Live United Film Series wrapup

KLRU and the United Way Capital Area partnered for three film screenings and discussions earlier this year. The partnership allowed KLRU and the United Way to use PBS programs to spark an engaging dialogue about local issues and provide ways for people to get involved immediately in our community.

Special thanks to all the moderators, panelists and audience members who made each screening a thoughtful and informative group discussion.

For the first Live United Film Series, KLRU and the United Way focused on education, financial stability, and health issues in the Hispanic community. Below are highlights from all three events.

Panelists announced for 3/25 Live United Film Series discussion

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

We will be screening a portion of the powerful documentary Critical Condition. Following this short film there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jacqueline L. Angel, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology LBJ School of Public Affairs – University of Texas, featuring José E. Camacho, Executive Director/General Counsel Texas Association of Community Health Centers, and Lil Almonte, Director of Outreach El Buen Samaritano. Complete biography information below. RSVP today as space is going quickly.

Dr. Jacqueline L. Angel
LBJ School of Public Affairs – University of Texas Author, research and expertise in family, health, aging and Latinos She received her PhD from Rutgers University in 1989 and post-doctoral training at Rutgers in mental health services research and the Pennsylvania State University Program in Demography of Aging. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of family, health, and aging. She is particularly interested in evaluating the impact of policies on the health and well-being of Latinos, immigrants, and other vulnerable groups, and how cultural heterogeneity among the elderly affects the design of programs for the cost-effective delivery of health services.

José E. Camacho
Executive Director/General Counsel Texas Association of Community Health Centers José assisted in the development of TACHC as an organization in the early 1980′s, and served as General Counsel since the incorporation of the Association in 1983. He has served as Executive Director since 1984. José earned his law degree from the University of Texas in 1973. Prior to working for TACHC, he obtained extensive legal and policy experience while working on migrant farm worker issues, and running a private law practice.

Lil Almonte
Director of Outreach El Buen Samaritano As the director of outreach, Lil brings a wealth of experience in community outreach and health, wellness and disease prevention in the Hispanic community. She oversees the Vida y Salud Program which includes the Promotores de Salud program.

Live United Film Series February Highlights

On February 25, KLRU and United Way Capital Area screened Frontline “Inside the Meltdown” at the Alamo Drafthouse South as part of the Live United Film Series. Here are some highlights from the evening.

Attend the next Live United Film Series event focusing on health care and the Hispanic community on March 25 at the Alamo Drafthouse South. RSVP today

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

How can we make Austin schools better?

On January 28,  KLRU and United Way Capital Area screened the documentary “It All Adds Up” at the Austin City Limits studio as part of the Live United Film Series. We asked some attendees how we can make Austin schools better, here’s what they think:

Video and some of the discussion from the evening:

The next Live United Film Series screening is Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse South. The evening will focus on financial stability and feature Frontline: Inside the Meltdown. For more details and to RSVP visit klru.org/liveunited/

Live United Film series looks at economic crisis

Join KLRU, United Way Capital Area and the Alamo Drafthouse for a special film screening and discussion on financial stability on Thursday, February 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse South, 1120 South Lamar. RSVP here

How did a series of financial events create the most disruptive economic crisis of the century? Have we learned our lesson? More importantly, can we ever fully recover?

The event features a screening of FRONTLINE: Inside the Meltdown, the illuminating story of the events that would ultimately snowball into a global economic crisis. After the screening, local experts will discuss key questions related to the changing financial services landscape, including the appropriate role of government regulation and the future of consumer protection. Moderated by Suzi Sosa, Economist & Social Entrepreneur.

Know more – and share what you know. We can recover. RSVP now

KLRU, United Way Capital Area team up for film series

Join KLRU and United Way Capital Area for a special film screening and discussion on education issues in Austin on Thursday, January 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A.  RSVP here

Right now, 1 in 4 AISD students entering ninth grade won’t graduate. Austin’s youth are our greatest natural resource, but are we investing enough in their future? To explore this issue, KLRU and United Way Capital Area invite you to a special screening of It All Adds Up.

This documentary, produced by Academy Award-winning director Sue Marx, on the academic enrichment and mentoring program called Math Corps. The film features engaging and heart-warming interviews with alumni and current campers who testify to the life-changing impact of this project. Austin education leaders will discuss how to apply these principles in Central Texas.

You can change the course of Austin’s future, and it starts with knowledge. RSVP now!