How Shows Like 'One Day At a Time' Bring Awareness to Latinx Issues

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In an ACLU-sponsored panel at ATX Television Festival, creators Gloria Calderon Kellett, Tanya Saracho and Mauricio Mota discussed how their series help ensure authentic representation of current issues on television.

Storytelling can be a powerful tool.

In a world where the president calls immigrants "animals," where some people get their news from single sources, showrunners like One Day at a Time creator Gloria Calderon Kellett, Vida creator Tanya Saracho and East Los High creator Mauricio Mota are now more than ever making sure that their series help ensure authentic representation of current issues on television and inspire audiences to take action about said issues.

In a discussion at ATX Television Festival moderated by ACLU Immigration Advocacy Leader Lorella Praeli, the trio explained how they're trying to humanize certain issues by bringing visibility to them — particularly immigration.

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