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
(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