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Show & Tell: Barrio Stories Project
February 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm| Free
In the late 1960s, a culturally diverse, 80 acre residential and business district in Downtown Tucson was demolished as a consequence of urban renewal and the construction of the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) complex. Over 100 years of historically significant and irreplaceable cultural spaces, shops, homes, restaurants, and entertainment venues (notably La Plaza Theatre) were wiped out.
However, through the work of University of Arizona faculty, Borderlands Theater and the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), the Barrio Stories Project is reviving the history of this neighborhood by sharing the stories of its residents. The free February Show & Tell @ Playground event is a preview and overview of Barrio Stories and its upcoming March 5-6, 2016 Borderlands Theater performances.