Author Archives: Carolyn Classen

Active Shooter, Violent Encounter Personal Preparedness Courses

by Tucson Police Department, Tucson Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

“Have you ever wondered what you would do if you became involved in an active shooter situation? Do you want to learn about simple ways to protect yourself or your family if you find that a violent event is occurring right in front you? If so, then you are welcome to attend this lecture style course offered by the Tucson Police Department. The presentation will discuss preparedness strategies, potential warning signs and actual methods to consider if you are confronted with an active shooter. Included in the lecture will be discussion on the likelihood of being involved in this type of event, some looks back at past tragedies and some lessons learned from analyzing those events.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-shooter-violent-encounter-personal-preparedness-course-tickets-45788842661?aff=es2  

Carolyn’s note: It’s a sign of the 21st Century times in May, 2018 that the Tucson Police Dept. has to offer courses like these (next one is on May 24, which incidentally is already booked full).  Stay tuned for the next one.  I’ve already posted a few of these courses at the TPD West Side Service Center on our image Calendar (since November, 2017).

Then the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas just happened last week Friday. 10 innocent people (mostly high school students) were killed and 13 more were injured. Now we tragically know the answer to the April 19 “Who Will be Next?” Memorial service  at the UA Mall.

Where do we feel safe nowadays?  Only at the airports and in court houses where there are security guards and screening machines for metal objects/weapons.

“Accidental Anarchist” film at The Screening Room

 

ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST
 Anarchism offers a solution
to the brutalities of Capitalism
and the dishonesties of Democracy
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.
The Screening Room, 127 East Congress (downtown between Scott Ave. and 6th Avenue). 

“Carne Ross was a government high-flyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He felt at first hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question so many people today are asking themselves – isn’t there a better way? For Carne there is.

Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesties of Democracy. It offers a world where people have control over their own lives. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually takes him to one of the most dangerous places on earth – Syria, eight kilometers from the front…”

Admission to the screening is $7.
Advance tickets are available at
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/

The Screening Room | www.scrtucson.com

Future of Film in Arizona

The Future of Film in Arizona

MONDAY, MAY 21 AT 7 PM | free ADMISSION to Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson


Eager to know more about the Arizona film industry and its future? Interested in how you can help to grow it? Be part of the solution. Come hear what you can do to nurture, promote, and support the Future of Film in Arizona.

Panelists include Steve Brain – President, Arizona Film & Media Coalition, Shelli Hall – Director, Film Tucson at Visit Tucson, Matthew Earl Jones – Director, Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media, and Genie Joseph, Ph.D. – President, Independent Film Arizona. The conversation will be moderated by Lorna Soroko, writer, producer and former L.A.-based studio executive.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please e-mail ngrant@visittucson.org to reserve one.

https://loftcinema.org/film/the-future-of-film-in-arizona/

 

Pima County Public Library’s Summer Reading Family fiesta

Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet
Saturday, May 19, 2018 (7:00PM – 9:00PM)
Tanque Verde Swap Meet
4100 S. Palo Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ  85719

“Pima County Public Library invites you to start the summer off right with a fun, exciting Family Fiesta!

¡La Biblioteca Pública del Condado Pima y el Tanque Verde Swap Meet los invita a celebrar el gran inicio del Programa de Lectura de Verano con una fiesta para toda la familia!

  • Meet Curious George and Clifford |Saluden a Jorge el Curioso y a Clifford
  • Enjoy live action stories and a craft activity | Deléitense con divertidos cuentos y una manualidad juvenil
  • Browse the Bookmobile for books to borrow | Exploren el Bookmobile de la biblioteca
  • Take home free seeds from the Seed Library | Llévanse semillas gratis de la Biblioteca de semillas
  • Take home a brand new book to keep | Llévense a casa un libro gratis
  • Start the Summer Reading Program |IEmpiezen el Programa de Lectura de Verano

Thanks to Tanque Verde Swap Meet, PCPL Seed Library, Make Way for Books, andFriends of the Pima County Public Library.”

Train Day at the Tucson Depot

“RBG” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) film at the Loft

RBG
Starts Friday, MAY 11 at the Loft cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Special thanks to our community partner NOW (National Organization of (for) Women).

As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining gender-discrimination law.

Intent on systematically releasing women from second-class status, she argued six pivotal gender-bias cases in the 1970s before an all-male Supreme Court blind to sexism. Now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land. (Dir. by Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018, USA, 97 mins., Rated PG)

May’s Reel Reads Selection! Purchase a copy of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Kinzhnik during the month of May and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft Cinema members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.”

https://loftcinema.org/film/rbg/

UPDATE: Tucson NOW is co-hosting the opening night screening on May 11 of the RBG documentary at The Loft. “We’ll also have a brief general meeting before the movie at 6:50 pm on the patio (the movie starts at 7:15 pm).”