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America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia

Event Start DateWednesday, October 10, 2012
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join KPBS for a screening of PBS’ Need to Know election special, "America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia," featuring award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. The film will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Maria Hinojosa herself, about the changing face of San Diego’s immigrant communities, and its impact on local and national politics. Panelists include International Rescue Committee San Diego Executive Director Robert Montgomery and UCSD Political Science Professor Tom Wong.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screening starts at 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to enjoy free sambusas and an international tea bar from 6:30 to 7 p.m..

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Program Description: Need to Know Special Edition
"America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia" is the story of a small town of 7,500 people that has gone from being 90% white in the 1980s to less than 14% white today. Located in the shadow of Stone Mountain, Clarkston was once a gathering place for Ku Klux Klan cross burnings and today is home to thousands of refugees from Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq and Bhutan - along with some forty other countries. This special is an intimate look at how changing demographics are reshaping the political landscape of America.

ContactLaura Garcia | lagarcia@kpbs.org | (619) 594-2487
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