Jose Antonio Vargas is an American who is not legally an American. He does not have papers. He came to the US from the Philippines as a boy, was raised here, went to college, became a famous journalist, and then in 2011 revealed his true status to the public. In 2013, he released a documentary, Documented, about his undocumented life and political challenges. This year, he was arrested and (amazingly) released by immigration officers in Texas. Tonight, he is a guest speaker at the Social Justice Film Festival. If you want to see what an American hero really looks like, go to the screening and the talk that follows. (University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, socialjusticefilmfestival.org, 5 pm, $10)

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