WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY – COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

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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.

FAQs

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.

Don’t Tread on AZ CD2

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#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: https://azresist.org/donttreadonaz/ 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1290134271112383

Film: An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power Screening and Town Hall

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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.

Beth Meyer: Meet/Greet with Leading for Change

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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.

http://www.azleadingforchange.org/

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

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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

Celebrating the Chicano Moratorium

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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.

***English***

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.

Solidarity Dinner – LUPE & Mariposa Sin Frontera

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Spanish/English

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
https://www.youcaring.com/mariposassinfronteras-856122

Info:
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.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008210168994

Phone Bank asking Sen Flake to Support Immigrants & Health Care

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Mi Familia Vota, Planned Parenthood, OFA, UFCW Local 99

WHAT: Please join Mi Familia Vota and Planned Parenthood for a phone bank to call our immigrant communites and invite them to use their voices to call our Senator Jeff Flake and ask him to continue to support our immigrant communities here in Tucson, and our health!

WHO: This event is organized by Anakarina Rodriguez with Mi Familia Vota, Tucson and Melissa Garcia with the Raiz Program at Planned Parenthood, Tucson. This event will be hosted by our friends at UFCW Locall 99, Fred Yamashita. For more information please contact anakarinar@mifamiliavota.net or mgarcia@ppaz.org.
Si se puede!

Mi Familia Vota is a national 501(c)(4) civic engagement organization that advocates on social and economic issues that impact the Latino community, from immigration to workers rights.

At Planned Parenthood, we believe that the ability to migrate with dignity and access to health care, and without fear of deportation or detention due to one’s immigration status, is an integral part of what it means to have a healthy and complete life. Part of honoring immigrant heritage in this country is ensuring that we advance health equity so that everyone is able to live a life of dignity — no matter what.

*Immigrants are a vital part of the Planned Parenthood community; they are our patients, volunteers, activists, supporters, educators, clinicians and staff. They make our country better, stronger, and more vibrant. And they make Planned Parenthood stronger too.

*Planned Parenthood is here for immigrant communities. At Planned Parenthood we believe that all people deserve the highest quality of care, no matter what – no matter who they are, where they live, or where they are from. Our doors are open to everyone, regardless
of their immigration status.

En Planned Parenthood creemos que la posibilidad de migrar con dignidad y acceder a cuidados de salud sin miedo a ser deportado o detenido por el estatus migratorio es una parte integral de lo que significa vivir una vida saludable y completa. Parte de honrar la herencia de los inmigrantes en este país es asegurarnos de trabajar hacia la equidad en salud de manera que todos puedan vivir una vida digna – sin importar qué pase.

Los inmigrantes son parte vital de la comunidad de Planned Parenthood: son nuestros
pacientes, voluntarios, activistas, colaboradores, educadores, clínicos y empleados. Ellos hacen que nuestro país sea mejor, más fuerte y más vibrante. Y además hacen que Planned Parenthood también se fortalezca.

Planned Parenthood está presente en las comunidades de inmigrantes. Nosotros creemos que todas las personas se merecen la más alta calidad en cuidados de salud, sin importar qué pase; sin importar quiénes son, dónde residen, o de dónde provienen. Nuestras puertas están abiertas para todos, sin importar el estatus migratorio.

McSally-This Budget is Immoral!

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Indivisible Southern Arizona

The House proposed Budget is against everything we stand for:  It will dismantle Medicare, put the AHCA provisions in place, cut food stamps to needy Americans, fund the “Wall,” and provide tax cuts to the rich. We MUST convince Martha McSally that this is bad for Americans and bad for Arizonans.

Speak up.  Stand up.  Act out!

 

 

Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) — Tucson Chapter General Meeting

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Democratic Socialists of America are forming a Tucson chapter. There will be a general meeting to discuss past political activities and future activities. The meeting is open to all those interested.

Join us as we fight the good fight for Democratic Socialism in Tucson area and Southern Arizona.