Panhandle PBS will host an Indie Lens Pop-Up film screening of “Dolores” at 5:45 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2500 S. Bolton in Amarillo.
“Dolores” tells the story of Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least-known activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.
Community exhibitor booths will be available to visit 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., with the film starting at 6:15 p.m. Following the film, a panel of Amarillo residents from migrant backgrounds will discuss the film. The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles. Popcorn and water will be served. Guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry at Power Church.
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Presenting partners include the Barrio Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee and the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Event sponsors are the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) and Amarillo National Bank.
Exhibitors will include the AISD Migrant Education Department, Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo Police Department Neighborhood Police Officer Unit/Crime Prevention Unit, East Branch Library, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Los Barrios de Amarillo, Lovell Lovell Isern and Farbough, WIC Nutrition Program, and WTAMU CAMP.
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations featuring documentaries seen on Panhandle PBS’s Independent Lens. “Dolores” will air at 8 p.m. March 27 on Panhandle PBS and will begin streaming online March 28.
For more information, contact Teresa Kenedy, community volunteer, at 806-437-6592, or Chip Chandler, Panhandle PBS, at 806-371-5224.