screening of Harvest of Empire kick-offs Hispanic
The Hispanic Roundtable will host a special free
screening of the documentary film,
Harvest of Empire:
The Untold Story of Latinos in America, Thursday,
September 19, 2013 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Julia De Burgos
Cultural Arts Center,
5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland.
Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and
Democracy Now! Co-host, Juan González, Harvest of Empire,
examines the political events, social conditions, and U.S.
government actions that led millions of Latino families to leave
their homelands, an unprecedented wave of migration over the
past six decades, while featuring real-life stories and rare
Harvest of Empire features present day immigrant stories,
rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with Nobel
Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, Rev. Jesse
Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero,
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican
historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists María
Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning
singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.
“Immigration is one of the key issues facing America this decade,
and it is critical for all Americans to have an understanding
and appreciation of it,” said José C. Feliciano, Chairman
of the Hispanic Roundtable.
The film will both educate and energize the community in
anticipation of Convención Hispana,
which takes place on October 19 at St.
Ignatius High School. For more information, or to get involved
with Convención Hispana, visit
There will be a pre-screening reception with refreshments starting
at 5:30pm. Showtime
is at 6:00pm. This event is FREE and
open to the public. To RSVP for this event, visit
The Hispanic Roundtable is a not for profit organization whose
mission is to act as a catalyst to empower the Hispanic
Community to become full partners in economic, education,
political, civic and social life of Greater Cleveland.