Border Narrative Change Graphic by NALAC

Trucha Awarded the Border Narrative Change Grant

Words by Josue Ramirez

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Trucha is proud to announce the support from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and the Ford Foundation as one of the recipients of the Border Narrative Change Grant. The grant is meant to, “support artists/ensembles, cultural workers, collectives and organizations that embody the stories, cultural knowledge and innovation of border communities and/or migrant populations.” 

 

The funding will finance Trucha’s Rio Grande Creatives Project which highlights the RGV cultural landscape through articles, videos and new media that share original narratives of the region’s artists. Trucha will also collaborate with local organizations in creative ways that mobilize the RGV community on immigrant rights, reproductive rights, racial justice and the environment. 

 

Additionally three RGV artists and creative projects received the award as well including; Nansi Guevara, Xandra Treviño, and Pansy Pachanga. Brownsville artist Nansi Guevara will develop an animation series about the borderlands called “Yali y the Magic Valley.” Xandra Trevino’s podcasting project, Palmas del Valle, will focus on demystifying local social justice efforts through a series of interviews with various Brownsville change makers. Lastly, the program will support the production of Pansy Pachanga, a documentary film on the history of the South Texas border region’s LGBTQ+ community.

 

We are honored to be included in a cohort of amazing cultural workers locally and from different communities across Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and Mexico. We look forward to continuing to expand the perception about the border region into one that is more holistic and centers the experiences and viewpoint of creatives, activists and individuals on the margins.

 

Learn more about NALAC and other Border Narrative Change Grant projects.

 

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