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Koch-Funded Prof Back Again with Lecture Against Public Schools

Assistant Professor Jonathan Anomaly

Assistant Professor Jonathan Anomaly

Remember professor Jonny Anomaly? When faced with public outrage last September, he canceled his anti-public school lecture at a Koch-funded University of Arizona class in Tucson.

Like Jack Nicholson in The Shining…he’s back. Anomaly will present “Public Goods and Education” on Thursday, January 25 at 12:30 pm in the Maloney Room, Social Science building 224, on the UofA Campus in Tucson.

The class description reads:

“But public financing of education can produce negative externalities by creating perverse incentives, and a public monopoly on the delivery of education can discourage experimentation and turn schools into an outlet for intellectual fads and political propaganda.”

“I conclude with a note of skepticism about the desirability of direct government involvement in education, even if it plays a limited role in financing it through vouchers, grants, or loans that can be redeemed at accredited schools.”

This talk is directly from the propaganda playbook of the right-wing Koch Brothers, their front group Americans for Prosperity, and their toady — anti-education Governor Doug Ducey.

The dark-money Charles G. Koch foundation donated $1 million to the UofA to create the “Center for the Philosophy of Freedom,” which is a think tank designed to turn students into future lobbyists for the right-wing, anti-education foundation.

Bogus economic analysis

Concerned parents, teachers, and elected representatives should attend to ask why a publicly-funded university is being utilized as an indoctrination tool to sabotage publicly-funded education.
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Cesar Chavez Week at UA

Art & Justice
“Come create with local artist, Mel “Melo” Dominguez, join us in making a mural on canvas to honor and recognize individuals, stories, reflections, and contributions to the Farm Workers Movement. To learn more about Mel, visit http://melodominguez.com/.
Participate in the process: Friday, March 24th at 10a-12p (Refreshments Provided)
This is an opportunity to contribute your ideas, images, words, and assist in drawing of the mural that will be 5ft x 6ft.
Come paint! Monday, March 27th at 2p-5p (Food Provided)
Each individual will be able to leave their mark on the collaborative image that will be displayed within the center.”

All events at Cesar E. Chavez building,  room 211, at 1110 E. North Campus Drive, just north of Old Main.

Coming up 17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March & Rally on  April 1st. Consult our Blog for Arizona Calendar for details.

Verboten/Forbidden art at University of Arizona Museum of Art

Expulsion from Paradise by Christian Rohlfs, courtesy of UA Museum of Art

“Expulsion from Paradise” by Christian Rohlfs, courtesy of UA Museum of Art

November 12 (2016) – March 12 (2017 at UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Rd. Tucson, on University of  Arizona campus

“Conceived by Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi party held the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich in 1937. An ideological move intended to censor and dismantle the individual creativity of modern artists, the exhibition was wildly popular and featured more than 650 artworks and books that were confiscated from museums. To enhance the humiliation effect, the works were hung haphazardly and accompanying texts belittled and criticized the artists. More than 3 million people saw the show as it traveled to twelve other cities. After the exhibit, most of the works were either sold at embarrassingly low prices or destroyed.

Some artists were able to recover from this humiliating event while others’ careers and lives were permanently destroyed. This exhibition features work by the same artists who were included in the Entartete Kunst exhibition, such as: Erich Heckel, Georg Grosz, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Pechstein, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.”

Hours & Admission:

Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closed University holidays.

$8 – General Admission

$6.50 – Seniors 65+ and groups of 10 or more

Free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children



UA Day at Joel D. Valdez main library

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“Thinking about college? University of Arizona has something for everyone! Learn what it takes to become a Wildcat. We will have information about UA programs and services, including featured workshops:

  • The Path to UA
  • College Greenlight
  • Financial Aid 101
  • Current Student Panel
  • UA Application Workshop for Seniors
  • AZ Earn to Learn

Space is limited!! Register today!!” UA Day is on Sat. July 23, 1 to 4 p.m. at Joel D. Valdez main library in Tucson, 101 N. Stone Ave (south of Alameda St.)

Register online at: https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2016-07-23%20TO%20&fq=branch_location_id:(MAI)/event/574e0d616daa23fa0b01e7b1

Time again for the popular Tucson Festival of Books


March 12 and 13, 2016 are the two days for the wildly popular Tucson Festival of Books, where long lines face you to get into some author presentations.   Here’s the complete schedule, to plan ahead:


It’s again on the University of Arizona mall (west of Campbell Ave. on University Blvd.), now in its 8th year.

Author list (A -Z): http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?id=45

One of the fun activiites is at the end of the festival,  with AZ Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and his humorous drawings  at the Star’s tent, 4 p.m. Sunday.  Writer Dave Devine will be assisting him this year.  The tent seats 250.

History from their website, www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.com.

“The Tucson Festival of Books, a registered non-profit organization established to support and fund literacy advancement in southern Arizona, debuted in March 2009 after two years of planning. More than 350 authors presented nearly 300 programs to 50,000 attendees that year. In six years, nearly 600,000 attendees have visited the Festival on the campus of the University of Arizona. More than $1,050,000 has been raised for local literacy organizations. Attendance in 2014 was estimated to be over 130,000 with more than 450 authors presenting. Founders of the Tucson Festival of Books include business, university and philanthropic leaders.”

Books — food– activities — info booths — family friends entertainment –lots and lots to do as usual. Enjoy Spring at the annual Tucson Festival of Books. Bigger and better each year.

Chinese Health Day on April 4th at University of AZ

Chinese Health Day Flyer

Carolyn’s note: Although I am not of Chinese ethnicity, I am a member of the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center since I am a passionate (and fairly good and somewhat lucky) mah jong player. Check out this healthy festival tomorrow on UA Mall, for free.