Borderlandia Founder to Speak at Democratic Club Meeting October 21

Deb Melton

Alex La Pierre, founder of Borderlandia, a binational organization committed to building public understanding of the borderlands, is coming to Quail Creek and will speak to the Democratic Club on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Mesquite Room at the Kino Conference Center.

Alex moved to Southern Arizona as a National Park Service ranger working at one of his favorite places, Tumacácori, just south of Green Valley. He then founded Borderlandia and still serves as its director. Alex said, “The best thing about what I do is working every day to build something positive that impacts our world by connecting people across the U.S. and Mexican borders.”

The title of his talk is “Tucson: History and Context.” People have been living in the Sonoran Desert for thousands of years. In his remarks, Alex will show how Tucson’s history has had a transformative effect over time. You will have an opportunity to learn more about some of the historical, geographical, and cultural factors that have led to Tucson’s uniqueness as part of the heritage in the landscape of the American Southwest.

Borderlandia also conducts one-day and sometimes multi-day small group tours of interesting places in both Mexico and the United States, with the focus of increasing understanding and appreciation of cultures on both sides of the border. Some tours focus on historic places, while others might highlight regional cuisine or geology. People who have taken a tour with Borderlandia find them to be enlightening and fun!

The Democratic Club strives to give its members and all residents of Quail Creek information about our area and its unique opportunities for learning and enjoyment.

If you believe that building public understanding of the borderlands between the U.S. and Mexico is important, then you won’t want to miss this presentation.

In addition to our monthly meetings, the Democratic Club partners with Green Valley Democrats to sponsor Women in Blue luncheons on the last Thursday of each month. More information is available on our website