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Train Day at So. AZ Transportation Museum Depot

“A Quiet Passion” film at the Loft Theater

A Quiet Passion


Starts Friday, May 12 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Acclaimed actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.

Celebrated British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. (Dir. by Terence Davies, 2016, UK, 125 mins., Rated PG-13)”

For showtimes:

Carolyn’s note:  The large Theater 1 at the Loft is undergoing renovation till mid-July, but smaller theater 2 (upstairs) and theater 3 (stadium seating outside) are still running.  Instead of theater 1, the Tucson Jewish Community Center large room at 3800 E. River Rd. is being utilized.  Also note that some showings this summer will be at the Global Justice Center (225 E. 26th St.) in South Tucson.

“I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody too? Then there’s a pair of us– don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know.” (page 9-10,  Selected Poems)

3 Day Know Your Immigration Rights & Stand Together Conference at YWCA of Southern Az

YWCA Southern Arizona Announces, “Muro Informativo: La Inmigracion y Sus Derechos,”  3-day Know Your Immigration Rights
& Stand Together Conference 

  • Thursday May 18, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:30 pm Day One: “Sanctuary Everywhere” Panel Discussion and Workshop for Migrant Allies in English
  • Friday May 19, 2017 from 2:00pm-6:00pm    Day Two: “Muro Informativo” in Spanish
  • Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9:00pm-7:00pm Day Three: “Muro Informativo” in Spanish

YWCA Francis McClelland Community Center,
525 N. Bonita Avenue

For Conference Registration: Please email or call 520-884-7810 ex 108, and indicate wether you are registering for the English, Spanish Sessions for the conference, or both, and whether you will need childcare (available on day 3.) There is no cost to attend the conference, but donations are welcome to cover  conference expenses. 

The YWCA Promotoras Rompiendo Cadenas, a collaborative of the Latina Leadership Initiative, with the Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center are hosting a three-day immigration conference. The goal of the conference is to provide information on current immigration policies, executive orders, and create a coalition on behalf of immigrants in our community to bring hope and justice to immigrant families in Tucson affected by anti-immigrant policies.

The first day of the conference will include a Panel Discussion and Workshop on immigration and providing tools for allies to better advocate for immigrant families.
The second day of the conference will be a half day of workshops in Spanish relating to current state of immigration law, knowing one’s rights in the event of an immigration stop or detention. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the review process of immigration applications regarding criminal background.
The third day of the conference will include a full day of workshops in Spanish including workers’ rights, immigration remedies for victims of crime (the U-Visa and VAWA petitions) resources from the Mexican Consulate’s Office of Protection, information for parents that are Mexican nationals and have U.S. Citizen children, and resources available in the Nogales, Sonora for repatriated families.
The third day of the conference will also have child care for children over the age of four years funded through donation.
The conference will conclude with a “Tardeadea” that will include a resource fair to share information about local immigration non-profits and advocacy groups. Thetardeada will conclude mariachi, dancing, and a piñata for the children in the child care program.

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Progressive Radio in Tucson needs your support

TV star Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and John C. Scott, radio host at YWCA of Southern Arizona

“Help John C Scott continue to keep a Progressive Radio airing in Tucson on KEVT 1210 AM and Southern Arizona with Local Shows; John C Scott 3-5 pm Daily and Steve Leal’s All Things Politics and National hosts Thom Hartmann, Leslie Marshall and Stephanie Miller; as we need Operational funds in order to stay on the air as we work to Secure greater Investor Funds to Buy a Radio or TV Station for this Progressive format. Tucson’s format is attracting National and Worldwide attention and may help lead to a National Progressive Media expansion.”

To donate any amount, go to the Go Fund Me campaign online: Only $40 raised so far, so please consider donating.

Carolyn’s note: John C. Scott’s  radio show (28 years of talk radio in Tucson) airs M to F 3 to 5 p.m, produced by Democratic activist Mathew Laos (who briefly had his own radio show). New website:

New Pima County Emergency Alert notification system

“If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you!
During an emergency, urgent messaging is effective only if it reaches you quickly. Pima County’s mass notification system can quickly and reliably push emergency messages to many of the electronic devices you use everyday.

Sign up to create a profile and start receiving notifications,
or log in below to edit your preferences.”


This website is a collection of news alerts, preparedness information, and partner links that may be helpful in case of an emergency.”

Carolyn’s note: I just signed up and will wait to see what alerts I receive from Pima County Emergency Management. You can be notified via phone, email, etc.

Back in Hawaii, we await notifications of tsunami alerts from earthquakes, as well as hurricane warnings. Should be a lot calmer here in the SW desert.

NBOJU 15th Anniversary Celebration on May 6


Join us to celebrate Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed’s 15th birthday with a special “super sized” show! It includes the current cast as well as many alumni cast members! Get there early, the show starts at 7:30pm.

In addition to the fantastic NBOJU improv show, the merriment includes the unique Caribbean sounds of Apocalypso (, and, of course, there will be birthday cake!

As always, we’ll take your suggestions and turn them into comedy scenes and games that are seen once then never again. Plus we’ll keep it clean – so the whole family can enjoy the night together!

Admission to the show is only $5!”   at 3244 E. Speedway Blvd, with parking in the back lot.