The Afro-Latinx Experience

WHEN: Saturday, October 2 @ 1 p.m.

WHERE: LIVE on the MKE Film/Black Lens MKE Facebook pages, as well as the MKE FIlm YouTube page!

Moderated by Francesca Mayca Wegner (Executive Director, HPGM) 

Panelists: Marcelia Nicholson (first Black woman and Latina elected as Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors), Medhin Tewolde (director of HHM film Negra), and Edson Jean (director of HHM title Ludi). 

We invite you to join us for a virtual panel discussion surrounding the Afro-Latinx experience and representation in the entertainment industry. From topics like whitewashing in the media to Latinidad, this candid conversation featuring Hispanic leaders in the Milwaukee Community and Latinx filmmakers will spark engaging dialogue surrounding art and lived experiences.


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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