Mark Sanchez, the pride of Mission Viejo High School who took his mad quarterbacking skills to USC, the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and now the world-champion Denver Broncos, talks about his Mexican heritage in a new video produced by an undocumented immigrant.
Jose Antonio Vargas is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of #EmergingUS, which is described as “a new media platform with the goal of inspiring a new dialogue on race, immigration and identity in America.”
The platform launched on Feb. 18 on Beacon as the largest U.S.-based journalism crowdfunding campaign to date, according to #EmergingUS.
It is seeking to raise $1 million in 60 days (the deadline is next Monday, April 18).
Soon to launch will be Sanchez’s #EmergingUS video. Here is the world premiere of its trailer:
But wait, there is more to see.
Here is the Vargas story:
Here are some helpful links:
#EmergingUS website: emergingus.com
Beacon campaign page: beaconreader.com/projects/emergingus
#EmergingUS Facebook: facebook.com/EmergingUS/?fref=ts
#EmergingUS Twitter: twitter.com/emergingUS
And don’t forget our own coverage of Sanchez’s mexicanidad, from when he wore a mouthpiece emblazoned with the Mexican flag to our 2008 cover story on the chingón.