*SOLD OUT* Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
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.
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.
KLRN Public Television, in partnership with CineFestival and The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the South Texas premiere of “Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice,” a new documentary on the life of the legendary San Antonio activist. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hector Galan, this special community screening will take place two weeks before the movie’s national public television broadcast. 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, Julian Castro, Lionel Sosa, Rosie Castro, and Choco Meza, among many others, and along with rare archival footage and photos from the times, this new documentary explores Velasquez’s story and tells a dynamic story of Mexican American political empowerment and its relevance today. This free community event is sponsored by Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, BB&T Bank, and Newstaco, with additional support from Latino Public Broadcasting..
Q&A with the filmmaker and local politicians after the screening.
This event is free and open to the public.
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