Willie Velasquez: Empowering the People

Willie Velasquez: Empowering the People provided the American public with a better understanding of the historical, political and social issues facing Latinos, who have become America's largest growing minority group. Through Willie's journey from radical student activist to respected statesman, the film examines the history of the Latino vote, the barriers Latinos had to overcome to obtain representation, contemporary issues facing Latinos today and implications for the 2016 election. Would this be the decisive year when the power of the Latino vote that Willie dreamed about was a key driver in deciding the next President of the United States?

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Made Possible by CPB's: 

Hector Galan
Austin, TX
TVPRG - LPB subgrant


History & Biography