Hispanic Heritage Month movie showing with guest speaker Maria Berlin
Wednesday, Sept. 25 | 2-4 p.m. | CMU 203
Keeping with the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month theme, “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation,” this poignant movie discusses how political empowerment for Latinos in the United States has always been difficult. A Mexican-American butcher’s son from Texas, Willie Velasquez questioned the lack of Latino representation in his city’s government, propelling him into a lifelong battle to gain political equality for Latinos. This documentary examines obstacles Latinos had to overcome to obtain representation, and addresses issues facing Latinos today. After the movie, guest speaker Maria Berlin, Executive Director at Hispanic Have A Voice Too (HHAVT) and Hispanic Rep Dem-NPL at North Dakota Democratic-NPL will talk about her political experiences.
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