Author Archives: Carolyn Classen

2018 Cesar Chavez Week at UA

For other  upcoming events celebrating/remembering civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez go to our Calendar:

Cesar E. Chavez fundraiser breakfast and another showing of “Dolores” on March 28; and the18th Annual March & Rally on April 7, 2018. Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona.

THPF Legendary Adobe Home Tour 2018

“Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation for the 2018 home tour – an extraordinary exploration into the historic homes of East Tucson.

For the first time in a generation, a collection of Tucson’s oldest and most extraordinary historic adobe homes in the Fort Lowell Historic District and in east Tucson will open their doors to support Historic Preservation.  The tour will highlight six landmark adobe properties and explore the design legacy of the Bolsius Family and Veronica Hughart.  This tour is a rare opportunity to venture inside some of Tucson’s most noteworthy homes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. 
You don’t want to miss this event.

Tickets to this one‑day event are limited. Tickets are $40 per person. 10am – 3pm on March 24.

But tickets online here:

Home Tour Tickets are also available with cash or check at:

La Cabana at Mercado – 120 S. Avenida del Convento 

Benjamin Supply – 400 N. 7th Avenue 

Sunshine Shop – 2934 E. Broadway 

Salon Blonde – 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd. Marana

Frank talk on Weaponized Narratives at Joel D. Valdez main library

Weaponized Narrative: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:30PM)
Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Tucson


Join us for a FRANK Talk about information warfare.

“Weaponized narrative is the latest term for information warfare, focusing specifically on the role of new media in shaping opinion. Weaponized narratives attack the shared beliefs and values of a person or society, and undercut culture and resiliency. Instead of using actual bombs and bullets, adversaries use tactics such as deceptive information initiatives to attack identity, manipulate narratives/stories, and manufacture emotional and psychological warfare. What are the effects on our psychology and behavior? How do we begin to understand the role of information warfare in social media, news, and marketing? Can weaponized narratives cause social polarization as destructive as actual war?

Join us for this timely FRANK Talk to discuss the impact of information warfare on civic engagement and our democratic institutions.”

This community conversation is facilitated by Dr. Braden Allenby, Arizona State University, President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics

FRANK Talks are sponsored by Arizona Humanities.

Carolyn’s note:  Don’t know much about “weaponized narrative” as it is a new term in the social media, but this is the time to find out more about this insidious means of media manipulation.  We bloggers need to be aware of such tactics. Remember back in college when we learned about Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Message?

“Viva Kino” film premier in Tucson

“Viva Kino” film shooting, courtesy of FB page

“Film Premier “Viva Kino!” – Tucson, Arizona Showing. Free & All Invited. Saturday Evening March 17, 2018 at 7 pm. Gramer Hall, 1946 East Adams St. – building east of Saints Peter & Paul School.

“”Viva Kino!” presents how Padre Eusebio Kino’s work 300 years ago for human dignity and peace continues to live on through the friendships and humanitarian efforts of the people living on both sides of the Border Wall. In Italian with English and Spanish subtitles.

The award winning Italian film company Aurora Vision traveled last May to today’s Borderlands of Sonora and Arizona to film on location. Director Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami and producer Andrea Morghen travel from Italy to introduce the film.

For more information contact Kino Heritage Society at

The film’s full title is “Viva Kino! Attraverso Deserti senza frontiere tra Messico e Stati Uniti” with Italian narration with English and Spanish subtitles.

Aurora Vision’s documentaries and other films tell stories of people of goodwill around the world who are creating peace, social justice and hope. Many films show people of different religious traditions and their promotion of understanding and human solidarity. Other Aurora productions include documenting the lives of a Olympic gold medalists, a 16th century samurai and Alpine mountain climbers.

Following day – Special Borderlands Showing – Nogales, Arizona. Sunday Afternoon March 18, 2018 at 1 pm, Gymnasium, Lourdes Catholic School, 555 E Patagonia Highway Nogales, Arizona

All international tour showings; Trent, Italy (March 6); Tucson, Arizona, U.S. (March 17); Nogales (March 18), Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (March 20).”

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2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on St. Patrick’s Day

“The 31st Annual Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Armory Park. The parade begins promptly at 11am, winds through downtown ending at Armory Park. The festival begins at 10am-6pm with a line up of musicians, food and entertainment for the entire family.”

This annual parade & festival doesn’t always coincide on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) but in 2018 it does. May the luck of the Irish be with you.