Hispanic Heritage Month Walking Tour in Austin

Posted on 10/13/22

Did you know there is a Mexican American Heritage Corridor in Austin? There is, and that's one of the stops of the AARP Austin and ReHUMANize Mobility Hispanic Heritage Month historical walking tour. It was appropriately entitled, My Home Town: 'A City of Contrasts and Contradictions.

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The Thursday, October 13 walk honored Dr. Alberto G. Garcia and his wife, Eva Carillo Garcia. It was inspired by the biography written by Brad Rockwell, The Life and Times of Alberto G. Garcia: Physician, Mexican Revolutionary, Texas Journalist, Yogi. The walking route was designed to introduce others to the legacy of this couple. It was also designed to celebrate Austin's Mexican-American community's lasting legacy by sharing portions of Dr. Alberto G. and Eva C. Garcia's life stories.

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The tour covered between three and four miles of parts of the Downtown and East Austin areas. Along the route, walkers saw amazing murals, installations, and altars celebrating the Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos. Those taking the walk were also treated to an interactive experience to enhance the stories told along the route, and a Walkbook complete with a map of the route and reference guides.  

RAW VIDEO: Day of the Dead Mural in Austin

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