hear how he defied tremendous odds to become one of America’s most prolific and well-known immigrant rights advocates.
Thank You to Our Partners!
This event is made possible through our partnerships with Humanities Washington, University of Puget Sound's Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement (CICE), UPS's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS), Immanuel Presbyterian, Temple Beth El, and Mason UMC.

Community screening of Documented

TCH and UPS will host a screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’s Documented on Tuesday, March 28 (5-7:30pm) at UPS’s Rausch Auditorium. 
Documented chronicles Vargas's childhood journey from the Philippines to the U.S., his work as an immigration reform advocate, and his reunion with his mother, who he had not seen for 20 years.
This screening—and the guided panel that will follow—is an opportunity to engage with Vargas’s work before he visits UPS in-person on Monday, April 6.

See our Facebook event for the screening!

RSVP for Our 107th
Annual Luncheon on April 19!

There is one month left to register for our 107th Annual Luncheon coming up on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Hotel Murano's Bicentennial Pavilion! Join us in celebrating this year's theme, Embracing the American Promise, and the 107 years we have spent serving immigrants, refugees, and low-income residents of the South Sound.

This will be an afternoon of good food, passionate stories, and soul-affirming conversation. Together, we will stand with our immigrant and refugee friends, loved ones, and neighbors!

RSVP for Luncheon

Upcoming Events

Please see our event calendar for full details on these events. Don't hesitate to call our Development & Communications team at (253) 383-3951 if you have questions!
Thursday, March 9
• 5:30pm – Neighborhood Mtg. to Discuss New TCH Building

Friday, March 10
• 10:00am – English Language Classes (Info Session)
• 10:00am – Citizenship Classes (Info Session)

Monday, March 20
• 5:00pm – Citizenship Classes (Info Session)

Wednesday, March 22
• 1:00pm — Basic Education for Adults Classes (Orientation)

Friday, March 24
• 10:00am – Hiring Event for James Hardie Bldg. Products
• 1:00 pm – English Language Classes (Info Session)

Tuesday, March 28
• 5:00pm – Citizenship Classes (Info Session)
• 5:00pm – Screening of Documented at UPS (Learn more)

Wednesday, March 29
• 1:00pm – Basic Education for Adults Classes (Orientation)

Thursday, March 30
• 10:00am – Citizenship Classes (Info Session)

Monday, April 3
• 10:00am – Citizenship Classes (Info Session)
• 4:00pm – Citizenship Classes (Info Session)

Wednesday, April 5
• 1:00pm – Basic Education for Adults Classes (Orientation)

Thursday, April 6
• 7:00pm – Lecture by Jose Vargas @ UPS (Learn more)

Friday, April 7
• 10:00am – Hiring Event for Concrete Technology Corp.
• 6:00pm – TCH Family Movie Night (DreamWorks' Trolls)

Saturday, April 8
• 10:00am – Citizenship Day (Learn more)
Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at UPS, Apr. 6

Community screening of Documented, Mar. 28

RSVP for TCH's 107th Annual Luncheon

Upcoming Events
Visit our Event Calendar to see TCH workshops, info sessions, community events and more!
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