Latinos in the U.S. don’t fit neatly into any one box. Diverse backgrounds, language skills, religion and skin color make it difficult for everyone — from politicians to advertisers — to wrap their heads around the Latino experience.
“Austin Gente,” an American-Statesman and ¡Ahora Sí! video series explores what it means to be Latino in Austin. Come meet the three artists behind the inaugural episode, which features spray can artist Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom, singer Leticia Rodriguez Garza and poet Ire’ne Lara Silva. All of them have a unique identity story, but they all make up a part of the diverse Latino reality.
The free special screening and reception will be on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. with food, music, poetry, art and an engaging Q&A panel discussion at the Black Box Theater of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (600 Red River St.).
We’d love for you to join us. Please RSVP to the event, presented by the ESB-MACC in collaboration with the American-Statesman and ¡Ahora Sí!, at http://austingente.eventbrite.com.