In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Crafton Hills College (CHC) and KVCR will be hosting a special screening, featuring excerpts from the new PBS series, LATINO AMERICANS. The screening will take place on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at CHC and will include a panel of local Latinos who will share their stories of struggles and success.
LATINO AMERICANS chronicles the lives and experiences of Latinos in the United States from 1500 to the 21st century. Through its people, politics and culture, LATINO AMERICANS tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. Narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, the series utilizes the accounts of historical figures and events as well as present-day interviews with nearly 100 Latinos — from best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and pop cultural celebrities to political leaders and everyday people, as well as historians and other experts.
The local panelists are Dr. Ernie Garcia, retired university administrator; Richard Sandoval, producer and owner of Hispanic Lifestyletelevision show; Mariana Moreno, CHC Transfer Center Director, and; Ernesto Rivera, STEM Counselor.
Crafton Hills College is located at 11711 Sand Canyon Road in Yucaipa. www.craftonhills.edu