➤ Unveiling | August 15, 2015

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Marta V. Martínez, RILA Executive Director and oral historian shows Roberto González, one of the Latino pioneers interviewed for Nuestras Raíces, a section of the cart that shows his image.
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RILA's Board of Directors
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Congressman Langevin greets the crowd at the kick-off reception for Café Recuerdos.
August - September

➤ Sumer & Fall 2015 - Where Have We Been?

No wonder we’re tired! Tired, but very satisfied and feeling so energized hearing all the wonderful personal stories of Rhode Islanders - elders & youth, Rhode Island natives & new-comers, Latinos & non-Latinos. We’re grateful that so many people have opened up to us.

The cart will continue to travel around Rhode Island starting in early 2016, but with a new name and focus. Plans are underway to take it to Woonsocket, Pawtucket and Central Falls, where we will work with recent ELL immigrant youth. Bilingual workshops and story collecting will focus on teaching students about their local communities and neighborhoods, and helping them find a sense of place in their new homes.

Follow us. Stop by as we visit public places. Participate. Share your story.

Do you have a story to tell? Yes! We want to hear from you. Go here, fill out a preliminary form, submit and we will follow up.

Some of the collected stories have been posted online, on the website of Nuestras Raíces.
To read them, go here
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The Sankofa Farmer’s Market @the Knight Memorial Library • Wed. August 26, 2015
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South Providence Community Library • Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2015
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PRONK! Family Festival • Thu. August 27, 2015
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Trinity Repertory • September 1-14, 2015
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October - ¡CityArts! for Youth | Knight Memorial Library

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¡CityArts! for Youth • October 5-9, 2015
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Where are you from?
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Two views of Café Recuerdos

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Sharing stories

Knight Memorial Library • October 19-24

The artist took our roof to her studio and it was not returned before the scheduled date at the Knight Library library. However, the library staff was gracious and set it up anyway. They scheduled a coffee hour and talk with Project Director, Marta V. Martínez and students from the Jorge Alvarez High School.
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Knight Memorial Library • Children’s Room
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Modern-day Bustelo “K-Cups”
Funding for the creation and programming for Café Recuerdos has been provided in part by grants from these funders and supporters:
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The Kick-Off reception for Café Recuerdos was made possible in part with funds from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Café Recuerdos and an Artist Talk was featured at the kick-off event scheduled as part of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programs in partnership with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
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