Events

 

Jan. 22 - Let's Go to Spain! Information session

01/22/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • Free
BCA is hosting a tour to Spain May 27-June 8 so come find out what it is all about. "From Sonora to Spain: Tracing the Hispanic Origins of Culture and Pilgrimage" includes time to explore Madrid, travel via mini-bus to historic cities and trace the historic Camino de Santiago, made famous in Martin Sheen's movie "The Way." Alex La Pierre & Jerry Haas

Jan 23, 2018 Breakfast and the Border: Issues in Diplomacy with Chris Teal, US State Department

01/23/2018 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $20.00  -  BCA Member
  • $25.00  -  BCA Non-member
Breakfast Forum: Chris Teal is a career diplomat with US State Department, most recently serving as Consul General at the US Consulate in Nogales, Mexico. Previously he was served posts in Sri Lanka, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Guadalajara, Mexico. Currently on sabbatical, Mr. Teal continues to be keenly interested in US-Mexico relations. His presentation will be followed by time for questions and answers. Price includes breakfast.

Jan 23, 2018 Ebenezer Bassett: The First African-American Diplomat ~ Chris Teal, US State Dpt.

01/23/2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  BCA Non-member
Shortly after the Civil War, President Grant appointed Ebenezer Bassett to Haiti as our ambassador. The intense politics and personalities of the time offer a profile in courage and diplomacy. Chris Teal, a career diplomat with the US State Department, is the author of his biography, "Hero of Hispaniola". The class will include a discussion of Bassett's life, as well as a trailer of the documentary Teal is directing on Bassett during his sabbatical.

Jan 31, 2018 Mexico: History, Context & Culture Class - Session One

01/31/2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • Free
Many of us who come to Southern Arizona from other parts of the country know little about our neighbor to the south. This introductory course is in three sessions; attendees can sign up for one, two or all three sessions. In this first session we'll explore Mexico's indigenous origins, the Spanish Conquest and Colonial period which ended in 1810. Jerry Haas, Executive Director of BCA, and Alex La Pierre, BCA's program director are the instructors. This Borderlands Forum class will meet at BMO Harris Bank, 270 W. Continental in Green Valley. Time: 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

Feb. 6: Rescuing a Sonoran Row House in Tucson's Barrio Viejo

02/06/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  BCA Non-member
To the casual observer, the average row house in the barrio doesn't look like much. Yet these Sonoran adobe shelters are surprisingly efficient, and they shaped the lifestyle of the neighborhood. Kathe Lison tells the story of painstakingly restoring one of these house and then making it into her home.

Feb 7, 2018 Mexico: History, Context and Culture Class - Session Two

02/07/2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM MT
  • Free
Many of us who come to Southern Arizona from other parts of the country know little about our neighbor to the south. This introductory course is in three sessions; attendees can sign up for one, two or all three sessions. In this second session we'll tell the story from Mexico's Independence in 1810 to the modern era, with a few detours into the rich history of Sonora, the state just south of Arizona. Jerry Haas, Executive Director of BCA, and Alex La Pierre, BCA's program director are the instructors. This Borderlands Forum class will meet at BMO Harris Bank, 270 W. Continental in Green Valley. Time: 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

February 13, 2018 Sex, Politics & Conquest: The Story of La Malinche in the Fall of Mexico

02/13/2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Non BCA Member
Sex, Politics and Conquest: The Astonishing Story of La Malinche in the Fall of Mexico
Join us for a seminar on the most famous/notorious woman in the history of Mexico. Malinche
was sold into slavery as a child and as a beautiful young women was given to the Spanish as a
concubine. But through her courage, intelligence and will to survive, she became Hernan
Cortes’ translator and lover, and from 1519 to 1521 was a central figure in the conflict between
the Spanish and Aztecs. Was Malinche the ultimate traitor to her people, or was she a role model
and the mother of the Mexican people? This seminar will feature music, video, images and
spirited group discussion.

Feb 14, 2018 Mexico: History, Context and Culture Class - Session Three

02/14/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MT
  • Free
Many of us who come to Southern Arizona from other parts of the country know little about our neighbor to the south. This third session will be in Nogales, Arizona at the Mexican Consulate, followed by an optional journey "across the line" into Mexico for a delightful lunch at La Roca Restaurant. In the first two sessions of this class, we explored a timeline of Mexico's history. In this session, we'll explore more of Mexico's culture and context with the help of staff from the Mexican Consulate. Guides for the journey: Jerry Haas, Executive Director of BCA, and Alex La Pierre, BCA's program director are the instructors. Carpool from Green Valley departing at 9:30 from the Continental Mall. The class begins at the Mexican Consulate at 10:00 am and concludes at 11:30, followed by the optional lunch. BRING YOUR PASSPORTS if you are joining us for lunch.

FULL: February 21, 2018 The Borderlands Forum: Hands On Tortilla Workshop

02/21/2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET
  • $25.00  -  BCA Members
  • $35.00  -  Non BCA Member
Taught by Minerva Orduno Rincon [ professional chef, former food writer for the Phoenix New Times and author of www.cucumbersandlimes.com ], workshop participants will participate in in making corn, flour and wheat tortillas from scratch. Participants will gain first hand experience from mixing the dough to shaping and cooking. Attendees should dress comfortably and be prepared to stand for brief periods. Along with learning how to make tortillas, workshop will include information on the history of tortillas in Mexico, such as regional preferences, sizes and uses. Learn for yourself the cornerstone for Mexican cuisine.

March 6: The Battle of Nogales: Motivations & Origins

03/06/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  BCA Non-member
100 years ago a battle took place in Nogales at the US-Mexico border. Since this was 1918 during WWI, intriguing questions persist: What actually took place? Was German involved? Why did President Wilson order 100,000 US troops to pursue Pancho Villa? our presenter is Axel Holm, a Nogales native and former director of Pimeria Alta Museum.

March 14: "The Way" (2010 film starring Martin Sheen) & Invitation to Spain

03/14/2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • Free
Produced in 2010, this movie tells the story of a bereaved father played by Martin Sheen and his decision to complete his son's pilgrimage walk through northern Spain. The "way" ("El Camino") plays a significant role in helping the father come to grips with his grief. Beautiful scenery and a moving ending make this a movie to remember. The film will be concluded with an informational meeting and invitation for BCA's From Sonora To Spain: Tracing the Origins of Hispanic Culture & Pilgrimage May/June 2018 Trip.
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