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Help fund the proposed January 8th Memorial

Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation is currently raising funds to build the proposed January 8th Memorial in downtown El Presidio Park. See final plans here:http://www.tucsonsmemorial.org/memorial-site/final-design/

There is currently almost $7,000 raised in a Go Fund Me campaign, which you can donate any amount to:https://www.gofundme.com/january8thmemorial/donate.  Their goal is $1.5 M to be raised.  69 people have donated in the past 14 days.

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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/

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/

Expanded route for Spring Cyclovia Tucson in downtown

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017
10am – 3pm
Downtown to South Tucson

Time to get our your bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, skates and walking shoes and enjoy the streets of Tucson sans motor vehicles. Enjoy Springtime outdoors.


Also NEW this year (besides the expanded route) — an online interactive map (click on it to view specific activity hubs and even location of food trucks: https://www.cycloviatucson.org/interactive-route-map/

Save the date for fall Cyclovia 2017:

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All New route –  S. 12th Avenue in Tucson.

Time for Tucson Meet Yourself

It’s that time again for the huge, annual folklife festival downtown at Jacome Plaza and at El Presidio Park.

All TMY program info about this upcoming festival (Friday to Sunday, October 9 to 11) is online here: http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/150924_TMYProgram_FINAL_SM.pdf

As a Sansei (3rd generation Japanese American) I promote Japanese cultural activities at our website, www.southernazjapan.org (where I am Editor).  Taiko drummers, kyudo – Japanese archery, and traditional dance will be performing this year at TMY, as well as demos of origami and calligraphy at the folks arts area.

Traditional Japanese dance instructor Mari Kaneta and her dance troupe are featured this year at TMY.  Mari is pictured 2nd from right in the photo below:


They will be performing on Sunday at the Church Street Stage from 2 to 3 p.m.

New this year: Japanese food booth serving takoyaki and ramen.  Be on the lookout for delicious Japanese food in Jacome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez main library, 101 N. Stone (NW corner of Stone Ave. x Pennington St.).

Enjoy another year of Tucson Meet Yourself.

Chee Salette design chosen for January 8th Memorial



Go to www.tucsonsmemorial.org to see more information about the winning design, for the permanent January 8th memorial to be built at El Presidio Park, west of the Pima County Courthouse.

Chee Salette Architecture Office  has offices in Los Angeles, Bonn, Germany, and Tucson, AZ.

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