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DOLORES HUERTA TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT SPECIAL PREVIEW OF NEW PBS DOCUMENTARY LATINO AMERICANS – IN PHOENIX MAY 23

Student DREAM Act ‘Dreamers” to Have First Look at Film
Landmark Three-Part Documentary to Premiere on PBS During Hispanic Heritage Month

WHAT:  Eight, Arizona PBS in partnership with the City of Phoenix Latino Institute, hosts two community engagement events to launch the new three-part, six-hour PBS documentary series Latino Americans, which debuts nationally Sept 17 during Hispanic Heritage Month, airing on Eight, Arizona PBS at 7 p.m. local time. Both events feature a 30-minute highlight screening from Latino Americans, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with guests from labor, business, the arts and student  DREAM act “dreamers.”

LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The Phoenix event is the first of a series of public engagement events taking place across the country that will explore the Latino experience in America.

The film, narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, will air nationally on PBS on three consecutive Tuesdays, premiering on September 17, September 24 and October 1.

WHO:  Panelists include Emmy-award-winning producer of the PBS Latino Americans series Adriana Bosch, Latino labor rights pioneer Dolores Huerta, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Gonzalo de la Melena, and DREAMer youth. This event is a partnership between Eight, Arizona PBS and the City of Phoenix Latino Institute.
WHERE:  The historic A.E. England Building in downtown Phoenix (424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004), adjacent to Civic Space Park.

WHEN:  Thursday, May 23 - daytime event for youth from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and evening arts and cultural event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


PHOTO OPPS:  Panelists and other honored guests will be available for interviews and photos before and after the event.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.