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“Prejudice and Pride.” Latina Americans: 500 Years of History episode

February 3, 2016

Join the Branigan Cultural Center at the Rio Grande Theatre on Saturday, February 20 at 1:00pm for the screening of the fifth episode of Latina Americans: 500 Years of History documentary series, “Prejudice and Pride”.

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. By the end of the 1970s Chicanos activism and identity have transformed what it means to be an American. Chicano and Latino studies are incorporated into school curriculum; Latinos are included in the political process.

A complete description of all the episodes are located at http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/episode-guide/. Learn more about this and other upcoming events at tinyurl.com/LC-LA500.

The Branigan Cultural Center received the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.) The series will run through Saturday, March 19, 2016. There will be open discussion panels after each showing with guest speakers.

The Branigan Cultural Center is joined by a number of community partners on this grant: the Amador Hotel Foundation, Community Cornerstones Partnerships, La Semilla Food Center, NMSU Museum, and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, as well as a number of other regional scholars, organizations, and community members.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

The museum is located at 501 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2154.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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