Resistencia Bookstore, Casa de Red Salmon Arts
Calendar of Events February 2016
Red Salmon Arts Presents
Rosewood is a historically African American neighborhood on the east side of Austin, Texas. It takes its name from Rosewood Avenue, which runs through the middle of the area. Rosewood was first settled by Europeans in the late 19th century, but from around the 1910s on, the City of Austin adopted as official policy the goal of segregating African Americans in East Austin.
Authors Jane H. Rivera, Ph.D., and Gilberto C. Rivera have been neighborhood activists in Rosewood for decades. They have added images and interview materials from their neighbors and images and information from the Austin History Center to document the transformation of Rosewood. Gilberto C. Rivera, a Rosewood native, has selected the best photographs from his personal collection to form the basis for Images of America: Austin’s Rosewood Neighborhood.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC), 600 River St. Austin, TX, 78701
Friday, Feb 26th | 7:30pm – 9:30pm Book Release Reading (Black Box)
Book release reading with an introduction by the editors followed by a reading from 16 of the published writers as well as artwork on display from the artists.
Saturday, Feb 27th | 10am – 4pm (Music Room and Dance Studio) | 4pm – 6pm (Black Box)
A one-day symposium of panels and workshops led by published writers, culminating in an afternoon reading featuring more literary and artistic work.