This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.
- Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and some language)
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Runtime: 90 minutes
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
Come to America House and chat with Chazmin “Chaz” Peters, who was born and raised in Olympia, WA. She is a First Officer with Alaska Airlines and the Director of Eagles Aviation Camp. She received her flight training from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA and her BA from the University of Washington Tacoma.
Have you already tried the U.S. Air Force National Museum virtual tour at America House? Come explore it while having a chat with our friend Ryan who has a lot to say about the sky, planes, and his life experience in general.
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A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.