Karla Campillo-Soto on stage at the second Tucson Storytellers event, which was held at downtown’s Mercado San Agustin in June. The next event is scheduled for Sept. 26.

From moving for a job to never having left the Old Pueblo, we all have stories about how Tucson went from just a city we lived in to the place we call home.

On Sept. 26, a handful of community members will share their stories of home and how they grew roots in Tucson.

You'll hear from Jean Mfuranzima, who left his turbulent birth county of Burundi to seek asylum in United States, but then found himself in an unfamiliar world in Tucson.

Steena Salido, a Nogales native who wanted to live in Tucson ever since she was a little girl. But the more she tried, the more her hometown seemed to keep pulling her back. 

And Kathe Lison, who after losing her first sense of home with her mother's unexpected death took to renovating a home in Tucson's historic Barrio Viejo.

You can hear how their stories end, as well as other stories at our upcoming Tucson Storytellers evening "How Tucson Became Home." 

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When: 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 26, 2018 

Cost: $10 general admission, $5 tickets. Click here to buy tickets.