Live United Film series looks at health and the Hispanic community

Join KLRU, United Way Capital Area and the Alamo Drafthouse for a special film screening and discussion on Thursday, March 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse South, 1120 South Lamar. RSVP here

Meet Hector Cardenas. He worked his whole life. Then he lost his job, his health insurance … and his infected foot to diabetes. Now he lives in a hotel and struggles to pay the medical bills. Critical Condition “Hector’s Story” captures the harrowing struggles of critically ill Americans who discover that an illness can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives.

Hector’s battle with diabetes is one that many Latinos know very well. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanics to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. Stay after the screening to hear panelists discuss the film and the issues Hispanics other Americans without health insurance live with every day. Jacqueline L. Angel, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the LBJ School of Public Affairs – University of Texas, will serve as moderator for the discussion. RSVP here