Above: Photo of award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.
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 P
rofessor, Tom Wong.
*Attendees are invited to enjoy free sambusas and an international tea bar from 6:30 to 7 PM.
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.