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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History (Flagstaff)
March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
FLAGSTAFF, AZ – Wednesday, March 9th
FREE film screening followed by bilingual Q&A with Dr. Michelle Téllez and Dr. Alan Gómez
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Murdoch Center – 203 E Brannen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
- Voter Registration w/Southside Community Association
- Enjoy lights snacks
- Click here for a flyer
PBS Film: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)
In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity. The movement is ignited by farm workers in the fields of California, led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta. By the end of the 1970s, activists, teachers, and artists transform what it means to be an American. Chicano and Latino studies are incorporated into school curriculum; Latinos are included in the political process. Click here to watch the trailer.
About Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. In 2015, Arizona Humanities was selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The spring film screenings expand public programming about Latino history and culture that began last fall. Author Stella Pope Duarte shared the mythical stories of Latino origins, Dr. Felipe Hinojosa shared the history of Latino Menonites’ contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, and the Musical Instrument Museum presented the Experience the Andes program which featured music, dance and art from countries in South America, site of the Andes mountain range.