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dinner and discussion with Elizabeth Chaney
Sunday June 3rd
6pm to 8pm
Landis Street overpass
Stretching from the Mesa de Otay in Tijuana along Interstates 905 and 805 to the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, a series of developments have been planned to facilitate greater ease of movement for commercial transport. It is often the case that ecological and community impacts linked to highway development take a backseat to projected "economic growth," as could potentially be facilitated by construction of roadways. Could a dinner conversation, provide one platform to vocalize concerns about impacts related to these developments?
On June 3rd, from 6 to 8 in the evening, we will host a dinner atop the Landis Street overpass to serve as one platform for conversation around potential impacts of three developments: the expansion of Interstate 805, the construction of a second (commercial and passenger) port of entry on the Mesa de Otay, and the eastward extension of the Vía Rápida in the municipality of Tijuana. The food on the table, selected and purchased on the morning of June 3rd, through a language exchange organized with Santos Farms Market, will call attention to the role of food transport, as one subtext to these state-funded construction projects. In the weeks that follow, we will organize and expand on points brought up during the dinner conversation, through production of a revistita (a 'zine), that blends excerpts from the conversation with texts and diagrams that expand on points brought up during dinner.