AUSTIN: A conversation with Six Mexican American Firsts Trailblazers Program

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You are invited to join the Austin History Center for A Conversation with Six Mexican American Firsts: Trailblazers of Austin and Travis County on Saturday, December 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Austin History Center (see attachment).

A special viewing of a 10 minute documentary produced by the Austin History Center will be shown following the program.  Entitled “Abriendo Brecha/Making Our Way”, the video highlights some of the significant aspects of the history of Mexican Americans in Austin.  It especially notes the many hardships faced by this population and how these obstacles were overcome with persistence and determination.  The video features the words of the poet Raul Salinas and video clips from the destruction of the Juarez Lincoln campus mural seen in the film “We Will Always Be Here” by Gilbert Rivera to frame the story of Austin’s Mexican American citizens.  The video serves as a companion piece to the Mexican American Firsts: Trailblazers of Austin and Travis County traveling exhibit.

Arrangements are being made to provide seating and streaming video in the Grand Hallway for possible overflow of guests.  Program is Free to the Public.  Please feel free to invite your friends, family and colleagues.


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