Latino Food Establishments
LIS 557 Documenting Diverse Communities
The goals of this course project are to provide students an opportunity to get out of the classroom and into the community where they can establish a conversation with a business establishment and contribute community-based assets to Historypin, a national geographical web-based application. The items in this collection are part of a broader Storytelling Saborinitiative. Graduate students have also added some tours to Mukurtu “Mukurtu is a grassroots project aiming to empower communities to manage, share, and exchange their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically-minded ways.“ While Historypin offers an easy way to document community stories Mukurtu is developed around the idea that communities may consider some items sacred and only accessible to some individuals. With this in mind students have an opportunity to apply cultural protocols. Students have noted how this project was a learning experience for them about the importance of cultural competence and how web-based applications like Historypin can be deployed in local communities.
Latino food establishments are a growing sector of the U.S food market, that which accounts for over 59 billion dollars in revenue. They are also a vibrant part of local economies, especially in Southwestern states. This collection documents Latino food establishments that are not part of a national chain. It demonstrates the diversity and trends of Latino food establishments. It is being developed primarily by graduate students from an online University of Arizona School of Information course titled ‘Documenting Diverse Cultures.’ Undergraduate students from California State University Los Angeles have also contributed some tours. The majority of these establishment are located in Arizona and the Southwest. Each tour represents physical visit(s) from a student. On the right part of the screen you will first see the tours created by students. This is followed by items in the collection. On the left part of the screen you will see where the food establishments are located.