Feb 23, 2019 Foods of the Sonoran Desert

02/23/2019 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $15.00  -  BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Non BCA Member
This lecture aims to introduce the broad range of foods used by the people of the Sonoran Desert before the Columbian exchange, as well as those introduced into the landspace by European settlers which have become symbolic of the Sonoran region. From the wild greens called quelites, continuing to dot our landscape, to ate de membrillo, wheat flour, and lizard soup, this lecture hopes to pay tribute to the wide range of foods found in the very green Sonoran Desert.

Mar 7, 14, 21 2019 US Immigration Then & Now

03/07/2019 02:00 PM - 03/21/2019 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $30.00  -  BCA member
  • $40.00  -  BCA non-member
This three-week educational program will focus on the United States immigration system and how it affects people across the world coming to the US to visit, conduct business, obtain employment, seek asylum, and gain citizenship. Throughout each weekly session, special emphasis will be placed on immigration policies and consequences affecting the Borderland region of the southwest United States.

March 8,2019 Mining Heritage of the Borderlands

03/08/2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Free Event: Suggested Donation $10.00
Local historian Dan Judkins will share the history of mining in the Pimería Alta (Arizona-Sonora Borderlands) beginning in the Spanish period. The presentation will highlight the 1736 discovery of the planchas de plata (silver slabs) at Rancho Arizona, a few miles southwest of today's Nogales, Sonora, and the ensuing frenzy of mining activity in the area.

This talk will touch on the legends associated with "lost Jesuit treasure" and the "treasures of Tumacácori." Primary source accounts on the area's mineral richness by Forty-Niners who passed down the Santa Cruz Valley as well as their later efforts to develop silver mines in Southern Arizona will be discussed. This presentation also offers an opportunity to learn about the history of several of the most-prolific area mines: Mowry's Patagonia mine, the Salero mine and Hacienda Santa Rita, the Sópori silver mine, the Heintzelman mine at Cerro Colorado, and Ruby and the Oro Blanco mining district.

March 11, 2019 The Uplifting Music of Cuba

03/11/2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $15.00  -  BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Non BCA Member
The Uplifting Music of Cuba

Join us for an exhilarating plunge into the music of Cuba. This wonderful blend of African rhythm and European melody has shaped music wherever you turn. You can hear the Cuban influence in classical music, ragtime, tango, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, funk, hiphop, Mexican music and, of course, salsa. This presentation will feature multimedia filmed by our presenters in Cuba just weeks ago. Russ and Blyth Carpenter, are experienced authors, teachers and speakers.

Seating is limited. Please call Tubac Presidio for reservations 520-398-2252

Eréndira Ikikunari film screening in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico

03/15/2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
The feature film Eréndira Ikikunari (2006) is based on a 16th century legend. It tells the story of a young girl, Eréndira, who became an icon of bravery during the destruction of her world by the Spanish conquistadors. The intruders took advantage of conflicts and discord among the Mexican natives that allowed the newcomers to reap the spoils of a country divided. But Eréndira refused to allow her nation to be destroyed and stood up against the social conventions that prohibited women from participating in warfare. It took extreme courage for her to capture and learn to ride one of the Spaniards’ horses— seen as terrifying creatures by the natives. However, in this fashion, Eréndira won the respect of tribal leaders and became a symbol of resistance and the preservation of her culture. She was an exceptional woman, who fought to attain the dignity and respect that her culture only granted men.

Border Community Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Tubac, AZ. BCA's mission is bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange. 
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