Author Archives: Carolyn Classen

People’s Climate March on April 29

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at El Presidio Park, 175 W. Alameda St. Tucson, Arizona.

“We need to stand together to protect our climate, our health, and our communities. Part of that is resisting the current political agenda of denial and obstruction — but it’s also crucial that we build a vision of the world we want, and rise together to make it possible. To change everything, we need everyone. On April 29, let’s march for jobs, justice, and the climate: peoplesclimate.org#ClimateMarch #TucsonClimateMarch

The route, speakers, venues, and logistics of the Tucson People’s Climate March is currently being organized by several notable non-profit groups — including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club Rincon Group, andSky Island Alliance. If you or your organization is interested in organizing with us, please email climatemarch2017@skyislandalliance.org. We need your help!

We are looking for interested and experienced people to help lead and/or volunteer for the following committees:
– Logistics
– Safety & Accessibility
– Outreach & Media
– Fundraising & Finances
– Speakers & Entertainment

We will meet-up at 10am in El Presidio Park with guest speakers to launch on a march through downtown departing at 11am. We’ll loop back to the park for more speakers, music, a volunteer fair with local organizations, and other activities until 2pm (or later). More details to come soon!”

(from FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/384421951933357/)

Info on the National DC march: https://peoplesclimate.org/

Mysticism – A Medieval Quest for Spiritual Epiphany talk

Meister des Hildegardis-Codex (Public Domain) | Wikimedia Commons)

  • Wed, Apr 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Himmel Park Library, 1035 North Treat Avenue, Tucson, AZ

     

    “Throughout time, but especially in the Middle Ages, individuals have been graced with visions, i.e., personal experiences with God or other saintly beings. Since the twelfth century, European mystics (especially women) reported about out-of-body experiences in which their souls were graced with a direct, personal encounter with the Godhead, which granted them unique and unheard-of authority. This talk will explore the meaning/history of mysticism and present its salient features through music and images, reflecting on individuals such as Hildegard of Bingen or Catherine of Siena. This talk addresses both religious phenomena and also highlights unique aspects in women’s lives. Presented by Dr. Albrecht Classen and AZ Humanities.”

https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(HIM)/event/588282f89d01502b00cd0aa1

Carolyn’s note: My husband is a University Distinguished Professor at the Univerisity of Arizona and has been researching and writing on the Middle Ages for over 30 years.  His website: http://aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu/

Rally for Science on Earth Day at El Presidio Park in Tucson

This March/Rally for Science has been posted on our Calendar for weeks, evolving from a march from Himmel Park to the UA, then De Anza Park to this current rally-only event at El Presidio Park, with a growing list of speakers (see above) and participants, including bands and entertainers.  Permitting problems (and expense) prevented the marches.

Celebrate Science and Earth Day tomorrow, April 22. El Presidio Park is at 175 W. Alameda by Tucson City Hall.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249342168853909/

Comedy for Charity: Thank you for serving benefit honoring Veterans at the Fox Theater

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING: THE BENEFIT

AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT HONORING VETERANS

RALLY POINT, LA FRONTERA ARIZONA: RALLY UP! VETERANS HELPING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: WE HONOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND VALOR.

Honorary Chair: Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

“This year’s show, emceed by David Fitzsimmons, is an adult variety show for mature audiences (ages 15+). It will feature Tommy Blaze, who is a veteran of the comedy stage. Tommy has been called America’s premiere relationship comic. For over two decades, he has entertained audiences from all walks of life. Blaze has performed in such diverse arenas as television, film, comedy clubs, colleges, military bases, casinos, cruise ships, and churches.

Tommy sums up his broad appeal with a simple statement: “Wherever you find men and women together, that ‘s where I’m needed.” He has appeared in the NBC mega-hit Friends, and movies like Me Again and Marriage Retreat. He also writes films, including Brother White and God’s Not Dead.

To round out the talent, there will be feature comedy act Butch Lord, from Dallas, Texas; Michael Garvey, from Annapolis, Maryland, a veteran who was shot twice in Afghanistan, was awarded the Purple Heart and who now does comedy with his service dog Liberty: a dance performance by senior tap group The Rodeo City Wreckettes; Hip hop by the award winning Egokillaz; and music by Los Guapos, Janee Starr, as well as local musician Kate Becker and her band. Music! Dance! Comedy! And it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place while at the same time the audience is entertained by a first class show. Our mission this year is to raise money (hopefully a lot of money) and awareness about the problem of veterans committing suicide.

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Revive Civility

REVIVE CIVILITY TUCSON

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 AT 5:00PM – 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

Now more than ever, citizens of our country are grappling with how to interact with the “other side.” Our current crisis in polarization is leading to mistrust, anger and alienation. It threatens the very fabric of our democracy.

“Our City is a shining light though: Tucson is leading the way for the country in showing how civility brings out the best in us and how it transforms the way we live and connect with each other.

Mayor Rothschild has signed a Proclamation declaring May 2017 as Tucson’s Revive Civility Month. The Mayor, in partnership with the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Tucson, Ben’s Bells, and the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is inviting the community to engage in activities to promote civility throughout Tucson.

Come to The Loft Cinema to learn and discuss how we can revive civility together- to make our community a better place to live, and to lead the way for our nation.”

https://loftcinema.org/film/revive-civility-tucson/

Dine Out for Safety on April 19, 2017

“Someone is affected by sexual violence every 2.5 minutes.
Help us help those in need.

Join us at a participating restaurant for Dine Out for Safety and up to 20% of proceeds will be donated to support Against Sexual Assault (SACASA), operated by CODAC. SACASA works tirelessly to end sexual assault and respond to the needs of those who are affected by violence. We rely heavily on individual and corporate contributions to maintain the quality and efficiency of our programs. Show your support for our work by joining us for Dine Out for Safety!”

Click on link below to find a restaurant (updated daily):

http://www.sacasa.org/home/dine-out-for-safety/participating-restaurants/

Last Spring my son and I ate lunch at La Cocina and held up a sign for the person we were dining out for,  a friend and  known victim of sexual assault.  She had also volunteered at SACASA.

SACASA’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DineOutForSafety/