1 Block 1 Day 4/4/15 to 4/5/15



One Block One Day (OBOD) 2015 is a 24-hour block party and community arts festival hosted by The Human Project with assisted collaboration from Downtown Tucson Partnership and CityBoyz Music Group. The purpose is to create a space (One Block) where for 24 hours (One Day) our world is a complete utopia; free of crime, gender biases, racial tensions and socioeconomic woes. This event will foster diversity, pride and hope within the community by bringing top artists, leaders and educators to the same stage for a full day of sharing ideas, strategies and inspiration. The event will be on April 4, 2015 in Tucson, AZ.

Wristbands to this event will cost $10. Presale wristbands for $7 at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/ (look for April 4 listing).

Event location says 100 N. Stone Ave. so I hear that means on Stone Avenue across from the Joel D. Valdez main library, but the FB page says between Congress St. and Pennington St.  Won’t be hard to miss.

Tentative Schedule of Events
(subject to change w/o notice)

1b1d line up
7-730am Gates open Begin 24 hour period
730-845am Sunrise yoga Hosted by Spiritual Gangsta Yoga w/ Ricky Abud & DJ Elektra Tek
9-945am Opening Ceremony
National Anthem – Chezale, Francisco Camacho
Welcome speech – Mayor Rothschild
Poetry – Teré Fowler-Chapman
Downtown Tucson Partnership – Michael Keith
Fanga (West African welcome dance), Viva Performing Arts Center
10am #S2SW (Selfies 2 Save the World) – Largest selfie in the world Record breaking attempt hosted by UofA Black N Blue Hip Hop Crew
1030am Tucson Community Drum Circle – Baba Kosan, Richard Noel
11am Tucson Zumba Sampler – Lupe and friends
1130am Tucson Community Dance Class sampler – Anton, Yarrow
12p Healthy Eating segment – Andre Newman of The Purple Tree
1230p Fed By Threads Fashion Show – Alok
1245p Tucson Barber Battle
1p Samba Parade – Sol Axé
130p Maculele/Roda – Capoeira Malendragem, Axé
2p Marching Band
215p UofA Drum line
230p J-Sette and Black Greek stepping exhibition
3p Scholarship recipient, Youth poetry, speeches “My Idea of A Perfect World” (collaboration with City High)
330p Tucson Variety Society – Zack Armstrong
345pm Danswest
4pm Tucson Family Game Night
430pm Vendetta Resurrection (FT DJ Herm)
530pm Saturday Drag with Zeldana Twins, Raul Martinez and more !!
6pm Sunset with DJ Clay Steele
630pm Uproot Reggae band,bands bands bands
730p video presentations, motivational quotes and stories
8p Headliner – The Human Project
9-1030p Free outdoor movie provided by The Screening Room
1030p-4a All Ages Party in the Street (featuring DJ Dre Day, DJ Alias, DJ Lexx)
4-6 Break for set up / clean up
6-7a Universal Interfaith Gathering Reflection, Meditation, Mass Commitment Ceremony – Pastor Lovelle McMichael, Susan Tomlinson
7:01a Gates close End 24 hour period

Main Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/765932236835536/. Hosted by Hosted by Anton Smith and Andreas Dre Day Johnson.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).