6:00 pm – Light reception
6:30 pm – Screening of selected excerpts from the series
7:30 pm – Q&A/Discussion with Series Producers
Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates this landmark six-hour series, the first major television documentary to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group. Covering the 1500s to the present day, this is 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.
View a sneak preview trailer: http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/