‘Beyond Borders: An MTV Tr3s immigration forum’ premieres september 29th
MTV Tr3s is giving voice to Latino youth who are ready to go beyond the politics and rhetoric of the immigration debate when it broadcasts “Beyond Borders: An MTV Tr3s Immigration Forum,” a historic, first-ever of its kind on network TV event, on Saturday, September 29th at 6 PM. The 30-minute televised forum brings together artists, young people and expert panelists from the worlds of music, politics, academia, media and pop culture to explore solutions to the immigration crisis and discuss its impact on their families, education and everyday lives.
“The immigration debate has ignited the passions of young people across the country but the issues are particularly personal for our audience,” said Lily Neumeyer, Vice President of Programming and Production for MTV Tr3s. “This forum was designed to elicit real solutions young people have for an issue that impacts them directly and indirectly.”
Hosted by prominent Latino journalist Gustavo Arellano, “Beyond Borders: An MTV Tr3s Immigration Forum” features panelists Residente of the Latin Grammy winning group Calle 13, U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra, Voto Latino representatives “Ugly Betty” actress Ana Ortiz and West Coast rapper Malverde, and a representative from National Council of La Raza. The Forum is broadcast from Cal State L.A., site of the first Chicano Studies program in the country.