Check our calendar of events for opportunities to learn, organize, and take action.

One Community – One Voice

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  • Beth Meyer: Meet/Greet with Leading for Change
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

    525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

    Join us as Beth Meyer of Leading for Change shares their work in training folks to run for office. Ask questions and learn more about the opportunities available through Leading for Change.

    About Leading For Change
    Our Purpose
    To ensure that all people living in our country have equal access to opportunities that enable them to advance economically, academically and socially.
    Our Mission
    To provide leaders and emerging leaders with the necessary and effective tools, resources and networks to advance social justice and progressive values in communities.

    Our Values
    All persons living in the United States have access to:
    Quality Education at all levels of learning
    Quality Health Care for children, youth and adults
    A Fair and Compassionate Judicial System
    Freedom of Choice
    Equality in the Workplace

    Leading For Change (LFC) is a non-profit, non-partisan training organization dedicated to developing the next generation of civic leaders in their quest to enhance the lives and opportunities in their communities. Through a cadre of programs, collaborations and partnerships with diverse community leaders and social justice organizations, we are working to build a foundation for and pipeline of civic leaders who are prepared to reshape Arizona for the betterment of its people – children, youth and adults alike.

    Founded by Beth Meyer, former National State Operations Vice President of the Center for Progressive Leadership, in collaboration with community leaders and elected officials, Leading For Change was established to fill gaps in the training and preparation of emerging leaders planning to run for office, engaged in community organizing, developing policy and/or working within non-profit social justice organizations.

    Our Trainings
    LFC trainings are intentionally designed to be transformational. Going beyond skills training, our interactive training and learning approaches forge new ways of thinking, and exercising leadership. Expert trainers and curriculum challenge participants to reflect critically, draw upon their experiences, and expand their approach to and practice of leadership for change. Program Overviews

    Concentrating on a specific set of political leadership areas, including leading by your values, using power; communicating; creating and relaying a vision; planning strategically; engaging and understanding your community. Our comprehensive programs are comprised of diverse leaders who are civically involved. These include;
    Advocacy and Non-Profit Leaders
    Community Organizers and Activists
    Future Candidates
    Public Officials
    City, County and State Policy-Makers and Influencers

  • Film: An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power Screening and Town Hall
    7:00 pm-10:00 pm

    3601 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA

    3601 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA

    Hosted by Indivisible Southern Arizona, Alliance for Action, Indivisible Tohono, Citizens Climate Lobby, and The Climate Reality Project.

    Al Gore has partnered with Indivisible groups in just 15 cities around the country for a special screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth in Power,” and we were selected as one of them!

    This is a free screening of the film, followed by a town hall with local Indivisible groups including Indivisible Southern Arizona, Alliance for Action, Indivisible Tohono, Citizens Climate Lobby, and The Climate Reality Project. The screening is first come first serve.

  • Don’t Tread on AZ CD2
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    4400 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711, USA

    4400 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711, USA

    #DontTreadOnAZ is a statewide call to action by Indivisible and other grassroots community organizations throughout Arizona. At 16 different Congressional Offices across the state, we are gathering in protest of the partisan destruction of our healthcare, public education, human rights, and environment protections.

    Join with progressive politicians, democratic party officials, grassroots organizers, and other concerned Arizonans. For more info & a full list of participating individuals and organizations (28 and counting!), please visit: CD2 Rep. Martha McSally supports gutting Medicaid and sending hundreds of thousands back to the era of using emergency rooms as primary care centers. Join Indivisible of AZ and many others for a rally outside Congresswoman Martha McSally’s office on August 14th at 4:00 PM. Rain or shine, be there to say NO MORE!

    Link to event information:

  • United We Dream – DACA Anniversary
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    1585 E 36th St, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

    1585 E 36th St, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

    For immigrant youth, DACA means safety, it means being able to earn a paycheck to buy medicine for your mom, it means peace of mind, it means opportunity.

    In a sea of bad news, DACA is a shining light of good news and we have an opportunity to save it. In fact, immigrant youth and families won DACA by taking action and now we must take action to save it.

