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Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
September 21, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
This event is sold out! RSVPs must be checked in by 7:15pm At 7:15 any unredeemed RSVPs will be release to the general public.
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice, a Documentary film by Hector Galan, will be shown at the Guadalupe Theater on September 21 at 7:30pm.
Willie Velasquez launched a grassroots movement that forever changed the Nation’s political landscape. Through his nonpartisan Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP), from his homebase of San Antonio, Velasquez launched over a thousand voter registration drives in 200 cities, creating a movement that has continued to grow in power each year. Using interviews with people like Henry Cisneros and Julian Castro, along with rare archival footage and photos, this new documentary by Hector Galan explores Velasquez’s story and tells a dynamic story of political empowerment. See this film at San Antonio’s historic Guadalupe Theater before its October national TV broadcast.
Q&A with the filmmaker and local politicians after the screening.
This event is free and open to the public.