On Saturday the 22nd of September, Lionel Sosa and My Story, presented the back story to why the Children of the Revolución was created. The Children of the Revolucion TV series on KLRN and other Texas PBS stations tell the untold stories of the descendants of the those fled during the Mexican Revolution. A panel discussion followed the screening of a summary of show.  Distinguished guests who are passionate about this historical moment in the history of Mexico and Texas shed wonderful light on the subject. They included Lance Aaron, Kathy Sosa, Dr. Teresa van Hoy, and Ricardo Danel.

Below is the a brief invitation from the Alameda to view the shows in their Alamedita Theatre during the month of September.

Museo Alameda Panel Discussion on Mexican Revolution: A Centennial Story

As part of its program activity for Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museo Alameda would be delighted to highlight your successful production of “The Children of the Revolución.” This will include screening of each of the twenty segments of during the month of September at the Museo’s Alamedita Theatre and a panel discussion with invited experts.

 

 

Texas Lutheran University

On September 26, 2011, in This just in!, by sprocketman

At the request of Professor Rocio Ocon fromTexas Lutheran University, the producers of Children of the Revolución and TLU faculty, staff, students and Seguin residents came together at the Dunne Conference Center to dialogue about the very important Mexican Revolution TV series on KLRN that has been produced by Lionel Sosa and My Story.  Joining the panel were Alejandro Maya and Jorge Conde of My Story and Ricardo Danel, historian of the UNAM and Alameda Mexican Revolution project.

 

Mexico series set for wider audience

‘Children of the Revolution’ will air around Texas and may go national.

By Elaine Ayala

 

 

Advertising pioneer turned documentarian Lionel Sosa, who produced the KLRN series “The Children of the Revolution,” is reaching a wider audience for the 20-part series first aired in San Antonio last fall.

Already being carried by several PBS stations in Texas, the series will air in January on all but one of them. National distribution is being discussed with two major networks for the 2012 season, KLRN’s CEO Bill Moll said.

Produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, each episode tells family stories of escaping the violence spurred by dictator Porfirio Diaz

Read more at mySA.com

“Children Who Changed America” By Irma Calderon Woodruff

Now that the Census Bureau has officially declared the presence of 50.5 million Latinos in the U.S, a new television series reveals the story of how many of them got here….

Read the complete article at LatinoMagazine.com:

http://www.latinomagazine.com/summer11/journal/children.htm

 

 

Tonight’s Show: Immigration – Then and Now
KLRN, 8:30pm

The US/Mexico border has been porous for hundreds of years. This episode takes a look at the debate and history of immigration policy, the ebb and flow of Mexican immigrants to this country and the many milestones that have shaped the United States since the border was drawn.
Guests on this show include Neftali Garcia, Lee Terran, Lauro Garza, Henry Cisneros, Dan Guerrero, John Phillip Santos and David Romo.

 

Tonight’s show: Education

On May 5, 2011, in Teasers, This just in!, by admin

It’s not taught in schools but the history of the Mexican Revolution is the history of Texas too. Join us tonight and find out how you are connected to the Mexican Revolution.

 

The story of the Cortez family and their Mi Tierra restaurant is just not a story about Tex- Mex Cuisine. It is a story about how the Mexican revolution 100 years ago provided the ingredients that created the taste and style of the Mexican-American cultural movement. This episode highlights the similarities between Emiliano Zapata and Mi Tierra and how the revolutionary spirit would become the mantra for the Cortez family and their restaurant. Included is the story of how the Cortez family saved “Market Square” the San Antonio cultural icon from destruction during the “urban renewal” movement of the ’60’s. Deborah Cortez, Mike Cortez, Jennifer Speed, and Jorge Cortez take us on a deliciously multi-sensorial tour of a legendary destination.

 

The descendants of the families who escaped from Mexico during the revolution are often called “Mestizos-” The Mixed Ones or “La Raza Cosmica” The Cosmic Race. Originally, Mexico was made up of separate regions and tribes, a mixture of many races, ethnicities and religious beliefs who originated from the Spanish/Moors and pre-Columbian nomads from Asia. The Mexican Revolution unified the country and created the Mexican psyche. Those who fled to the United States populated the West bringing with them a unique integration of spirit, talent, fortitude and hope.  Father Virgilio Elizondo (author of Mestizo), Tomas Ybarra Frausto, John Phillip Santos, and Jennifer Speed take us on a journey of identity as it unfolded after the events of the Mexican Revolution.

 

“The Children of the Revolucion” begins showing in Houston PBS on April 4, 2011 11:00 PM with Henry and Elvira Cisneros.

 

There are two opportunities this Sunday to watch the Children of the Revolución featuring the Elizondo story and the history of the Adelitas, the women of the Mexican revolution.  For those insomniacs who will be awake at 3:30 in the morning on Sunday the 6th of February, this is your first chance to watch this show.  The second rerun showing of the Children of the Revolución is this Sunday the 6th of February at 5:30 pm.  Don’t miss this important showing featuring your history.

 
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