On Thursday, May 5, 2016, a moderated screening of the “Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)” PBS Documentary Series was held at Brand Library & Art Center exploring the cultural enrichment that was a byproduct of Latin American immigration to the US and the dynamic connections between Los Angeles’ diverse immigrant communities. The event featured Special Guest Mundo Max’s Palmira Perez and Keynote Speaker Jorge N. Leal, an urban and cultural historian whose research focuses on the historical trajectory of transnational Latina/o and multi-racial urban communities in Southern California in the last third of the twentieth-century.
The program is part of a series programs taking place in conjunction with “Armenia: An Open Wound,” an exhibition presented by the City of Glendale, CA Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department in partnership with the Armenian American Museum. The exhibition was curated by the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City. The exhibition will be on view at the Brand Library & Art Center from April 16 to June 11, 2016.
For more information about the “Armenia: An Open Wound” exhibition and featured programs, please visit www.ArmenianAmericanMuseum.org or contact the Brand Library: (818) 548-2051