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Equity Forum to meet Ward 3 Democratic Council candidates

Info from LSA:
“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, YWCA of Southern Arizona, Living Streets Alliance, the Southwest Fair Housing Council, and L.U.P.E.Tucson (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes) invite you to meet the Ward 3 Democratic primary candidates on Saturday, August 5th from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Donna R. Liggins Center,2160 N. 6th Avenue, for the first-ever candidate forum to focus specifically on equity.

All the primary candidates are confirmed to attend: Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Tom Tronsdal. (There is no primary on the Republican ticket, as there is no candidate running.)

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Housing for Refugees forum on July 7

Hosted by Iskashitaa Refugee Network and Southwest Fair Housing Council.

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The 13 year Odyssey of Odyssey Storytelling

March 24, 5 to 8 p.m. at YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson

“Now more than ever, we must celebrate the uncensored voices of diverse community members. This is exactly what Odyssey Storytelling has been doing for thirteen years through monthly live shows featuring the true stories of everyday people in Southern Arizona.

This celebration and fundraiser will be emceed by Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist, David Fitzsimmons, and will feature a reading by Penelope Starr from her newly released book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events.

This step-by-step guide chronicles Starr’s years growing the community of Odyssey Storytelling. Why did a fifty-eight year old artist decide to take on a small project that turned into a successful nonprofit storytelling organization? What challenges did she face and how did she survive them? How can other communities create their own storytelling events? Experience her joys, frustrations and laughter. The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is packed with practical tips and plenty of inspirational stories.

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World Premiere of “Digna” play at YWCA of Southern Arizona

 

Digna Theater’s first production is the play “DIGNA” by Patricia Davis. February 23-26 and March 2-5 at 7:30 pm at THEATRE @YWCA, 525 Bonita Street, Tucson AZ.

Digna is directed by Barclay Goldsmith, features Alba Jaramillo as Digna, and is accompanied with live music by Rebeca Cartes.

Performances: February 23-26 and March 2-5 at Theater@YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue, Tucson AZ.

$15 general admission, $12 for students, and Thursday is pay-what-you-can day.

About Digna Ochoa

“In October 2001, renowned Mexican human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa was found shot dead in her Mexico City office. Ochoa’s death at the age of thirty-six was declared a suicide by Mexico City prosecutors, despite evidence pointing to foul-play, her receiving death threats, and attempts on her life.

Ochoa, a former nun, went on to represent farmers defending the environment in the state of Guerrero, Zapatista guerrillas in Chiapas, and indigenous peoples in her home state of Veracruz. In her pursuit of truth and justice she challenged powerful governmental agencies. She also uncovered torture and other abuses by the Mexican military and police.

Ochoa was twenty-four when she discovered a blacklist of union organizers and political activists in the office of the state attorney general. A few days later, she was kidnapped and raped. Her family and fellow human rights activists rejected the finding of death by suicide, and fought for the case to be re-opened. Ochoa’s case was reopened in 2005. Regrettably state prosecutors maintained suicide as the origin of her death.

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We Stand Together Kick Off

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 We Stand Together Kick Off Event at YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Avenue

 

 

 

 

Proclamation of “Project Period Month” – December 2016

On November 22, 2016 the Pima County Board of Supervisors declared December 2016 as “Project Period Month”. Photos below are of the board meeting, where attendees donated $250 cash for this project at the YWCA of Southern Arizona. This project is aimed to assist homeless women with feminine hygiene products, with a goal of collection of 500 boxes of products and $1000. Donations can sent to the YWCA, and dropped off at Walmart-East, Tucson Jewish Community Center, and  Pima County, plus online websites (listed below).

Pima County Board of Supervisors, with YWCA of Southern Arizona staff receiving proclamation of "Project Period Month"

Pima County Board of Supervisors, with YWCA of Southern Arizona staff receiving proclamation of “Project Period Month”

Info on this project: http://www.ywcatucson.org/site/c.elLYJiOZKqLcG/b.9352811/k.7A81/Project_Period_Facts.htm

Go Fund Me campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/projectperiodpimacounty

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