MSNBC is bringing back its next iteration of “The Culture Is,” and this time, it is all about the Latinas who are making moves. Justina Machado, who starred in the Netflix reboot of “One Day At A Time,” hosted the interviews and roundtable discussion. It is the second one-hour special in the series, following “The Culture is: Black Women.”
So many incredible Latinas joined Machado for “The Culture is: Latina,” talking on topics ranging from Latina culture to the role of identity to the impacts of the Latina vote. They even dive into what their experiences as a Latina in America have done to shape their work and their personal lives.
MSNBC went all out with the cast of Latinas included in the discussion. Justina Machado first interviews Rosie Perez, who has been one of the most constant faces of Latina representation in the entertainment industry. The roundtable brought together some of the greatest Latina minds, from food to storytelling to activism. Julissa Arce, Gloria Estefan, Maria Hinojosa, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Bricia Lopez, Janel Martinez, Mónica Ramírez, and Gina Torres participated in the roundtable.
This is a four-part series with two more specials in the works to talk about the lived experiences of more women of color and the way their cultures have shaped society, and how society has shaped them. Joy-Ann Reid hosted the first special of the series giving attention and love to Black women and their culture. The following two specials will focus on Asian and Pacific Islander women and Indigenous women.
“The Culture Is: Latina” will air on August 7 at 10 p.m. EST on MSNBC.