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Who Eats at Taco Bell?

What happens when you cross tacos, social justice, and collaboration along the Lewis and Clark Trail

Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to welcome Co-Artistic Director’s of Tug Collective, Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar, for a week-long series of community-centric events in coordination with their traveling project, Who Eats at Taco Bell? 

Who Eats at Taco Bell? is a platform for thinking about how the interlocking dynamics of immigration and racial justice in U.S.-American history continue to resonate with personal and political notions of movement, belonging, and identity. From May 14 to July 16, 2016, Tug Collective will embark on an expedition over the National Historic Lewis and Clark Trail, making various stops at community venues. The Collective will be in Kansas City, May 21 – May 28. All the while, the collective will make tacos with people, prompt dialogue, and invite various forms of engagement around the question: What’s it going to take for us to truly live inter-culturally?

Watch for Tug Collective’s takeover of Charlotte Street’s Instagram and Twitter accounts starting Saturday, May 21st! They’ll be sharing photos, videos, and information about their projects and events throughout the city. And, join in the conversation via social media with #tacotalk!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TugCollective_PostcardDRAFT_FRONT-01

Happy Taco   Tacos La Pasadita


Saturday, May 21st: Troost Fest
Come meet TUG Collective at the 12th annual Troost Fest! Come explore their booth and enjoy conversation over tacos at this unique community festival.

Tuesday, May 24th, 6PM, La Esquina: Potluck Taco Talk
1000 W 25th Street Kansas City, MO 64108
Bring your favorite dish to share at this communal potluck dinner—come listen, learn, and share your latest work, projects, and community stories.

Thursday, May 26th 6PM, Epic Clay: Tour of Epic Clay & Progressive Dinner / Kansas City, Kansas Taqueria Tour
(Epic Clay address, 609 N 6th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101)
Join us at Epic Clay for a studio tour, followed by a progressive dinner exploring local Kansas City, Kansas Taquerias.

Saturday, May 28th 2PM: Bike Ride + Taco Talk
Kaw Point Park at the Lewis and Clark Trail
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Bikers meet at La Esquina at 2PM
Tacos, performances, and presentations at Kaw Point Park, 3PM
Take a bike ride tour with the artists through the West Bottoms to the Lewis and Clark Trailhead at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Then, join us for their final taco talk—featuring a local taco truck, presentation, and special performances!

Visit to to follow along as their expedition unfolds.

In existence since 2006 under the co-facilitation of Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar, Tug is a collective focused on interdisciplinary re/search, new forms of contemporary social practice, and participatory, problem-based interventions that tackle the cultural politics of contemporary border regions in North America. To learn more, please visit

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