History Cafe: The Changing Face of Washington
September 2013, MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry
Examine the growth and the impact of Latino Americans in the Northwest through family histories and personal stories. Latino speakers Erasmo Gamboa, Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney and Luis Ortega from Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington share their experiences and lead a discussion about specific issues and themes presented in the documentary.
About the Film
KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, examines the history of Latinos in Washington and how their dramatic population growth is bringing change to politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship in the state. Cerna reflects on his family's Yakima Valley heritage along with others, including Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney's transformation from migrant laborer to political trailblazer and the entrepreneurial story of winemaker Victor Palencia.