Thursday at Mount Pleasant Library
El Barrio, Webisode 1: A Village Apart / una villa aparte
A community forms in the ’40s and ’50s amid rising tensions in Washington’s black and white worlds.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
ONE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THIS WORK IN PROGRESS. Watch 30-minutes of original footage before it’s edited down for the web.
A first look at A Village Apart//una villa aparte
Watch the first iteration of El Barrio, Hola Cultura’s new web series on D.C.’s Latino history. The 30-minute program traces the early stirrings of a “Latin American Village,” sharing the recollections stories of Washington natives and long-time residents.
Latin American countries opened new embassies along 16th Street after World War II, bringing along cooks, maids, seamstresses and chauffeurs, as well as ambassadors. Some embassy staff stayed on and settled, working as waiters and busboys. This tiny but growing community came together on Sunday afternoons and at house parties, where the same bellboys and cooks played mambo and salsa—presiding over dancing that sometimes went on till dawn.
Watch the webisode spanning the 1940s through late 1960s. Then join the open discussion. Refreshments served. See you there!
Thurs., Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Library
3160 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
METRO: Columbia Heights
* Part of Hola Cultura’s Fall 2015 Screening Series | * Parte de la serie de exhibiciones de Hola Cultura para el Otoño de 2015
Thank you to our funders and our Fall Screening Series partners: Busboys and Poets, the DC Library and its Mount Pleasant and Petworth neighborhood libraries. We’d also like to thank the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Humanities DC, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the University of Maryland for their support of the work we do. Learn more: www.holacultura.com, 202-722-0335
Gracias a nuestros patrocinadores y socios de este Otoño: Busboys & Poets, la Biblioteca de la ciudad y sus bibliotecas en los barrios de Mount Pleasant y Petworth. También nos gustaría dar las gracias a la Oficina del Alcalde para Asuntos Latinos DC, a the Humanities DC, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, y la Universidad de Maryland por su apoyo en la labor que realizamos.
Más información:email@example.com or 202-722-0335