Aimee Garcia Wants to Inspire the "Next Generation" of Latinas in Hollywood

"We need more Latina writers, directors, producers and actors" the actress says

By Diana Marti Sep 22, 2017 3:32 PMTags
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For Aimee Garcia, it's about inspiring the next generation of Latinas in Hollywood and she wants to do it by telling her story. 

The 38-year-old actress isn't the only one, stars like Kate del Castillo and Karla Souza have the same mission. That's why these three stars and many others will be joining on a panel discussion on Saturday titled "How do Latinas experience Hollywood" hosted by The Academy. 

"I'm honored to be on The Academy's panel to discuss my experience in Hollywood because hopefully, it will inspire the next generation of Latinas to create the change they want to see," the Lucifer star tells E! News. "We need more Latina writers, directors, producers and actors so I"m happy to share my story to encourage more Latinas to become storytellers."

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The event will take place on Sep. 23 in Beverly Hills and will feature many Latina directors, writers, producers, and publicists from the industry sharing their experiences from throughout their career.

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"They'll be discussing their dreams, inspirations, and challenges, these artists, and industry professionals will reflect on such issues as the meaning of the image of Latinas on screen — and assumptions made behind the camera," the event's page states. 

"The Academy has provided a platform to showcase some of the best Latino films made to date and I think that's extremely important because film is the most empathetic form of storytelling and influences how the world sees our community," Garcia says.

If you'd like to attend this free event, click here

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