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Ford Latino Americans on PBS 10/1

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Ford Latino Americans on PBS 10/1

Disclaimer: This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Ford.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

We are mid-way through Hispanic Heritage Month and just about time for our second viewing of Latino Americans on PBS! If you haven’t heard already…this documentary, narrated by Benjamin Bratt and funded by the Ford Motor Company, is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration and of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects millions of people today.

Last week, I was able to catch the 2nd episode of this three-part, six-hour series and learned so much! The segment “Nuevo Latino” was particularly interesting as it told the story of the Cuban immigration to Miami which really hit home!

Miami Latino Americans TV

We heard about la historia of “El Dorado” Furniture and the Cuban familia who built this company from the ground up…the perfect example of the American Dream! It was also really cool to see all the footage from Calle 8, which is one of my favorite places in the 305!

Latino Americans Calle 8

But just because you missed  first two episodes, you can still watch the 3rd episode with us on October 1st from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (EST) on PBS! We will be live-tweeting the show using #LatinosFord and #LatinosPBS

This is what you can expect from the upcoming episode:

Tuesday, October 1st 5. “Pride and Prejudice” (1965-1980) tells the story of “Chicano Movement” in the late 1960’s. These activists pushed for better education opportunities for Latinos, and empowerment in the political process.   6. “Peril and Promise” (1980-2000) takes viewers through the past 30 years. Enlightening the many Cubans, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars in their own countries arriving in a new land, transforming the United States along the way. The debate of undocumented immigrants and branding them as felons, English only laws will be some of the topics brought up in this series. At the same time we have many Latinos influencing music, sports, media, politics and entertainment business.

Ford Spanish Tag Logo

So, do you plan on joining us? Make sure you tweet along using the event hashtags of #LatinosFord and #LatinosPBS and to stay connected with Ford En Español, visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

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