History Cafe: Latinos

Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 7:00pm
MOHAI Cafe (Museum of History & Industry), Seattle Click here for Map

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.

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington premieres Thursday, 9/17, at 7:00 p.m. on KCTS 9 and KYVE 47. The Spanish language version of the documentary will premiere on Vme as Latinos: El Rostro Cambiante De Washington Friday, 10/4, at 9:00 p.m. For more information visit: KCTS9.org/latinos.

About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past! Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).

This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.