La Cocina de Las Patronas: A Journey of Purpose, Dignity, and Hope Along Las Vías del Tren

| April 10, 2018

The K-12 Outreach Program at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Coalition of Latinx Scholars and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs at Teachers College, cordially invite you to the film screening and panel discussion La Cocina de Las Patronas: A Journey of Purpose, Dignity, and Hope Along Las Vías del Tren, to be held on April 26, 6-9 PM, in Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Watch the trailer for the film here.

Director Javier García, Producer Ana Paula Uruñuela, Designer Alejandra Saavedra, and other members of SacBé Producciones will join Norma Romero, Coordinator of Las Patronas, for a critical discussion about the role of educators working with newly arrived immigrant youth from Latin America in New York City and the United States at large.  

Directed by Javier García, La Cocina de las Patronas is a documentary from SacBé Producciones (Mexico), which depicts the stories of a group of peasant women from the small town of La Patrona, in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Since 1995, these women have been cooking and delivering around 300 daily meals to Latin American migrants making their journey to the United States via freight trains collectively known as La Bestia. Kindly RSVP here and contact Victoria Hernandez with questions.

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