“There are many events in St. Louis celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. One event that I would recommend is the ‘Documented’ film showing and discussion at the Missouri History Museum.
“The filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, writes regularly about immigration rights and citizenship in America and is an advocate for the DREAM Act. Vargas is Filipino, and documents his personal experience in his film. However, his activist efforts focus a lot on those from Central America, particularly youth.
“Vargas is also the co-founder of Define American, a media and culture campaign using the power of story to transcend politics and shift conversation around immigration, identity and citizenship in America. I think this event allows an opportunity for the community to engage in conversation with Vargas around citizenship and exploring what it means to be an American.”
— LaTanya Buck, director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis
What: “Documented” film showing and discussion
When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9
Where: Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium
How much: Free
More info: mohistory.org
Editor’s note: STL To Do highlights great concerts, plays, exhibits and other events as selected by Washington University in St. Louis faculty, staff and students.