Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a groundbreaking essay published in The New York Times Magazine, is the speaker for an immigration symposium at the University of Wyoming.
Vargas will speak at a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 18, during the symposium titled, “Where Are We Now? Immigration Policy and Its Impact from a Wyoming and a National Perspective.” His talk is at 1:30 p.m. in Salon DE of the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Wyoming Humanities Council generously funds Vargas’ presentation.
The Lights Go Out: World War I and American Culture
While Americans fought only in the final 18 months of World War I, the battlefield conditions, appalling casualties, and the bitter debate over the peace treaty created disillusionment that led to much of the culture wars of the 1920s and 1930s.
About the presenter: William Moore is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Wyoming.
Transhumance is the seasonal movement of livestock with their human herders, including camel herders in Mongolia, water buffalo tenders in India and goat herders in Spain. Cat Urbigkit will explore transhumance around the globe. Cat Urbigkit is an award-winning author and photographer based on a sheep ranch near Pinedale This program will draw from Urbigkit’s nonfiction book, Shepherds of Coyote Rocks.
Women and Horror
This presentation examines women’s roles in horror films and novels, as well as their reception of the genre.
About the presenter: Jessica Robinson works for the University of Wyoming Foundation.