Los Ángeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–
ADVISORY for Friday, September 21
An historic, solution-focused immigration forum for young people, the first-ever of its kind on network television.
The immigration debate has ignited the passions of young people across the country, inspiring protests, lobbying, marches and school walkouts. For young Latinos in particular, the issues and questions are personal:
— Will their families get to remain in the country?
— Will they get to finish school here?
— Will their friends be deported?
Young people are ready to go beyond the politics, rhetoric and debate. They want a solución.
Latin Grammy winner Calle 13’s Residente, West Coast rapper Malverde, Congressman Xavier Becerra, representatives from National Council of La Raza and students from Cal State LA
Friday, September 21st
5 PM – 6 PM Screening of MTV’s “True Life: I Live on the Border”
6 PM – 6:30 PM Interviews with artists, students and MTV Tr3s executives
7 PM – 9 PM Taping of “Beyond Borders: An MTV Tr3s Immigration Forum,” hosted by journalist Gustavo Arellano
Intimate Theatre, located at The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8116. Directions: http://www.luckmanarts.org/howtogethere.php Parking is directly across from the Luckman Theatre.
“Beyond Borders: An MTV Tr3s Immigration Forum” premieres on Saturday, September 29TH at 6 PM and directly follows the premiere broadcast of the latest installment of MTV’s award-wining “True Life” series, “True Life: I Live on the Border,” which will be simulcast on MTV and MTV Tr3s at 5 PM. Two of the people featured in the documentary, including a member of the Minutemen, will also be in attendance at the forum to give their perspective on how the topic affects young people’s lives.
“Beyond Borders: An MTV Tr3s Immigration Forum” is also part of MTV’s renewed Emmy-Award winning campaign, “Choose or Lose.” First launched in 1992, “Choose or Lose” has consistently re-invented political activism, connecting with young people on their terms and breaking down the barriers between American youth and those running for office. The campaign has fueled several of the largest youth voter turnouts in US history, including in 2004, when it helped inspire nearly 22 million 18-30 year olds to register and vote.
Please contact Emma Carrasco at 305 962 2325 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule media interviews and request press passes.