Show & Tell 2023

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FALL 2023


October 19, 2023



Our next Show & Tell spotlights the newly selected Fronteridades Fellows to give us an insight on their exciting work involving research and humanities on the U.S. Mexico Borderlands. The Fronteridades Fellowship program supports UArizona faculty and graduate students conducting interdisciplinary border research to broaden and deepen our understanding of the narratives, experiences, knowledges, histories, performances, spaces, and heritages that shape and are shaped by the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Join us for a presentation, Q&A, and light refreshments.

Tucson Roots: Writing Memory and Community

Sept. 19, 2023


Show and tell Flyer 09/29/2023

Join us for an evening with three homegrown Tucson authors, each exploring unique literary terrains. While Dr. Lydia Otero delves into their life during the 1980s in L.A. Interchanges: A Brown & Queer Memoir,' Melani "Mele" Martinez will discuss her upcoming book, "El Molino," which explores the history of a family restaurant, El Rapido, that once thrived in Tucson. Logan Phillips will read some poems from the newest addition to his series of visual meditations and writings. Show & Tell is a multimedia community event. This fun, informal space allows scholars, artists, performers and community members to share innovative work and creative new ideas. These participatory events are open to the public and always free.



Mujeres En Mezcal

April 28, 2023


Mujeres En Mezcal RSVP on Eventbrite, April 28th 6PM to 8:30

As a part of this year's Agave Heritage Festival, our Show & Tell will passed the mic to three women makers of mezcal; Diana Pinzon, Sandra Ortiz Brena, and Silvia Phillon who spoke about the rich cultural history of Agave and their journey in leading and reshaping the industry.

This Show & Tell is with support and partnership of the 2023 Agave Heritage Festival.

Watch the Q&A 

Remembering Tucson's Past, Reimagining its Future: A conversation

March 9, 2023


At this Show & Tell, Confluencenter gives a platform to Tucson community leaders and officials as they help us envision what a future in diverse and just placemaking looks like when it honors the past and adapts to meet the needs of the present and anticipate the future.

Remembering Tucson's Past, Re-imagining its Future: A Conservation. February 23 Location Sosa Carrillo Mexican American Museum 151 S Granada Ave, RSVP Today


  • Alisha Vasquez, 5th generation Tucsonan, historian, Mexican American Heritage & History Museum in Tucson AZ co-director, & disabled activist
  • Lane Santa Cruz, 2nd generation Tucsonan, Tucson council member, PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies
  • Shay Jimenez, 5th generation Tucsonan, principal designer & owner of CUADRO
  • Moderator: Elva De La Torre, KXCI Community Radio Executive Director

Re-Activating Tucson's Downtown History

27 January, 2023


Flyer for Spring 2023, Reactivating Tucson's Downtown History, Location: Sosa Carrillo Mexican American Museum, 151 S. Granada Ave Friday January 27th, Save the date and join us for a panel discussion with historians and civic leaders Lydia Otero, Betty Villegas, and Mayor Regina Romero

Save the date and join Confluencenter on January 27th at the Sosa Carrillo Mexican American Museum as we come together in community to re-activate downtown Tucson history through the insights of expert historians and civic leaders Lydia Otero, Betty Villegas, and Mayor Regina Romero.