Nuestras Historias

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Este Es Mi Barrio | This is My Neighborhood

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Residents of the Broad Street and Cranston Street neighborhoods in Providence and Dexter Street in Central Falls are invited to participate in monthly pláticas (community conversations).

Rhode Island Latino Arts | Latino Oral History Project has received grants from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a public history project that celebrates people, places, and community life in three neighborhoods that are significant to the state’s Latino Community. The pláticas will provide a forum for residents to share the rich and diverse layers of human experience that make each neighborhood so distinctive. Participants will create three walking tours that are relevant to their neighborhoods.

Stipends will be available to Community Docents who commit to the following:

Attend monthly meetings between June 2018 and February 2019.
Attend these three workshops: Best Practices of Oral History Interviews, How to Give a Public Walking Tour, This is My Neighborhood.
Additional stipends are available to three people from each neighborhood who agree to offer at least one walking tour in the Spring of 2019 on these dates: April 3, May 4 and a date TBD in June.

An emphasis will be placed on locations relevant to Latinos in the three targeted communities, but
all are welcome and all community stories will be incorporated.

Thanks to a mini grant from the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, artists will be invited to participate to help us map out and create art & images that reflect each neighborhood, using information based on the targeted community pláticas.

We guarantee that new and meaningful friendships will happen!
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For general questions about the project, contact
Marta V. Martínez, Director of the Latino Oral History Project.

The first plática for the Broad Street/Cranston Street group is Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:30PM. For more details, contact: Marta V. Martínez

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About the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich our future. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to protecting America’s rich cultural legacy and helping build vibrant, sustainable communities that reflect our nation’s diversity. Follow us on Twitter @savingplaces.

About the Providence Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism
The Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (AC+T) ensures the continued development of a vibrant and creative city by integrating arts and culture into community life while showcasing Providence as an international cultural destination.


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