This Binational Encuentro creates a space for migrants, artists, activists, organizers, community leaders, scholars, and the general public to participate in workshops, contribute to roundtable discussions, and view dynamic performances that address what it means to be a gendered border crosser. Through the lens of gender and sexuality, artists from Mexico City, Tucson, Phoenix, and Douglas will explore concepts of border, territory, and displacement. Workshops, roundtables, and performances will take place in both Tucson and Douglas, AZ.


October 11, 2018

Artist Workshops: 10 AM - 9 PM

Museum Of Contemporary Art In Tucson

265 S Church Ave. Tucson, 85701

By exposing and exploring the fundamental role of the imagination within contemporary culture, the creative workshops will be a space of encounter. Participants will experiment with a wide range of art practices around the concepts of migration, displacement, ethnic trauma, memory and identity through the lenses of gender and sexuality.

October 12, 2018

Community Roundtables: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Arizona History Museum
949 E 2nd Street, Tucson, 85719

The roundtables will consist of collaborating artists, community leaders, and scholars who will engage in dialogue about gendered border politics. The roundtable format encourages discussions of complex and contradictory issues from a variety of disciplines.

Public Performance - October 13, 2018

Parting Memories and Other Encuentros • 7pm

By Violeta Luna and Collaborating Artists

Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85705

Public Performance - October 14, 2018

Encuentros en la Frontera • 5pm

By Collaborating
Encuentro Artists

(simultaneous performances both sides of the US/Mexico border – west along the border wall)

  • Raul H. Castro Port of Entry, 15 Pan American Ave, Douglas, AZ 85607
  • Aduana de Agua Prieta, Panamericana, Sector Industrial, 84210 Agua Prieta, Son., Mexico

Final Performance - October 19, 2018

Encuentros Around Us • 6pm

By 11 Collaborating Encuentro Artists

October 19, 2018
MSA Annex, 267 South Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85745



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