    Ending DACA and a program called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants from Africa, Haiti, central America and other countries means the lives of over a million immigrants are in danger.

    Extremist Republicans have threatened to sue if President Trump doesn not kill DACA by September 5th. Over 1,000,000 people are covered under DACA and TPS. These programs enable people to work, go to school, provide for their families, be protected from deportation and gives many peace of mind. The clock is ticking and it is time for us to take a stand!

    Join us for a screening of the Dream is Now and then we take Action in our neighborhoods –

  • Solidarity Dinner – LUPE & Mariposa Sin Frontera
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    127 N Palomas Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745-2942

    127 N Palomas Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745-2942


    Ven a una deliciosa cena y a jugar JENGA con LUPE y Mariposa Sin Frontera, y apoya nuestros esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos para la nueva casa de Mariposa Sin Frontera.

    Join LUPE and Mariposa Sin Frontera (Butterfly Without Border) for a night of delicious food and JENGA as we raise funds for Mariposa Sin Frontera’s new home.

    ** 8/16/17 ** 127 N Paloma Ave. ** 6:30pm – 9pm **

    Recaudacion de Fondos en linea / Online Fundraiser

    Mariposas Sin Fronteras (MSF) es una organización de personas Trans y LBGT. Mariposas están trabajando en terminar la detención de personas LGBTQIJ+ . Mariposas ha pagado más de $150,000 en fianzas y liberado 27 personas de detención en los últimos 6 años. Ahora, Mariposas sin Fronteras está buscando una casa para comprar y principalmente en adquirir $20,000 para el inicial antes del 20 de Septiembre.

    Mariposas Sin Fronteras is a local organization of queer and trans people impacted by the immigration detention system. Mariposas Sin Fronteras has worked toward ending the detention of LGBTQIJ+ individuals. Mariposas Sin Fronteras has paid $150,000 in bonds to release 27 people from detention over the past 6 years. Now, Mariposas Sin Fronteras is looking to buy their own home, and we are working at primarily securing funds for a down payment of 20,000 before September 30th.

  • Ending Violence Against Women Committee — NOW
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA

    101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA

    Committee is committed to helping eliminate violence against women, and support survivors. Join in on the action at meetings held on the third Sunday of the month. All are welcome— See you there!

    The Ending Violence Against Women Committee is part of National Organization of Women (NOW).

    Meeting held in the Catalina Room, 2nd floor.


  • Civics 101 — Indivisible Southern Arizona
    1:30 pm-3:30 pm

    530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711, USA

    530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711, USA

    It’s been a long time for most of us since our last civics lesson. We are offering a non-partisan, embarrassment-free opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the basics of the structures of our federal, state and local governments. Knowing how your federal, state and local governments work allows you to make your voice heard.

    Join us to learn how becoming more informed will make you a better citizen. Learn why every vote counts. We, the people, are the government of United States of America! You can look it up!

    Brought to you by Indivisible Southern Arizona.

  • Fundraising Communications: Making a Strong Case for Your Cause
    11:45 am-1:00 pm

    525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

    525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

    Communications play an important role in effective fundraising and it starts with a compelling “case for support.” Understand the key elements of a fundraising case and how to develop communications that move people to care about your issue and your organization.
    Presenter: Jenny Carrillo, MA, CFRE
    Jenny is a partner in the Tucson-based firm, Alexander | Carrillo Consulting, and with her partner Laura Alexander has provided fundraising, strategic planning, facilitation and training services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona.
    Jenny earned her B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics & Government from American University in Washington, DC and M.A. degree in Philanthropy & Development through St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Jenny has also achieved the professional credential of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by demonstrating proficiency of professional practice, performance, education, service and a commitment to ethical fundraising. She served as President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 2005, and was recognized by the chapter with their Outstanding Fundraising Professional award in 2006. Jenny became a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer in 2015.

