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Archive seeks to reclaim border narrative

The Reclaiming the Border Narrative digital archive is a collaboration meant to tell the story of the border through the eyes of people who live there.

Border archive Favianna Rodriguez, with the Center for Cultural Power, was master of ceremonies at the Reclaiming the Border Narrative archival launch on March 16, 2024.
Kathleen Dreier

UA Libraries’ Special Collections and the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry collaborated with dozens of U.S.-Mexico borderlands artists, advocates, journalists and more to build a digital archive of creative projects aimed at reclaiming the border narrative, advancing migrant justice, and addressing gaps in the archival record.

Favianna Rodriguez heads the Center for Cultural Power, which took the lead on the Reclaiming the Border Narrative Project.

“Those of us who are doing this work and who are producing visual art, videos, short films, it’s very critical that this work gets documented and recorded and available for future research and future engagement,” she said.

She says it is a living archive that will help create an authentic narrative about the border region.

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