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VBB kicks off its 2013-14 Borderlines productions with "Marking History," which explores shared issues between two regions — India-Pakistan-Bangladesh and U.S.-Mexico — through multidisciplinary art productions. The event looks back at what that transpired on May 7, 1978 in Moody Park, where what may have begun as a peaceful Cinco de Mayo celebration turned violent and left a lasting impact on the community and the Houston Police Department, according to the organizers.
The afternoon includes an opening blessing by Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, a spoken word performance by dee!colonize, a shrine/altar installation dedicated to individuals affected by police and border brutality, and a potluck.
Guests are encouraged to bring a meaningful photograph or item for the installation and a potluck dish to share.
This production is curated by Monica Villarreal with the support of VBB's Borderlines artist curatorial team, which includes Rob Block, Jimmy Castillo, Autumn Knight, Robert Pruitt, Harbeer Sandhu and Sehba Sarwar.