Latino History in Central Falls: How RI Latino Arts Encourages Community Through History

2:00 pm May 19, 2024

Blackstone Valley Historical Society, 1873 Old Louisquisset PIke, Lincoln, RI

Annual Meeting of the BVHS at 1:30 pm before the talk.

Marta V. Martinez will give the Christine Nowak Lecture at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society on May 19. This presentation will focus on how Rhode Island Latino Arts, through Nuestras Raíces,  the Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island ( builds pride and stimulates civic activity among Latinos in Central Falls, through pláticas (collective conversations), oral history collection, barrios (neighborhood) tours and historical research. 

    We are excited to welcome Martinez, who is the founder and executive director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, founder of Nuestras Raices, and adjunct professor at Providence College. Her book, Latino History in Rhode Island: Nuestras Raices, was the basis for “La Broa”  (Broad Street) a play recently performed at Trinity Repertory Company