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Labor Day Picnic at Reid Park

“The 21st Annual Labor Day event will take place on September 4, 2017 at Reid Park in Tucson, AZ. Activities are scheduled to take place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, with details forthcoming as they emerge.
Labor Day gives us a unique opportunity to emphasize the importance of unions and the good we do for the community during a time when workers need all the support they can get. This year’s event theme “The Workforce of the Future” reflects the changing dynamics of the workforce and will feature a classic car and motorcycle show with vehicles provided by Door Slammers Car club and union members. Please join us!”

“PALF’s FREE Labor Day event. Pinatas are in the house as well as ingredients for the Peanut in the Pie contest. New this year is the JTED Student Choice award for the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show.
Special shout out and thanks to IBEW 1116 and IBEW 570 for donating 2 children’s bicycles for the Labor Day Raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each at our Labor Day event. #LABORDAY #winabike #celebratelabordayandthecontributionsofallworkingpeople”

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‘The Nation’ Celebrates Its 150 Year Anniversary in Tucson this Weekend (video)

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‘The Nation’ celebrates its anniversary in Tucson this weekend.

The Nation magazine is 150 years old this year, and Tucson is playing a major role in the celebration.

The Blog for Arizona Calendar has a complete list of The Nation events that are connected to the Tucson Festival of Books.

Two events worth highlighting that are not connected with the Book Festival are the John Nichols presentation at the IBEW Hall tonight and the regional premiere of the award-winning documentary Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation at The Loft on Sunday night.

PDA/PALF Event March 14

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John Nichols of ‘The Nation’ at a previous PDA Tucson event.

PDA Tucson and the Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) will be hosting their traditional evening with  John Nichols tonight, March 14, at the IBEW Hall. Often it’s difficut to get into Book Festival venues with popular speakers like Nichols. The PDA/PALF event offers a unique opportunity to hear Nichols in a relaxed atmosphere. (And there’f plenty of free parking!) Doors open at 6:30 with finger foods and mingling. Nichols presentation begins at 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations to PDA are greatly appreciated. (Facebook event here.)

Hot Type Regional Premiere March 15

Sunday, March 15 is the regional premiere of Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation with Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple and The Nation’s John Nichols in person! The screening will be preceded by a reception on The Loft patio, starting at 6 p.m. This reception is FREE with the purchase of a ticket to the film, and will feature free light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. (Buy tickets here.)

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John Nichols of ‘The Nation’ Returns to Tucson for Progressive Politics & Book Signing (video)

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John Nichols speaking in Tucson in 2013

Author, historian, and humorist John Nichols of The Nation and MSNBC returns to Tucson on Saturday, March 15, 2014. This is the third year in a row that the PDA Tucson and the Pima Area Labor Federation have hosted an evening with Nichols at the IBEW Hall.

Nichols mixes political commentary with snippets of history and calls for progressive action. Join Progressive Democrats of America’s Tucson Chapter and PALF for an inspiring evening with a national figure. I guarantee that you will come away from this event inspired, informed, and maybe just pissed off enough to fight the forces of greed who are trying to destroy our country. [Video after the jump.]

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John Nichols: What Challenges Face Labor & Progressives in the Future? (video)


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by Pamela Powers Hannley

John Nichols, political writer for The Nation and regular contributor to MSNBC, returns to Tucson on Saturday, March 9, 2013, to discuss the progressive movement, our mutual goals with labor, and the challenges ahead. 

With intransigence in the Congress and sequestration cuts swirling around our heads, Nichols will provide us with lively commentary and new insights into American politics. 

Nichols spoke to a packed house last year in Tucson. If you attended that event, you know he is both entertaining and thoughtful in his analyses of the news and the political climate.

This free event is sponsored by the Tucson Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), in collaboration with the Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF). It will be 6-8 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 570 South Tucson Blvd. 

For a taste of what you will hear, check out this video from last year's event– after the jump.