A 2015 Gala Celebration of Latino culture, art and history
Sponsored by The Presbytery of Denver's Gala Task Force, celebrating Latino culture, art and history through a yearlong series of events.
1 - 4 p.m. This event is free and all are welcome! Please RSVP below.
Based on a strike in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican‐American workers who sought wage parity with Anglo workers and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. ‐ Bob Shields
This inspiring 1954 film was blacklisted because the director refused to confirm or deny he was a Communist.
A Class Apart highlights the landmark 1950s Supreme Court case that redefined civil rights for Mexican Americans in the United States. This PBS documentary produced by Eva Longoria tells the historic tale of how a small‐town Texas murder case sparked the Mexican American civil rights movement and put an end to Jim Crow‐style discrimination against this minority group. Hailed as “eye‐opening” and “outstanding” by the Baltimore Sun.