Latino Americans Interactive Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Date: September 12, 2013
Where: CentroNía (1420 Columbia Rd. NW Washington, DC)
Time: 6 pm, Screening Will Begin Promptly at 6:30 pm
We will screen clips from the Pride & Prejudice episode. A discussion will follow on the topic of "Latino Americans Civil Rights: Then & Now" with the filmmakers and a Washington, DC community activist.
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*Refreshments will be served*
About The Screening
Pride & Prejudice - Latino Americans Civil Rights Then & Now – The featured clips will highlight leaders like Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, and tell stories about the Capo Family and The Los Angeles Walkout. Participants will explore how Latino American struggles then are similar to the challenges today. We will discuss who is leading the charge for civil rights now and the role that young people play to guarantee the civil rights of Latino Americans today.
Latino Americans is a new PBS documentary series scheduled to air Fall 2013. It is the first major documentary series for television that chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos in America. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.
Howard University Television went on the air November 17, 1980 as WHMM. The station’s debut received considerable local and national attention as it was the first and only Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) member station licensed to and operated by a predominantly African-American institution, historic Howard University, Washington, DC.
The station’s signal reaches over 2 million households in the greater Washington metro area. WHUT has thousands of loyal viewers and donors who tune daily to its unique mix of PBS series such as NOVA, The American Experience, Sesame Street, and its original productions on local and national topics. Specials also highlight special events and renown speakers at Howard University, such as Cornel West, Toni Morrison and Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever. WHUT airs more than 3,500 hours of public affairs and educational programming each year. WHUT has won 13 Emmys, and numerous other awards such as the Telly, Aurora, and Cine Golden Eagle.
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