VFest: Borderlands/Fronteras
CREDITS

In the summer of 1993, over 100 residents of the United States-Mexico border gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC to participate in the Smithsonian Institution's 1993 Festival of American Folklife. The Festival brought together a wide spectrum of people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Borders and Identity educational kit is based on the Festival program, using photographs, video and audio documentation from the Festival. The kit aims to contribute to an increased understanding of the complexities of Border culture through a focus on the peoples and places of the U.S.-Mexico border. The kit encourages students to examine how borders shape the experiences and identities of today's border residents, and how many of these same issues effect students as well, whether or not they live in the Border region

Many people participated in the research and development of the Borders and Identity educational kit. We are indebted to the participants and researchers from the Borderlands Program:

Participants: Richard Bernholz, Carlos Callejo, Guadalupe Carrasco Leyva, Agustín Castillo, Emilio Chaírez Muñoz, Julius Collins, Alonso Encina Herrera, Juvencio Extrada Maceda, Gertrude Factor Vásquez, Armando Flores, José Flores Cordova, Guadalupe Isabel Flores de Extrada, Mike L. Francisco, Romy Frías, Omar Galván, Joseph Alonzo Garcia, Moisés Garcia, Victor Augustine Garcia, Andrés García Moreno, Gilbert González, Gustavo "Sleepy" Grado Tiscareño, Reynaldo B. Hernández, Diego Hidalgo Alvarez, Blaine W. Juan, Antonio V. Layton, Benigno Layton, Norfilia Layton González, Pedro Gabriel González Castro, René Layton, José Luis Lee Sandoval, Anastasio León, Marie Leon, Olga Lidia Cortés, Lupe López, Gloria López López, Alice F. Lozano, Cirilo "El Palomo" Luna Franco, Miguel "El Gorrión" Luna Franco, Elia Hilda Maceda Flores, Jose O. Mendietta, Carmen Moreno, María Gloria Moroyoqui de Roques, Angel Norzagaray, Heriberto Norzagaray Norzagaray, María Paredes de Solís, Francisco Paulino Sierra Cruz, Frank N. Pedro, Benito Peralta, Oscar Ramírez, Alejandra Rioseco de la Peña, Adolfo Rodríguez, Maria Rodríguez, Baltasar Rodríguez Puentes, Alberto "Pee Wee" Rodríguez Medina, Miguel Angel "El Tandy" Sandoval Lira, Ofelia Santos López, Francisco Silva, Arturo Carrillo Strong, Loreto Ramón Tamayo Rosas, Alberto Treviño, Ethel I. Warrior, William F. Warrior, Albert M. Yucupicio, Angel M. Yucupicio, Jesús Juan Yucupicio, Peter S. Yucupicio

Researchers and Presenters: Enrique Avilés, Guillermo Berrones, Norma Cantú, Jessica Chapin, Andrew Connors, María Eugenia de la O, Everardo Garduño, Celso Garza Guajardo, Maricela González Felix, Mary Lou Gortárez, James Griffith, Ian Hancock, Pat Jasper, Blaine Juan, Enrique Lamadrid, Laura Larco, Enrique Madrid, Francisco Javier Moreno, Angel Nozagaray, Manuel Peña, Kathy Raglan, Michael James Ritchie, Suzie Reyes, Daniel Sheehy, Emily Socolov, Michael Stone, Thomas Vennum, José Manuel Valenzuela, Felipe de Jesús Valenzuela, Kathy Vargas, Cynthia Vidaurri, Laura Velasco

© 1996 Center for Folklife Programs, Smithsonian Institution

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7 May 1996