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Free Social Justice Summer films by Loft Cinema at Global Justice Center

Free Admission! This screening will take place at The Global Justice Center

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

 


Part of The Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a FREE weekly series pairing films exploring important issues with talkbacks led by community experts. Wednesday nights in June and July (kicking off on May 31st) at 7:30pm. All screenings will take place at The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85713.

“Featuring a post-film discussion with Dr. Stephanie Troutman, Black feminist scholar and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of 13Arizona.

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary, galvanizing, Oscar-nominated documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates an eye-opening, emotional work of grand historical synthesis. (Dir. by Ava DuVernay, 2016, USA, 100 mins., TV-MA/Mature Audience Only”

Upcoming films for this Social Justice Summer in June and July: https://loftcinema.org/event/social-justice-summer/

June 7:  “Tomorrow” environmental film;

June 14:  Middle Eastern Shorts program for young adults

June 21: “Mala Mala”, LGBTQ documentary from Puerto Rico

June 28: “Jackson” on reproductive rights in Jackson, Mississippi

July 5: “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation”  documentary on The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team

July 12: “Who is Dayani Cristal” about illegal immigration along US/Mexico border

July 19:  “I Am Not Your Negro” on Black Americans

Global Justice Center is located between 4th Ave. and 5th Avenue on E. 26th Street, in South Tucson.

 

 

“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: https://loftcinema.org/film/a-quiet-passion/

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)

Indigenous Peoples Day at Global Justice Center – updated

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY
South Tucson, AZ
Monday, October 10, 2016

GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER
BLOCK PARTY BEGINS 10AM to 9PM
225 E. 26 ST. (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)

“Live Art, Music, Dancers and Speakers throughout the day. Featuring hip hop crew Barrio Mindz, art collective Neoglyphix, and various traditional dancers of the Tohono O’odham, Yaqui, and Calpolli traditions.  See tentative schedule below, subject to change.

Come show your support to make this day a holiday celebrating and honoring Indigenous Peoples’ everywhere!”

RSVP via FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1807907432762158/

Carolyn’s note: I hear that Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin will be making an appearance at this event sometime in the afternoon. See our Calendar for more of her activities while in Tucson.

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Climate Justice Community Forum at Global Justice Center

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PROGRAM (subject to change)
Please plan to arrive by 11AM so we can begin on time!
10:30-11:00am Arrive for check-in, participate in multi-media installations and activities
11:00 Opening, short keynote by Kim Smith and Makai Lewis of
Nihigaal bee iina (Journey for Existence, organizers from Navajo Nation)
12:00 Workshops, series 1 (select one)
1:00 Lunch, catered by Mariposas Sin Fronteras
2:00 Workshops, series 2 (select one)
2:45 Next Steps / Action Steps
3:30-4 Closing
WORKSHOP OFFERINGS
(Titles and order subject to change)
Series One (morning)
Geographical Barriers in Tucson offered by Flowers and Bullets and UNIDOS
Migration and Climate Change offered by Todd Miller, author of Border Patrol Nation
The True Cost of Energy: Tucson’s coal power and its impacts on the Navajo Nation offered by Nihigaal bee iina, Journey for Existence (organizers from Navajo Nation)
Series Two (afternoon)
Transit and Transportation Justice offered by the Bus Rider’s Union and BICAS
Coal Pollution and Tucson’s Energy Future offered by Dan Millis of the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter and Larissa Diaz, senior at Changemaker High School
Meet Rising Tide Tucson: What’s coming down the pipeline in the Southwestoffered by Rising Tide