Screening: Netflix’s Gentefied
Los Angeles wouldn’t be the city it is today without Mexican Americans and their vibrant, influential culture. Their contributions have been so powerful over the decades, specifically on the West Coast, that Netflix’s latest dramedy, Gentefied, attempts to tackle the complex history of the culture’s evolvement, as well as how a neighborhood in East L.A. is currently grappling with gentrification. Gentrification, realistically-speaking, is occurring at such a rapid pace, especially in Los Angeles, but nothing can defeat a Mexican American family’s strength to stand by each other in times of turmoil. Gentefied demonstrates just that in a very beautiful and moving way.
Join us for an number of eclectic events to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month this year at Texas Christian University!
The TCU Latinx Studies Program in the Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies invites you to join us for an number of eclectic events to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month!
Started in 1968, Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15; also known as Hispanic Heritage Month), provides another opportunity for all of us to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Latin America (Central and South America and the Caribbean). This year, to speak to the Latina/o/x /e experience, the Latinx Studies program along with our cosponsors and student partners will be hosting a speaker series as well as screen the Netflix original series, Gentefied , weekly, with an accompanying student panel.
Showtimes (every Friday at 7:00 PM):
-Friday, September 18 – Episode 1 and 2
-Friday, September 25 – Episode 3 and 4
-Friday, October 2 – Episode 5 and 6
-Friday, October 9 – Episode 7 and 8
-Friday, October 16 – Episode 9 and 10
Cosponsors: The TCU Intercultural and Inclusiveness Services, Department of English, and Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Student Partners: CRES Graduate Students, United Latino Association, Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity Inc., Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority Inc., TCU Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)