Four local heroes to be honored at awards ceremony September 18 co-hosted by Verizon
More than 100 Latino-related programs to air on KQED Public Television and KQED Public Radio
Free film screening September 27 at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza
This September, KQED proudly celebrates the culture, heritage and impact of the Latino experience in the United States. This month-long commemoration includes an event honoring outstanding local leaders who have given their time, creativity and passion to the Latino community, a free film screening event at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza and special programming on KQED Public Television.
KQED AND VERIZON CELEBRATE LATINO HERITAGE MONTH
The special evening of recognition, hosted by KQED and Verizon, takes place on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the KQED studios (2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco). There will be live entertainment by LFG (La Fuerza Gigante) featuring Julius Melendez, a tour of KQED broadcast studios, an awards ceremony and a preview of upcoming Latino-themed programming airing on KQED Public Television in September.
The four honorees have been chosen based upon their commitment and contributions to their local communities and the Bay Area community at large. The 2012 Latino Heritage Month Local Hero honorees are:
- Rafael Diaz, PhD (Former professor of ethnic studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco)
- Dr. Concha Saucedo (Founder and former executive director, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, San Francisco)
- Eva M. Terrazas (Director of public policy and government affairs, EMQ Families First, San Jose)
- Deisy Vargas (Strengthening families facilitator, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, Sonoma)
MARIACHI HIGH AND TALES OF MASKED MEN:
A FREE LATINO HERITAGE MONTH FILM SCREENING AT SAN JOSE’S MEXICAN HERITAGE PLAZA
KQED, Latino Public Broadcasting, Councilman Xavier Campos, Mexican Consul Office of San Jose and other community groups in San Jose sponsor a screening of the films Mariachi High and Tales of Masked Men on September 27, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza. There will be live entertainment by Mariachi Azteca. Mariachi High documents a year in the life of competitive high school mariachi musicians in the top-ranked ensemble Mariachi Halcon in the small border town of Zapata, Texas — a flash point for the complex issues facing the fastest-growing ethnic group in the US. Tales of Masked Men explores “Lucha Libre” and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico.
LATINO HERITAGE MONTH PROGRAMMING ON KQED 9
KQED Public Television will feature over one hundred programs that focus on Latino themes and issues throughout the month of September. Highlights include:
Programs and resources are listed in KQED’s online Latino Heritage Month Resource Guide with program listings and descriptions in English and Spanish. To download a copy or to learn more about our Latino Heritage Month programs and events, visit kqed.org/heritage.
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