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Harvest of Empire- Hispanic Heritage Month

Local Colors Movie Night

September 28th, 2016 at 7:15pm at The Grandin Theater.

Free Movie Night in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Harvest of Empire
Join Local Colors for a movie night in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be showing Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America. It is a documentary based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González: “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.”

Harvest of Empire
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28, 7:15 PM
Location: Grandin Theatre
Cost: FREE
Movie Trailer:
Panel Discussion following the movie to be moderated by Del. Sam Rasoul.

Join Local Colors for a movie night in honor of National Hispanic History Month. A panel discussion, moderated by Del. Sam Rasoul, will follow the movie. Panelist include:  Dr. Patricia Sagasti Suppes, Ferrum College; Yolanda Puyana, Hacienda; Keisha Graziadei-Shup, Laconexion; Eduardo Lopez, Director of “Harvest of Empire.”

Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. This documentary provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community. The film features present day immigrant stories, rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists María Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.

This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.