6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
The Amazon Original film “A Million Miles Away” is an inspiring true story based on the life of TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services alumnus, 2001 National TRIO Achiever Award recipient, and author José Hernández, the first migrant farmworker to become an American astronaut. The movie follows his determined journey from a young boy with dreams of space travel to achieving his goal through unwavering dedication, learning new skills, and never giving up in the face of rejection. Hernandez’s incredible story of perseverance and reaching his maximum potential serves as a powerful message of hope and self-belief, making this film an inspirational classic that encourages current TRIO participants and TRIO alums to follow their dreams.
Please ensure you have an Amazon Prime account ready for the movie screening. José Hernández kicks off the watch party with remarks via an interactive Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Listen to his TRIO story, get to know fellow participants, share your excitement, and prepare for an incredible movie night. At 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time, we’ll start the movie on Amazon Prime Video and distribute the unique link to join the party on Amazon Prime. After you’re in, sit back, relax, and enjoy the film with your TRIO community. Don’t miss out on this exceptional evening of entertainment, inspiration, and community. It’s more than just a movie night; it’s a celebration of unity and inspiration. You must register via this link in order to join the Zoom meeting room.