Hispanic Institute to host a free preview of “Latino Americans” TV series

Hodges University News

The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University has teamed up with WGCU Public Media to host a preview screening of Latino Americans, a new six-part TV series from PBS chronicling the lives and experiences of Latinos in the United States from 1500 to the 21st century.

The preview screening will be held at the Fort Myers campus of Hodges University on Friday, September 13 beginning at 5:30 pm. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by WGCU radio reporter Ashley Lopez.  Panelists include David Plazas, engagement editor for The News-Press Media Group; Joseph Pacheco, poet and retired Superintendent of Schools, New York City; and Maria Palacio, senior librarian, Outreach Services, Lee County Library System. Panelists will share their stories of being Latino in Southwest Florida. The preview screening and panel discussion are free, put reservations are required. To reserve a seat go to www.wgcu.org/events.

The panel discussion will be recorded for an upcoming Gulf Coast Live! radio show to be aired on WGCU-FM Wednesday, September 18 at 9 am. Latino Americans will premiere on WGCU-HDTV on Tuesday, September 17 at 8 pm.

For more information on the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University, please contact Carmen Rey-Gomez at (239) 938-7793.

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