John C. Scott and I analyzed whether ex-astronaut Mark Kelly will run for US Senate. A group called 314 Action is drafting him to run, and Kelly did speak to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee about backing him. He favors gun safety measures and fighting climate change. He would run for the seat now occupied by Republican Marth McSally.
At 7:00: The Trump administration coming apart with the government shutdown, wrecking the government, damaging the economy, creating a historic deficit, starting trade wars and alienating allies. As with President Nixon, perhaps a group of Republican Senators will visit Trump and tell him he has no support.
At 10:46: At a recent meeting of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members voiced support for H.R.8, a bill in Congress that will require background checks for anyone buying a firearm in-person or online. A twin bill has been introduced in the US Senate. Member Pat Miesch recounted the terror of being at the shooting on Jan. 8, 2011 that injured congresswoman Gabby Giffords, six people were killed and 12 others were wounded.
Moms Demand Action also backs “red flag laws” which permit a court to require an individual posing an immediate danger or threat to surrender their firearms and ammunition to law enforcement.
If you don’t know what takoyaki balls (made from octopus) are, check out our 6th annual Tucson Japanese Festival, which was previously called the Tucson Mochitsuki for the mochi (rice) pounding event highlight. Our Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition (SAJCC) is still pounding & making mochi, but we feature other Japanese activities and performances as well. Here’s the flyer and schedule of events below.
NEW location — Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd. (between Oracle and La Canada Drive) –no longer at PCC Downtown, where it was for past 3 years).
Enjoy the ramen and my favorite, spam musubi (very popular back home in Hawaii, where it is ubiquitous). It is cooked rice, covered by a wrapping of nori (seaweed) with fried spam inside.
Carolyn’s Note: We are still waiting here at BFAZ for our webmaster to migrate to a better website, where I already have 35 plus additional events posted (beyond the ones posted here at this site on our Calendar). This event was one of them, but we’ve had to bypass a few already since Jan. 12. Sorry to those who were relying on me and our image Calendar, but too busy to re-p0st all of them (double work) here on the front page.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS & STUDENTS WITH VALID ID: $10
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Do you ever question the opinions you hold about people who aren’t like you? In a country that prides itself on being a melting pot, it seems that many of us have been raised to believe that, once melted, the end result should resemble only one of the ingredients. Discrimination is rooted not just in seeing ‘the other’ but in being led to believe that ‘other’ equals ‘worse’. This film shares a rainbow of amazing humans in order to tear down the walls that prevent us from seeing that we are far more similar than we are different and that it is the differences which give us our own unique beauty. (Dir. by Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp, 2018, USA, 65 mins., Not Rated)”
Voter Education Program. 2020 U.S. Census + Why Should You Care?O Speakers: Emily Verdugo, U.S. Census Bureau; Liane Hernandez, Community Outreach and Education Director, YWCA Southern Arizona; and Richard Elias, Pima County Supervisor. Location: Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd, … Continue reading →
“Greetings from your Women’s March: Phoenix organizers! We are excited to be back in action and to begin organizing the 2019 event. This event is in its infancy, and more details will become available in the coming months. As national … Continue reading →
Hosted by TEDxTucson “Join us on Saturday, January 19, 2019, to explore these “ideas worth spreading” at our day-long TEDxTucson Conference at the Berger Theater. Spend a day to explore the most profound scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical … Continue reading →
UPDATE: Note change in time to 11 a.m. (not able to change on event calendar above due to Word Press problems) Hosted by Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors andIndigenous Women for Equality “A platform for Indigenous People has been created at … Continue reading →
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REE ADMISSION The Lavender Scare SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 3:00pM | FREE ADMISSION Government persecution shattered lives but ignited a movement for LGBTQ rights. In person: Lavender Scare filmmaker Josh Howard The Lavender Scare documents the vicious “witch hunt” … Continue reading →
“Monday, January 21, 8:00 a.m.: Annual Martin Luther King Day March in Tucson. Begins at MLK Way at The Bridges in the UofA Tech Park (S. Kino Parkway and 36th Street), march to Reid Park, Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 … Continue reading →
Jeremey Lasher, 2018 DNCC National Canvass Director will speak on his experiences in the Primary and General of 2018. He is the past President of DGT. UPDATE: This DGT event has been postponed to Jan. 28 due to MLK Day … Continue reading →
Hosted by Pima County School Superintendent’s Office and 2 others “Please join us for a FREE film screening of TEACHING IN ARIZONA and a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Lisa Molomot, and the three featured teachers from the film. Featured … Continue reading →
Hosted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy “According to a recent UN report, we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. So what are we going to do? The Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy … Continue reading →
“Tucson Great Decisions Association announces its annual Kick-Off breakfast program, to be held on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at the Viscount Suites Hotel. Great Decisions is a nonpartisan program of group discussion about foreign affairs, sponsored nationally by the Foreign … Continue reading →
Who Will Write Our History? SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 AT NOON | FREE admission Who Will Write Our History is a 90-minute documentary film about Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the … Continue reading →
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