Wed, May 31|
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
Free documentary film screening
Time & Location
May 31, 8:30 PM CDT
San Antonio, 1514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
About the event
Join us for a free screening of Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice, a documentary film by Hector Galan.
Willie Velasquez launched a grassroots movement that forever changed the Nation’s political landscape. Through his nonpartisan Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP), from his homebase of San Antonio, Velasquez launched over a thousand voter registration drives in 200 cities, creating a movement that has continued to grow in power each year. Using interviews with people like Henry Cisneros and Julian Castro, along with rare archival footage and photos, this 2016 documentary by Hector Galan explores Velasquez’s story and tells a dynamic story of political empowerment that continues to be relevant today.
This screening will be held at Jaime's Place, and is presented in collaboration with MonteVideo.
This program was made possible with support from the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, Bexar County, the Mellon Foundation, and individual donors. To learn more about supporting MACRI's programs, please visit www.somosmacri.org/donate