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Flowers & Bullets (F&B) started in early 2012 by two childhood friends, Tito Romero and Jacob Robles, are Latinx and Indigenous men who have lived all their life in Barrio Centro. They recognized the need to make this community in Tucson become a sustainable and healthy neighborhood due to the effects of systemic economic and environmental racism in the area. Through organizing collectively to make street art and t-shirts they began to create opportunities for their peers to have alternatives. Another key founder, Dora Martinez, is an Indigenous and Latinx woman that came a year later and helped establish the gardening component to get more people involved and bring healthy grassroots solutions to Barrio Centro.
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