Join KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and producer John Valadez for a preview and discussion of the upcoming documentary Latino Americans.
DATE: Tuesday, September 10
TIME: Screening and discussion begin at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
LOCATION: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701
RSVP: Event is free. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP on form at left
PBS' Latino Americans documents the evolution of a new “Latino American” identity from the 1500s to the present day, featuring interviews with close to 100 Latinos from the worlds of politics, business and pop culture as well as deeply personal portraits of lesser-known Latinos who lived through key chapters in American history.
After the preview screening, Dr. Cinthia Salinas of The University of Texas will moderate a discussion with:
- John Valadez, Imagen Award-winning producer of Episodes 3 and 5 of Latino Americans
- Dr. Emilio Zamora, professor at The University of Texas Center for Mexican American Studies
- Marta Cotera, librarian, writer, and influential activist of both the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and the Chicana Feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s
Latino Americans will air on KLRU (18.1) on Tuesdays, September 17 & 24 and October 1st, at 7 pm. Two episodes of this six-part documentary will air each Tuesday. The series will also air in Spanish on six consecutive Fridays starting September 20th on KLRU’s VME (18.4) channel at 9 pm.
Special thanks to the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies and the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University.
Latino Americans preview screenings are made possible in part with support for by Ranch 616 Restaurant and Cantina and Seton Healthcare Family.