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Peril and Promise Documentary

February 24, 2016

Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm

Join the Branigan Cultural Center on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm for the screening of the final episode of Latina Americans: 500 Years of History documentary series, “Peril and Promise.” Christopher Schurtz will be leading a discussion after the viewing.

DESCRIPTION OF EPISODE

The Branigan Cultural Center received the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS 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.

Complete descriptions of all 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.

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. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  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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