SUNDAY OCTOBER 17
FOCUS ON LATINX AND HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE 1 hour 9 min. directed by Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college. However, Arizona lawmakers are shutting the program down because they believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and embracing destructive ethnic chauvinism.
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Arizona Public Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
¡LUCHA SÍ! The FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN PUERTO RICO
¡LUCHA SÍ! FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN PUERTO RICO 27 minutes. Directed by Jinnette Morales Diaz, Jennifer Wager, and Poonam Srivastava
In the wake of Hurricanes Maria & Irma, teachers, students & parents in Puerto Rico unite to fight to keep their schools open in the face of disaster capitalism
Jose Lopez, Kamil Marí Gerónimo-López
JOSÉ E. LÓPEZ was born in 1949 in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. In 1959, his family moved to Chicago as part of the massive Puerto Rican migration to the United States. … For over 40 years, he has been a leading member of the Puerto Rican independence movement and is also the editor of “Puerto Rican Nationalism: A Reader”.
KAMIL GERÓNIMO is a doctoral student of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education at Penn State University. She has an interdisciplinary academic background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in Cooperatives and Geography at the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lassalle in the University of Puerto Rico. The right to housing, community organizing, and social movements has piqued her intellectual curiosity and guided her research agenda in different countries. Kamil has contributed to social justice movements as a popular educator, accompanying organizing processes of communities, cooperatives, social and political organizations. She has been a member of the Popular Education Council of Latin America and the Caribbean since 2008. In 2017, she founded Pueblo Crítico, a non-profit led by social workers focused on the design of popular education experiences, methodologies, boardgames and planning tools. Kamil is passionate about her country, critical thinking, embodied learning and finding a way to innovate through activism.