Download or view Thriving Folklife: Tucson’s 85705 Past, Present, and Future, a report of our work and the stories gathered by community folklorists.
Join us to celebrate the release of our report, “Thriving Folklife: Tucson’s Past, Present & Future”
Saturday April 1st 3-6pm
Barrio Blue Moon Garden
1501 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ
Food from Taco Rustico and refreshments will be provided thanks to Ward 3.
Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) was one of many partners that worked to animate the City of Tucson’s Thrive in the ’05 initiative through activities designed to mobilize the community through tree-planting, painting the streets, and hosting events in the Thrive area. SFA engaged communities through pop-up events and a six-week Community Folklorist Field School. Our goal was to support both short- and long-term impacts of Neighborhood Goal, Strategy #4 “Strengthen the identity of the area through creative place making and artistic, historic, and cultural preservation,” Action A: “Use storytelling, cultural asset mapping, and events to preserve the cultural heritage of the neighborhood.”
The results of our efforts along with the stories gathered by community folklorists are published in a new report, “Thriving Folklife: Tucson’s Past, Present & Future.”
Come celebrate and see the work of the ’05 community!