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Tuesday, September 10 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
In Conversation with Yalitza Aparicio

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An in-depth conversation with the first Indigenous Mexican Academy Award-nominated actress, Yalitza Aparicio (Mixtec/Triqui), who made her acting debut in "Roma" in 2018. Moderated by Mexican director, playwright, and actress Ofelia Medina, founder of The Health Trust for Indigenous Children in Mexico. Part of a cultural collaboration between the Kennedy Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Ofelia Medina

Dancer, actress, director, playwright and social activist. Since 1985, she has worked with native communities to defend their rights and create productions connected to their languages and expressions. In 1990, she founded the Health Trust for Indigenous Children in Mexico, which... Read More →
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Yalitza Aparicio

Originally from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Aparicio is a Mexican actress who made her acting debut in Roma (2018). Before stardom she pursued a career in pre-school education and one day hopes to open a daycare center that supports single mothers. She is the first Indigenous American woman... Read More →

Tuesday September 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
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