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Peril and Promise Documentary

Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm

Join the Branigan Cultural Center on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm for the screening of the final episode of Latina Americans: 500 Years of History documentary series, “Peril and Promise.” Christopher Schurtz will be leading a discussion after the viewing.


The Branigan Cultural Center received the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at The series will run through Saturday, March 19, 2016. There will be open discussion panels after each showing with guest speakers.

The Branigan Cultural Center is joined by a number of community partners on this grant: the Amador Hotel Foundation, Community Cornerstones Partnerships, La Semilla Food Center, NMSU Museum, and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, as well as a number of other regional scholars, organizations, and community members.

Complete descriptions of all episodes are located at

Learn more about this and other upcoming events at

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

The museum is located at 501 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For additional information, visit the website at: or call 575.541.2154.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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