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Civil Right’s Film Series: Antonia Pantoja: Presente!
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In this important documentary, Pantoja’s compelling story is told through never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, and personal passionate testimony from Pantoja herself and some of her countless protégés, as well as her life partner. Highlighting major landmarks in Pantoja’s biography and long, productive career, the film shows her profound commitment to transforming society, her pivotal role in the Puerto Rican community’s fight to combat racism and discrimination, and her pioneering work in securing a bilingual voice in the US. An eloquent tribute to a remarkable woman, the film sheds new light on the Puerto Rican community’s far-reaching triumphs.
This event will also featuring short films by Puerto Rican activist and Filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi.
Film will be followed by a Panel Discussion:
Anthony De Jesús, MSW, Ed.D., Ed.M., Director of USJ MSW Program
Lilian Jimenez, Filmmaker
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Filmmaker
Wildaliz Bermudez, Puerto Rican Activist and Hartford City Councilwoman
Program supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
*This is a virtual event- online only