Community Volunteer Fair

When:
February 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Where:
Historic Y
738 N 5th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
USA

 

THE HISTORIC Y announces a free and open to the public event:

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR
at THE HISTORIC Y, 300 E. University Boulevard
on President’s Day, February 20, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30.

“This is an event:
– for social and environmental activists to connect and engage and learn about the great work that others are doing with whom they may not be so familiar
– for those with little or no experience in activism who are frustrated by the current political climate, and/or who feel inspired by President Obama’s call to action and are looking to get involved, help vulnerable populations and fight for social and environmental justice, equality and liberal progressive causes
– for people feeling disenfranchised looking to engage within a place of love and support
– for social, environmental and political organizations looking for volunteers

This is for those who are looking for ways to get involved, to learn about the many great organizations there are in Tucson and find causes which resonate with them so that they can, in the words of President Obama, ‘hitch their wagon to something bigger than themselves’, affect positive change, and make a difference. Groups will be able to set up tables where they can educate attendees about their missions, objectives, actions and projects and sign up volunteers to do the work that our democracy demands. We hope people find this a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, get inspired, and make meaningful connections. Beer, snacks, and music will add to the convivial atmosphere in our lovely historic lobby and urban courtyard.

More than 40 organizations are being invited to participate in the Fair. They are both social and political, with an emphasis on fighting for equality and social justice and protecting the environment and vulnerable populations and causes.

Participating Organizations:

AIDS Ribbon Tucson
Amnesty International Tucson
The Alliance Fund
Coalición de Derechos Humanos
Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
Desert Harmony Hospice
Desert Pirates
Digna Theater
Do Happy Today
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
GoodGuides Youth Mentoring
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Indivisible Peter Howell “Mosquitoes”
Indivisible Southern Arizona
Indivisible Tucson for Justice
Jewish History Museum
Jewish Voice for Peace – Tucson
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
National Lawyers Guild
PN Tucson
Pima Area Labor Federation
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation
Prisoner Visitation & Support
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)
Southern Arizona BDS Network
Serve Tucson
Sierra Club
Sustainable Tucson
Tucson Audubon Society
Tucson Pride
Watershed Management Group
Youth on Their Own
YWCA of Southern Arizona

Join other social and environmental activists and others frustrated by the current political climate who are looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. Find out about the many organizations that are doing good work in Tucson and fighting for social and environmental justice, equality and liberal progressive causes that are seeking volunteers. Enjoy beer, snacks, music and camaraderie in the lovely lobby and courtyard of The Historic Y.

 For more information about the event, please contact Shawn Burke, 415-218-0020, shawnburke@me.com or via Facebook Messenger. Organizations that wish to participate please RSVP by January 30, 2017.

Following the Fair, there will be additional social time to encourage introductions, collaboration and idea exchange, from 6:30 to 7, as the setting turns from President’s Day to “Not My President’s Day” with the staged reading of “The Higher Education of Khalid Amir,” an award-winning play with Anti-Trump themes by Monica Bauer, beginning at 7:00 at ZUZI! Theater.”

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