Current Exhibits

History Cafe: Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
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Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe for a lively discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past! 

Examine the growth and the impact of Latino Americans in the Northwest through family histories and personal stories. Latino speakers Erasmo Gamboa, Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney and Luis Ortega from Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington share their experiences and lead a discussion about specific issues and themes presented in the documentary.

About the Film

KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, examines the history of Latinos in Washington and how their dramatic population growth is bringing change to politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship in the state. Cerna reflects on his family's Yakima Valley heritage along with others, including Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney's transformation from migrant laborer to political trailblazer and the entrepreneurial story of winemaker Victor Palencia.

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington premieres Thursday, 9/17, at 7:00 p.m. on KCTS 9 and KYVE 47. The Spanish language version of the documentary will premiere on Vme as Latinos: El Rostro Cambiante De Washington Friday, 10/4, at 9:00 p.m. For more information visit:

History Cafe is co-presented by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and

Cost: Free (Does not include admission to museum galleries)

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