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Borders & Heritage

Los Artistas

June 6, 2018

About the Program
For immigrant artists, art and social justice are often intertwined, especially in today’s political environment. In this special digital and broadcast presentation of Borders & Heritage, we present stories of four Latino artists living in the Pacific Northwest for whom art is not only a form of social expression but also a proclamation of heritage. Meet visual artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, poet Claudia Castro Luna, folk musician Abel Rocha, and dancer and choreographer Alicia Mullikin.

Los Artistas airs June 24 on KCTS 9 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Laila Kazmi

@Lailakaz — Laila Kazmi is a Northwest Emmy award-winning senior producer and writer at KCTS 9. Her first love is discovering and telling stories of diverse people, places and history. She has lived in Karachi, Bahrain, Chicago, and Seattle. At KCTS 9, Laila produces the series Borders & Heritage, featuring stories of immigrant and refugee experiences in the Pacific Northwest and has produced Reel NW, featuring independent films from and about the Pacific Northwest. Her video-stories have appeared on KCTS 9PBS NewsHour Art Beat, World Channel at WGBH, and KPBS in San Diego. Her articles have been published in PBS NewsHour Art BeatThe Seattle Times, Seattle PI, COLORLINES and Pakistan’s daily Dawn. Laila has a Master of Communication from the University of Washington.

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