Chinese/Hispanic history program tour coming up on Sat. September 15, via bus or by car/bike or by walking:
Check out the schedule for this tour. There will be presentations and performances and food (for sale) at each stop. People who knew the Chinese groceries of their neighborhood were interviewed, and their memories, photos, & artifacts of the past will be presented. From the press release:
Beyond Groceries is a project supported by a grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council (PLACE III Initiative) that celebrates the neighborhood relationships of Chinese grocers. We have focused on 5 neighborhoods: Barrio Hollywood, Barrio Anita, Iron Horse Neighborhood, South Tucson, and Barrio Viejo. We have interviewed neighbors, collected artifacts, and done two food heritage videos, one of them on Chinese Chorizo (the other on zongzi). On September 15th we will bring all this back to the neighborhoods on a party bus (the Rolling History Party).
We are celebrating the diversity and civil society of the neighborhoods themselves: because the focus neighborhoods are historic Hispanic areas, we are celebrating Hispanic heritage as well as Chinese. At every stop we will have Lion Dance and some other entertainment. At the first three stops the other entertainment will be Chinese dancers and Chinese yoyo. At the last two stops (South Tucson and Barrio Viejo) we will have Ballet Folklorico Xochitl and Mariachi Nueva Melodia, in addition to the Lion Dancer.
10 a.m. Barrio Hollywood, Grande Tortilla Factory
11:15 a.m. Barrio Anita
12:45 p.m. Iron Horse Neighborhood, Empire Market
2:15 p.m. South Tucson, Primavera Market
3:45 p.m. Barrio Viejo, Lalo Guerrero Elderly Housing
Tour costs $15 on the bus (includes box lunch), so make your reservation by calling 520-292-6900 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. Bus tour begins & ends at the Center, must pay & be there by 9:15 A.M. on September 15. Seating on the bus is limited, so reserve your space now.
See Website: www.tucsonchinese.org.