Thursday, July 26, 2012

Freedom Summer: Art, Food and Performance at Raices Taller

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

raices.jpg
  • Courtesy of Raul Gonzalez

Tucson Freedom Summer, in collaboration with Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery and Workshop presents HUITZILOPOCHLI “the will to act, on Saturday, July 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 218 E. 6th St.

The fundraising event brings together performers and artists, and includes the work of Tucson artists David Tineo, Tanya Alvarez, Paco Velez, and others. Expect raffles, food, music and interactive art-making for the whole family, including a buffet courtesy of Las Cazuelitas. The event benefits the Save Ethnic Studies Raza Defense Fund.

From the press release:

On January 10th 2012, the Tucson Unified School District governing board voted to suspend the Mexican American Studies (MAS) department and classes. This was the culmination of a series of attacks by the state legislature dating back to 2006. As a response to this anti-intellectual, repressive act, a federal lawsuit has been filed. Nationally, a group of artists, activists, educators and scholars have converged in Tucson to support the local efforts to demand the reinstatement of MAS. This effort has been named Tucson Freedom Summer.

This convergence has been sparked by the national acknowledgement of the far reaching implications of this attack. Tucson Freedom Summer has manifested itself in a series of events to both educate the community and raise funds for the legal costs associated with the lawsuit. Events include community forums, educational “Encuentros”, Sunday Freedom School, demonstrations, political canvassing, poetry, and many artistic expressions of support. On July 28th, Tucson Freedom Summer, in collaboration with Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery and Workshop, will be hosting an event that will highlight the epic historic struggle for Chicano civil rights in Tucson.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Mari Herreras

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson Museum of Art's annual Holiday Artisans Market + Street Festival

A Kickoff Celebration and Concert 5-7pm on Friday. All is free and open to the public. The… More

@ Tucson Museum of Art Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 140 N. Main Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Defeated Dingbat Congressman Blames McCain for GOP Losing House of Reps (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Updated Numbers: Sinema Now Leading by 32,000 Votes; Hobbs Trailing by 259 Votes in AZSOS Race; Glassman Still Trailing By 10K in Corp Com Race (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Making Sense of the Midterms: Post-Election Analysis on 'Arizona 360' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade Celebrates Armistice Day (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Stan Lee Dead at 95 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation