Nuestras Historias

News & Updates from Nuestras Raíces @RILA

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In the early hours of March 14, 2020 residents on Pine Street, on the Central Falls-Pawtucket city line, were awakened to see this view.

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Welcome to Diana!

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We would like to welcome Diana Figueroa to Nuestras Raíces @RILA!

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Theatricizing Our Oral Histories

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Rhode Island Latino Arts and Nuestras Raíces have commissioned an original monologue written and directed by Marcel Mascaró and starring Magnolia Pérez as Doña Fefa.

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Este Es Mi Barrio | This is My Neighborhood

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Residents of the Broad Street and Cranston Street neighborhoods in Providence and Dexter Street in Central Falls are invited to participate in monthly pláticas (community conversations).

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Oral History Best Practices Workshops 2018

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RILA’s Executive Director and Nuestras Raíces Project Director will offer Oral History Best Practices Workshops in 2018

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To Rhode Island from Puerto Rico | Hurricane María

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History is not about the ancient past, or even about what took place 10 years ago.

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Encuentro 2018 hosted by RI Latino Arts

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Providence, RI – Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC), Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) will present a three-day historic preservation and cultural heritage conference in Providence, RI. Encuentro 2018 will be held on April 26-28, 2018 at the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies, Downtown Campus with additional programs elsewhere in Providence and the Blackstone Valley.

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RILA's Nuestras Raíces receives Creative Community Award

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On June 9, 2017 Rhode Island Latino Arts received the Creative Economy Award for Excellence in Cultural Community Development in New England at the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) 2017 Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) held in New London, CT.

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Theatricizing Oral Histories | Stage Presence: How to Deliver Your Monologue

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Rebecca Noon, Actor/Creator/Producer and Community Engagement Coordinator and Teaching Artist at Trinity Repertory Company, will lead us through this participatory workshop on how to deliver our oral history monologues to a live audience.

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Theatricizing Oral Histories | An Introduction to Scriptwriting


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Mark Valdez, writer and director who has worked at theaters across the country, will lead us through an introduction to scriptwriting workshop.

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