    About PRSA, Southern Arizona Chapter

    Organization · Tucson, Arizona
    The Southern Arizona Chapter of PRSA offers PR professionals access to personal and professional development through regular chapter meetings, topical seminars and workshops, regional conferences and a rich network of local practitioners.
    8:00 am-1:00 pm

    525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

    525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

    August 26th marks the passing of the 19thAmendment, granting the right to vote to select American women. This event raises diverse voices to discuss the status of feminism and how we can achieve equality and justice for ALL women.

    Food Trucks will be available for lunch.


    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Parking is available at the YWCA on a First Come, First Serve basis. Additional parking is available along the entire stretch of Bonita Ave, along the Eastern side or at Pima Community College. Do not park at Treasure Chest/Rio Nuevo Books next door.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    This is a Save the Date, additional information will be available by August 11th, including all confirmed speakers.

  • Celebrating the Chicano Moratorium
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    243 W 33rd St, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

    243 W 33rd St, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

    Una nocha de comida, poesia, musica y dialogo comunitario. Vamos a celebrar el 47 aniversario de esta heroica movilización!

    Invitados especiales: Carlos Montes del Centro CSO de Boyle-Heights LA, Tierra y Libertad, UNIDOS, Centro de los Trabajadores, y Borderlands Theater!

    **Habra interpretacion y todo sera por DONACION!**

    Come thru for a night of food, poetry, music, and community dialogo. Let’s celebrate the 47th anniversary of this historic demonstration!

    Special guests: Carlos Montes from Centro CSO, Boyle Heights LA, Tierra y Libertad, UNIDOS, Southside Worker Center, y Borderlands Theater!

    **Interpretation will be provided and everything is by DONATION**

    Historia / History

    El 29 de agosto de 1970, en East Los Angeles mas de 30,000 Chicanos se mobilizaron para demandar igualdad y el final de la guerra de Vietnam. La marcha pacifica fue brutalmente atacada por el departamento de alguacil y la policia de Los Angeles. Miles de personas fueron golpeadas y rosiadas con gas, y hoy se conoce como las gran rebelion Chicana. Tres personas fueron asesinadas: el reportero del LA Times Ruben Salazar, Angel Diaz, y LynnWard. Esta gran mobilizacion tambien se conoce como el dia de liberacion – un dia de lucha y resistencia del pueblo Chicano.


    On Aug. 29, 1970, in East Los Angeles (ELA) over 30,000 Chicanos demanded equality and an end to the Vietnam War. The peaceful rally was brutally attacked by the LA Sheriffs and Los Angeles Police Department. Hundreds were violently beaten and gassed – leading to what is now known as one of the biggest Chicano rebellions. Three were killed: then-Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Salazar, Angel Diaz, and Lynn Ward. The Chicano Moratorium is presently and commonly referred to as “Chicano Liberation Day” – a day of struggle for the Chicano people.

  • Historic Ground Water Contamination in South Tucson — Teach In
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    3950 S. Country Club, Tucson, Arizona 85714

    3950 S. Country Club, Tucson, Arizona 85714

    The purpose of this Teach In is to address health concerns related to historic groundwater contamination in South Tucson, also known as TCE ( Trichloroethylene ) Spill/ Contamination .

    This event is an opportunity for your voice to be heard to receive education, to connect with health resources, and to work together to understand how the environment affects our community’s health .

    Topics :

    What we know about the Water and the Community Health Today

    Cancer & Birth Defect Rates in South Tucson compared to the rest of Pima County

    Information about where your drinking water comes from, how it’s treated and how it is distributed

    What doctors can and can’t tell you about environmental exposures and your health

    Exposures to chemicals in the environment

    Investigating community health concerns for the future

    Also EJTF Tucson will provide information about how o connect with your community and help oput including encourage you to start or join a community group .

    Coping with the stress that environmental contamination can cause in your community is also a factor that we can not ignore therefore ATSDR approach method and fact sheet will also be provided to anyone who is interested in more information on behavioral health issues related to stress that environmental contamination can cause .

    Thank you all for your public participation and volunteer work regarding the EJTF Tucson group and members past & current without your participation we could have never got this far .

    We are asking for community volunteers to help with set up and table.

    If you have anymore questions about the community teach in please feel free to call me Linda Shosie Robles, at 520 393-3671 .