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FACES OF AMERICA
Addressing Race & Ethnicity
THE NEW FACES
Stretching the issues of diversity
PORTRAITS OF COURAGE
African-American, Latino and Women's History
A PEBBLE IN MY SHOE
The Life & Times of John Shelby Spong

Portraits of Courage:
LATINOS SHAPING A NATION

A brand new event that showcases the lives of 6 Latinos who have made incredible contributions to American culture and society. We perform characters whose lives have influenced science, civil rights, sports, the economy, the Armed Services, labor relations and education. It is an awe-inspiring work that will open your eyes to the amazing people who shaped America.

Portraits: LATINO is a two person 65 minute live event plus an optional post-show discussion.

  • Roberto Clemente - Category: SPORTS -was a superhero of Baseball. He died in 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
  • Rafael Cordero - Category: EDUCATION - created the first Multicultural school in the world allowing for free schooling of children regardless of race.
  • Daniel Fernandez - Category: ARMED FORCES - walks us through a discussion of Latino involvement in the armed services (taking us through the history of the military) being the first Latino Medal of Honor winner in the Vietnam War.
  • Andrea Perez - Category: CIVIL RIGHTS - tells us her story of Perez v. Sharp where she struck down the miscegenation law in California allowing for interracial marriages.
  • Luisa Moreno - Category: CIVIL RIGHTS - traversed America becoming the only Latina to rise to executive rank in a major union when she was elected the Vice President of the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers.
  • Finally, we tell the story of an undocumented migrant worker - Category: ECONOMICS & IMMIGRATION - describing their effect on America's current workforce and economy.


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Portraits of Courage:
Latinos Shaping a Nation

Running Time: 65 minutes (no intermission)
Appropriate for: all ages
Travels with: 2 performers, 1 Stage Manager
Post show discussion available
Cost: call for quote



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