Allyson Suria-Hernandez, a first-year student at Marymount University, participated in a panel discussion following the screening of the documentary Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road.
The event, which was free and open to the public, was sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The discussion was facilitated by Herbert Tico Braun, a professor of history at the University of Virginia. Other participants included Emma Violand-Sanchez, vice chair of the Arlington School Board, Dulce Carrillo, former multicultural public relations manager for Arlington County, and Eduardo Lopez, producer and co-director of the film.
Its probably one of the most eye-opening films out there right now about immigration issues, said Meg Dalmut, Marymounts associate director of community engagement.
Dalmut took a group of Marymount students to the event.