Networking Gatherings to Watch a Special on Oaxaca on Latinos Based National Television and Mobilize: April 19, 9pm

Ana Cardona wrote:



Mi name is Maricruz Badia, I am the outreach coordinator for HITN, the channel that educates and entertains, the first national public television network for Latinos in the United States. I am writing because on Thursday April 19 at 9 PM Eastern Time, we will broadcast a new edition of our production Latinoamerica Hoy about the current social movement in Oaxaca.

This Latinoamerica Hoy program will present the premier in Spanish of the documentary “Land, Rain and Fire: Report from Oaxaca” produced by social independent filmmaker Tami Gold and Gerardo Renique professor and writer of Latin American History. Following the documentary journalist Juan Carlos Fernández will moderate a live discussion on the current status of the social movement in Oaxaca with Gold, Renique and a journalist from that region in Mexico. The viewers will be able to call in and send emails during the discussion. We will also present “El Golpe” a 12 minute video that gives an update of the current struggle in Oaxaca.

We want to work with communities who are supportive of the movement in Oaxaca to make sure that as many people as possible tune in and participate in the program.

For this reason, my department is seeking to collaborate with groups or individuals interested in this topic to coordinate gatherings the day of the broadcast in centers, churches or homes around the US.

If you are interested in organizing a gathering in your community or if you know of a group that might be interested, please call or email me as soon as possible at 1-800-294-4486 ext. 3801 or

I hope we’re in touch soon. Scroll further down for information on the documentary and the producers.


HITN can be watched in all of the United States through the following satellite channels: 438 on Direct TV, and 843 & 9401 on Dish Network. HITN can also be viewed through the following cable systems:

CA: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose & Santa Clara (AT&T U-verse, ch 3055)
CA: Watsonville, Capitola, Central, San Luis Obispo, West Sacramento & Turlock (Charter Cable, ch 264)
CO: Denver (Comcast, ch 649)
CT: New Haven, Hartford & Stamford (AT&T U-verse, ch 3055)
IN: Indianapolis (AT&T U-verse, ch 3055)
MO: Kansas City (Time Warner Cable, ch 167)
NJ: Parts of the counties of Bergen & Hudson (Time Warner Cable, ch 811)
NV: Reno (Charter Cable, ch 264)
NY: Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn (Time Warner Cable, ch 811)
TX: Austin (Time Warner Cable, ch 645)
TX: Houston & San Antonio (AT&T U-verse, ch 3055)
TX: San Antonio (Time Warner Cable, ch 294)
WA: Statewide (Charter Cable, ch 264)

Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) is the first and only Latino/Spanish-language public television network providing educational and cultural programming in the United States. HITN was founded in 1987 with the intention of advancing the educational, cultural, socioeconomic and political aspirations of Latinos living in the US. Some of HITN’s programming highlights include: GED en Español, a series that prepares viewers to obtain their high school diploma; EASY English, a series of classes to teach Spanish speakers basic and intermediate English language skills; Dialogo de Costa a Costa, a daily live talk show that provides a forum for Latinos to call in live to give their opinions and ask questions on key issues affecting their families and communities; and Latinoamerica Hoy a live discussion program that provides the audience the opportunity to watch documentaries and discuss topics of current interest throughout Latin American. For more information visit:

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