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Political Calendar for the Week of January 14, 2018:
Sunday, January 14, 3:00 p.m.: Beyond Tucson: A Time to Break Silence, at the University of Arizona Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson. Adapted from the title of his famous speech of April 4th, 1967, in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. officially spoke out against the Vietnam war, the words ring just as true today fifty years after they were first spoken. This free and open community event is a grassroots effort by dozens of individuals from a plethora of Tucson arts organizations. This multiplicity of voices joins in concord to honor and respect the vision and integrity of Dr. King through dance, music, poetry and song. Among the community collaborators are Artifact Dance Project, Words on the Avenue, UA Dance, the UA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, and the Fred Fox School of Music.
Monday, January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Monday, January 15, 8:00 a.m.: Annual Martin Luther King Day March in Tucson. Begins at MLK Way at The Bridges in the UofA Tech Park (S. Kino Parkway and 36th Street), march to Reid Park, Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Alvernon Way. Celebration in the park 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 15, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Dylan Smith of the Tucson Sentinel on “Modern journalism in the age of Trump.”Next Week: David Gibbs on “Kochs off campus.”
Monday, January 15, 4:oo p.m.: MLK Celebration After Party, at the Dunbar Auditorium, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson.
Monday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.: Free screening of “Hidden Figures” at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson.