Arizona Senate President/Senator Russell Pearce, “The Cowardly Lion”, isn’t alone in his thoughts about what is “right” for our state. He has Governor Janice K. Brewer, “The Wicked Witch of the West”, Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, “The Tin Man”, and Attorney General Tom Horne, “The Straw Man”, to help him carry out his racist and discriminatory agenda against the Hispanic population and other minorities in Arizona.
Why would I want to be racially profiled due to SB1070, my children not be able to learn about their Puerto Rican history in school due to HB2281, be harassed in the polling place due to the Voter I.D. laws, have to prove who I am to the hospital (when I already know that I’m an American citizen and U.S. Air Force verteran) and have to prove who my children are with their birth certificates before I can enroll them in school?
Arizona is becoming a Police State similar to Nazi Germany. The 287(g) program is being abused by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona and he’s racially profiling Hispanics with impunity. How can this continue? The systematic violation of our civil rights with the blessings of the Federal Government.
I’m horrified and disgusted at these politicians who seem to think that they are above the law.
Thank You Ms. Shuman, Weekly & Ms. Herraras. I recently watched "This is It" MJ's documentary & MJ as well expressing his voice for the voiceless. Excellent and appreciated the Weekly includes the good works of many Tucson citizens. Bravisimo.
Viewed two parts of the Freedom Riders, and it took me back to childhood. I remember looking at the evening news (shout out to Huntley and Brinkley, et al) and wondering...why? when? would this happen to me and my family? What an incredible story - kudos to the modern FR.
For me the tea party brings back images of those FR era crowds.
Outstanding & much relevance today Tucson Weekly's Ms. Herreras. A subject close to my heart. Tucson Weekly ask's the right Q's & I appreciate the A's. Sadly, I was 8 yrs young when MLK was shot and cannot believe how much the very same exist today in more covert and coded language. We appreciate your coverage and hope your readers also watch May 16 PBS Documentary on your above Q&A.
4.28.11 Thur Excellent Format Ms. Herreras (a reader/dog groomer's opine) I love the Q&A format & the 5 W's (who, what, why, where, when)Journalism foundation. Bravo Again Tucson Weekly.
Kaitlin is truly a beautiful person with a wonderful healing ability. She has always had art as part of her life..... She does an excellent job of making someone feel special in her world of beauty. She finds beauty in all creatures and nature. Kaitlin has such an inspiring way with words & pen......wonderful writer and healer...... We are so thankful that she is in our lives and is doing the great things she loves.
Happy Springtime friends.......... Hugs Ski & Sandi
Kaitlin has a huge heart and a beautiful spirit, and is so willing to share and nurture others. Thanks for publishing this article to let others know about her and the wonderful resources she has to offer.
What an inspiration you continue to be! Everything you said was so powerful but what really stuck with me was "that personal creativity should be more embraced as an essential part of personal wellness". Thanks dear friend for the reminder to get creating again rather than putting it off while I take care of the less important day to day things! Keep up the great work; here's to creativity and the process. I love you! Janice :0)
What an interesting article to introduce this multi-dimensional woman
to the people of Tucson. I'm sure many will visit her Creative Cottage just to bask in her warmth.GH
Kaitlin really does provide a wonderful space to explore artist creativity in a stress free environment. Her Creative Cottage is a place where women can gain inspiration and just enjoy making something fun.
Once again Kaitlin has seen a need within her community and and within herself and provided an answer to the need. By creating an opportunity and providing a space, there is now a place in Tucson for people to come to express the integration of the whole self in what they are themselves able to produce. Kaitlin has a genius and continues to be an inspiration in ways to show others the healing and transformative power of expressing the inner self; everyone is served. More power to her and wishes for success in this effort.
We need more stories about local people who are making a difference.
I've worked and created with Kaitlin before and can attest to her inspiring well-spring of creativity and the ability to truly connect with those around her~ She is a vibrant, empathetic and wonderful artist and person!
What an interesting story. Thank-you for bringing this to our intention. When we nurture our creative needs we find it so much easier to deal with the rest of life - especially the stressors in our lives. I was one of those people K. refers to who set aside art for 35 years while I was working. What a waste.
This is a great idea - may it flourish.
I love Kaitlin's comment that one does not have to be a born artist and that everyone needs art and can do art. A reminder to tap into a new reserve - thanks for that K.
This is a great article fully explaining the great work being done by Grounds for Health. Well done Ricci...
3.24.11 Mari, I've always appreciated you as both a good soul and writer. Jeffrey Scott Brown has my vote and I hope I can interest some of my colleagues here in the N.E. to read your story on the courage and hope Jeffrey Scott Brown inspires. p.s. I, being guilty too of being a tad emotional at times and have really not endured Jeffrey's sufferings so remind Jeffrey in the adage: "Progress not Perfection" sonny charles urbine aka charlie bass.
Fantastic for downtown. I hope that the Buffalo Exchange Congress Street shop proves itself to be a smart business move (as well as an emotional decision!) for Kerstin and Spencer. Will look forward to more shopping!
What a fabulous project! Go, Leza!!
So glad to see these guys get some ink. They work hard and really enjoy what they do. Hope lots of folks turn out to see the films and support One 17 Productions
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