Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with WPT!
September 23, 2019 Leave a Comment
From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, we celebrate the contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans in the United States through Hispanic Heritage Month 2019.
Wisconsin Public Television is proud to offer Hispanic Heritage Month programs in both broadcast and streaming formats. Join your fellow viewers to explore rich cultural heritage and points of pride that contribute to the lives of every resident of the United States.
4 p.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 22
Devoted to exploring the rich diversity of the Latino experience, VOCES presents new and established filmmakers and brings their powerful and illuminating stories to a national audience. The documentaries in the 2019 season of VOCES showcase people who dared to speak out and make a difference, whether it was on the stage, the streets, the farm fields or along the border.
Upcoming VOCES episodes include:
4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 | Preview
Meet Dr. Victor Rios, a former gang member working with youth being “pushed out” of school.
Adios, Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno
4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 | Preview
See how the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero whom history forgot: Maria Moreno, an eloquent migrant mother of 12 who became an outspoken leader for farmworker rights.
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 | Preview
Discover the story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town.
My Neighborhood: Pilsen
10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29
Take a street-level look at what community engagement and activism has done for one Chicago neighborhood.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13
Celebrates the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, established by The White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. Honorees represent all walks of life, working to benefit the Hispanic community.
Why not start with one of our brand-new Wisconsin Country Music Minutes? South Texas native Cris Plata moved to Wisconsin in the 1960s and has forged a music career filled with the sounds of Tex-Mex, rock ‘n’ roll and country.
You can also enjoy Cris Plata and Extra Hot performing as part of WPT’s 30-Minute Music Hour.
The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo
Discover the life of radical Chicano lawyer and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta.
Here, filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez discusses his approach to bringing Oscar Zeta Acosta’s story to life.
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
Meet the pioneering activist whose work transformed the power of the Latino vote.
Children of Giant
Explore the legacy of a Hollywood film that highlighted racial divides in the Southwest.
A great place to find additional streaming extras is PBS’ Hispanic Heritage Month page, linking to both full-length documentaries (such as The Latino Americans) and clips. The page also includes short films created as part of an initiative to help communities across the country address the dropout crisis.
Note: Some full-length programs are restricted to WPT Passport members. For information on Passport benefits and how to join, go here.