Barrio Stories | Community Walking Tours

Este Es Mi Barrio | La Broa' | The Latino Cultural Corridor

This video happened as a result of the Broad Street Latino Cultural Corridor Barrio Tours, held in April, May and June of 2019.

It was created in part with funds from the Providence Tourism Council, the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, the Providence Dept. of Art, Culture & Tourism and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Rhode Island Latino Arts | Latino Oral History Project will be continuing and expanding our very successful Barrio Tours, a public history project that will celebrate the City of Central Falls and the people, places, and community life in neighborhoods that are significant to the Latino Community.

Led by neighborhood residents and students in Central Falls, the tours will take you through main streets and side streets of this one-square-mile urban city.

Beginning in June of 2019, a team of Central Falls students and elders will be organizing a series of pláticas that will lead to the creation of a map and a short video. The maps will become a self-guided walking tour of Central Falls, starting on Dexter Street and taking you around through other neighborhoods of the city.

Este Es Mi Barrio | Calcutt Middle School | Central Falls

Summer 2019 — Students at the Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls — born and raised there as well as Newcomers to America — met once a week with RILA's Executive Director and Community Oral Historian to learn the history of Central Falls. They mapped out places they learned about and added areas that to them were special and that they now call "home." On the final day of class, students took to the streets with video cameras in hand and recorded their favorite spots. Below is the video that stood out among them all — it highlights one hidden gem in Central Falls, as well as one of the most popular spots in the city.
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Funds for this project have been made possible in part by a Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant.