(Washington, D.C.) – In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico, the March on Washington Film Festival, and The Raben Group, the Friends of the American Latino Museum will host a series of panels and film screenings during this year’s Casa México at SXSW 2019, highlighting stories from the American Latino community.

The creative and entertainment industry, broadly, continues to face pressure to focus on increasing diversity with more inclusive storytelling and diversity in front of and behind the camera. We are proud to renew our collaboration this year with Casa México to place a spotlight on Latino storytellers, changemakers, voters, and innovators, to bring their stories and work into focus.

Panels include Post Midterms: Is Texas Turning Purple?, a conversation between DNC Chair Tom Perez, LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza, and the Director of Latino Decisions, Dr. Matt Barreto on the shifting political climate in Texas, and The U.S. Latino Narrative – Who is in the Driver’s Seat?, a two-part discussion on reframing the narrative around Latinos in the United States, featuring Latino journalists, politicians, and cultural changemakers. 

Screenings of two short films, La Oposicion, which explores immigration policy under the Trump Administration, and The Other Side, the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna, who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall, and a special preview screening of the upcoming film “The All-Americans”, a story of the greatest high school football rivalry you may have never heard of, will be accompanied by panel discussions with the filmmakers and policymakers on the films’ impact and relevance in today’s political climate.

The events will be hosted in the iconic Mexic-Arte Museum, located on 419 Congress Ave, and will be held from March 8th to 10th. Read more about the panels and RSVP here.