Update 1/19/17: due to forecast of rain, the March and concert has been cancelled. Teach- in will continue under tents on the UA mall. See comments.
“Teach-In 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on UA Campus with March from Old Main to El Presidio Park and concert to follow. Details below.
Mission statement: On January 20, 2017, the United States will face a new presidential administration that threatens the rights and safety of many in our community and challenges the tenets of our democracy.
While some of us believe it is important to respect the outcome of the election, we also believe it is vital to step up our civic engagement under these circumstances. This march is a public demonstration that the greater Tucson area is a community that is inclusive and respects the rights and dignity of all people regardless of faith, race, gender, ability, citizenship status, or sexual orientation. We want to demonstrate in a peaceful manner that we, as a community, collectively affirm the rights of those who are most vulnerable. We want to affirm in public our solidarity to protect the rights of US citizens who are Muslim, the rights of undocumented students who came to America as children and are currently enrolled at colleges and universities, the reproductive rights of all women protected by law, the rights of individuals in the LBGTQ community, and the rights of African Americans who are victims of police shootings to a fair trial. These rights are legal and we stand together to protect them.
Teach-in on Civic Engagement and Non-Violent Protest
9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Mall at the University of Arizona campus
Tentative schedule pending confirmation of sequence.
Monica Casper and Roberto Rodriguez, masters of ceremonies.
9:00 am Judith McDaniels, the importance of an informed citizenry and the public voices of activists
10:00 am Eve Shapiro, youth involvement in organized politics
11:00 am Jeannine Relly, fact-checking and journalism
12:00 pm Maha Nasser, deconstructing myths about Islam
1:00 pm Nina Rabin, immigrant rights and US law
2:00 pm Enrico Trevisani, DACA issues & sanctuary status
3:00 pm Tyina Steptoe, history of the KKK and white nationalism in USA
4:00 pm Denis Provencher and Annette Joseph-Gabriel, hate speech, what it is, where it is happening and how to report it
5:00 pm Phyllis Taoua & Suzi Dovi, how to organize non-violent protest
Following the teach-in please join us for an Inauguration Day March for Unity and Solidarity starting at 5 pm at Old Main as we march together to El Presidio Park on Alameda Street with a concert in the park to follow.
These events are open to the public and are wheelchair accessible. To request specific disability-related accommodation, please contact the event organizers.”