Tucson Grassroots Campaigns

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns is a non-profit video project that documents successful grassroots campaigns in Tucson, Arizona.  This video project examines community organizing methods, planning, and nonviolent strategy for positive social change.

Act One: El Rio 

In 1968, the City of Tucson purchased El Rio Country Club, a lush golf course in Tucson’s west side.

Why not change the El Rio golf course into a place for the people? West side residents wanted a park and neighborhood center.

El Rio is the story of a community fight for a more democratic use of the land.

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