Wed
17

Marta Martinez: Fefa's Market and Latino Foodways

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:30 - 20:00

Fefa’s Market: The Historic Role of the Latino Bodega

 

Marta Martinez speaks of Fefa’s Market: examining the historic role and the importance of the local ‘bodega’ or corner store in the Latino community.  The bodega was critical not only for the physical well-being but also the community life of the Latino neighborhoods in Providence and elsewhere.

Ms. Martinez is the Project Director and Founder of Nuestras Raíces:  Latino Oral Histories of Rhode Island and author of a book with the same title.