Ponte Trucha, A Recap of 2021

Words by Josue Rawmirez

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It has been a whirlwind since the Trucha launch in February 2021, when the country was reeling from an attempted insurrection on the nation’s capital and the rising COVID-19 related deaths. 


The hope for normality from the announcement of a COVID-19 Vaccine and the election of a new president was short-lived. Misinformation and the vilification of facts and the truth showed us the importance of diverse counter-narratives.

It is clear that now more than ever, we must be hyper-aware of our surroundings for the safety and benefit of the people in the Rio Grande Valley. Tenemos que ponernos Trucha!

It has been a whirlwind since the Trucha launch in February 2021, when the country was reeling from an attempted insurrection and the rising COVID-19 related deaths. It is clear that now more than ever, we must be hyper-aware of our surroundings for the safety and benefit of the people in the Rio Grande Valley. Tenemos que ponernos Trucha!

That is partly why Trucha exists. We are an independent multimedia platform dedicated to the Rio Grande Valley’s people, culture, and social movements.

We craft a nuanced and holistic narrative about the Rio Grande Valley community.

OUR PURPOSE

We create and curate audio, video, writing, multimedia projects, and community events that support local progressive culture.

OUR PROMISE

We provide a platform and resources to those who want to engage in conversation on critical issues impacting our region, the arts, culture, and their intersections.  

OUR MISSION

To inform our readers, inspire our community, and build a collective infrastructure to share the stories of our gente for the world.

OUR VISION

To develop and sustain a platform to showcase the authentic stories from our creative community. Together we will cultivate a grassroots multimedia narrative of the Frontera.

Some of our accomplishments since our February 2021 launch include:

It has been a whirlwind since the Trucha launch in February 2021, when the country was reeling from an attempted insurrection and the rising COVID-19 related deaths. It is clear that now more than ever, we must be hyper-aware of our surroundings for the safety and benefit of the people in the Rio Grande Valley. Tenemos que ponernos Trucha!

Articles Published: 

  • 18 Articles on Social Justice 
  • 7 Articles on Arts and Culture
  • Total of 24

Videos Published: 

  • 11 Videos on Social Justice Issues
  • 7 Videos on Arts and Culture
  • 2 Trucha en la Lucha con Kween Beatrix
  • Total of 20

 

Participated in 4 Actions/Interventions: 

  • The Beyond Borders, Beyond Binaries Fundraiser for the Rainbow Bridge.
  • A Movement Journalism Workshop with the Texas Observer and the RGV EVN. 
  • Sabado Night Live  with Another Gulf is Possible, Las Imaginistas and the Hidalgo County DSA
  • The RGV Rental Relief event with the Voces Unidas Housing Working Group.

 

Implemented the following arts programs:

  • The De La Casa Artist Residency: 
    • Showcased and funded 2 proposals by 4 artists.
    • Held an exhibition at the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum. 
  • The Creative Support Project with ARISE Adelante.
    • Facilitated a 4-week arts workshops with 20 rural high school students.
    • Collaborated with 3 local artists for the craft, drawing, and ceramic workshops.
  • The Miraaa Media Festival:
    • Collaborated with local artists to develop a digital experimental media fest.
    • Showcased over 20 RGV artists and 12 new media creations/short films.
Design by Andres Sanchez
Design by Andres Sanchez
Save the Date for the Arte De La Casa Exhibition.
Save the Date for the Arte De La Casa Exhibition.
It has been a whirlwind since the Trucha launch in February 2021, when the country was reeling from an attempted insurrection and the rising COVID-19 related deaths. It is clear that now more than ever, we must be hyper-aware of our surroundings for the safety and benefit of the people in the Rio Grande Valley. Tenemos que ponernos Trucha!
  • In 2021 Trucha supported over 40 local artists, 
  • Reached over 30K  people through our website and social media,
  • Raised $90K in grants and donations in 2021,
  • and invested over $45K in the RGV Creative Economy.  
 

If you like our work, consider supporting us and donate via Paypal!

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