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Lawrence Arts Center adds encore screening of ‘Searching for La Yarda’

The Lawrence Arts Center has added a second screening of a short film documenting the story of La Yarda, the housing unit built for Mexican American railroad workers from 1920-51 in East Lawrence.

“Searching for La Yarda” will now be screened at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Registration for the 7 p.m. screening filled up, so the arts center added the encore screening.

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Registration is required, and that’s available at this link. Masks are required for those who attend.

The project, by local filmmakers Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre and Marlo Angell, uses photos from archival resources and includes newly filmed interviews with previous residents of La Yarda and their descendants, according to a news release about the project.

Humanities Kansas awarded $3,500 to the Percolator Lawrence/Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual Arts (LCAVA) to support the film, according to the release. Read more about the project from the Times’ earlier coverage here.

Find more information about the screenings at this link. There’s a Facebook event page here.

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Lawrence Arts Center adds encore screening of ‘Searching for La Yarda’

The Lawrence Arts Center has added a second screening of a short film documenting the story of La Yarda, the housing unit built for Mexican American railroad workers from 1920-51 in East Lawrence.

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