“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”
American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Monday January 18, 2016 is the national holiday designated for this great Black American, who fought for civil rights for all people, using nonviolent civil disobedience. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964.
More bio info at:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.
“The Dream” – 2009 acrylic & inkjet print by Andrew Polk, in Joel D. Valdez Main library in Tucson (photo credit Carolyn Classen)
Tomorrow there are a number of activities to celebrate his legacy, starting at 8 a.m. with a renaming of Nobel Way at the UA Tech Park for Dr. MLK, then a march to Reid Park for the annual MLK celebration (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). There is also a Black Lives Matter rally at 9:30 a.m. also at Reid Park. (UPDATE -this rally has been cancelled).
In the afternoon at 3 p.m. there will be the annual Freedom Song Sing a long at Temple Emanu-El, and later that evening at the Loft Theater at 7:30 p.m., a free film “Soundtrack for a Revolution”.
More information about these events on our Calendar:
http://blogforarizona.net/calendar-2/ (where there are lots of other progressive events to attend).
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged "Soundtrack for a Revolution", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Loft Cinema, MLK Day festival, MLK Holiday, Reid Park, Temple Emanu-El, UA Tech Park
All they want to do is dance, dance, dance (press release):
Leaps for Lives
Bring all your dance-loving friends on October 24 for a family-friendly evening of fun and energetic performances featuring local dance companies from the DanceLoft, all the while making a donation to a good cause – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, a Tucson-based non-profit organization transitioning retired racing greyhounds into forever homes.
Who will be dancing?
–Musical-Mayhem Cabaret: Musical Theater
–U of A The Black’N’Blue Crew: Hip Hop
–Condanza: Contemporary Ballet
–U of A Swing Cats: East & West Coast Swing
–Doodles Dance Studio: Children’s Dance
–Lykisa: Tribal Belly Dance
–Leaps for Lives Dance Company: Contemporary Jazz
The event is picnic-style seating at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. Bring blankets and chairs; food trucks on hand.
Admission: $7.50/students & seniors with ID and $10/general admission. Call (520) 250-4664 for info.
It all happens on Saturday October 24 from 6 to 8 pm
“To the Earth Be Kind; Leave Your Car Behind”
Earth Day is in its 21st year. Check out all the previous Earth Day posters on their website, www.tucsonearthday.org. Earth Day Tucson will be again at Reid Park bandshell, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NE corner of E. 22nd St. and Country Club Rd.) This is a great festival aimed to teaching children and adults about appreciating all living things on Earth, and about future sustainability of our natural resources. Celebrate Earth Day.
Peak at Earth Day brochure, with list of activities: http://www.tucsonearthday.org/pdf/2015%20Eday%20brochure_web_02_22_2015.pdf
by Pamela Powers Hannley
Worldwide– and here in Tucson– hundreds of thousands of citizens have signed up to March Against Monsanto today, May 25. More than 1000 Tucsonans have RSVP'd for this event on Facebook. Will they show up? Who knows. If even 1/3 that many people come to Reid Park today, that's a big march by Tucson standards.
Why are people pissed off at Monsanto? Read this…
On the eve of March against Monsanto Senate shoots down GMO labeling bill
Posted in Activism, Congress, Conspiracy Theory, Corruption, Economics, environment, Ethics, Justice, Legislation, Pamela Powers Hannley, Tucson
Tagged genetically modified organisms, GMOs, March Against Monsanto, Monsanto, Reid Park, Tucson