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Senator Pramila Jayapal

In August, two Black Lives Matter supporters interrupted a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, making national headlines, raising questions about their actions and what the Black Lives Mater movement was all about. KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna examines the incident and how it has affected conversations about race and justice with Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal whose Facebook post about the incident drew national attention and University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker who has written extensively about racial politics in America.


Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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