Asia Society Texas Center presents What Makes an American?: A Story of Global Migration and Its Impact on Houston

Jason DeParle
Jason DeParle Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

When New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations, following a family willing themselves out of poverty in the Philippines into a new global middle class in the Houston area. A conversation with DeParle and Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, who will discuss how global migration has impacted and contributed to the Greater Houston area.

The book will be available for sale, and a book-signing session will follow the program.

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Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004


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