Join Alex La Pierre for the “The Moorish Southwest: African & Arabic Influences in the Borderlands” tour on Saturday, October 14, 2023, sponsored by Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Tubac, in partnership with Borderlandia, Tumacacori, Arizona. Guests will be meeting at the Tubac Presidio located at 1 Burruel St., Tubac, Arizona. The tour will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a $15 fee that includes the park entry. Public historian Alex La Pierre will explore the elements of Islamic Spain within the context of colonial New Spain, the present-day US-Mexico borderlands. The tour presentation is a regional comparison designed to acknowledge the Moorish origins of material and immaterial culture that were carried over the Atlantic, projected into the borderlands, and still observable today. Alex La Pierre is the cofounder and director of Borgderlandia, a binational organization committed to building public understanding of the borderlands. Register at For more information contact Alex La Pierre at 619-777-0040 or