Equal means Equal, film, NOW-Tucson

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Equal Means Equal offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Director Kamala Lopez examines both real-life stories and legal cases to show how outdated and discriminatory attitudes influence countless issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, the foster care system, healthcare, and the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, demonstrating the urgency for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Following the film, we will facilitate a discussion about these issues with the audience.

The film is being hosted by the Tucson chapter of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women is the nation’s oldest and largest organization of feminist activists. NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. Our goal is to use intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

Find more about our Tucson Chapter at: http://www.tucsonnow.org/

Venue:  Southside Presbyterian Church
317 W 23rd St
Tucson, AZ 85713

 

Film: Chasing Ice

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Chasing Ice is the Emmy winning story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

We will have ice cream to share.

Venue: Patio, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Sunset 6 pm

Introduction to Civics, Indivisible Southern Arizona

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    Maybe you’re not exactly sure about how our elected officials do their job. Perhaps you’re new to the insanity of the political scene. Maybe you’ve been nagging a friend or family member to become more involved, and register to vote? Indivisible Southern Arizona has put together an introductory civics presentation specifically meant for the many people who are just now getting involved in the political process. It will cover the basics of governance on the local, state, and national levels.

This introduction is meant for the political novice; someone who would like to know more about the nuts and bolts of how our government works, how they represent us, and why we vote for them, from the federal and state levels, all the way down to Pima county and the city of Tucson. There’s no more powerful way to participate in the betterment of our democracy, than to be an informed voter. This presentation will leave even the most timid of participants feeling like more knowledgeable citizens, and encourage them to jump into an active role of civic engagement!

Venue:

Southside Presbyterian Church

317 W. 23rd Street

Tucson AZ  85711

Film: Chasing Ice

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Chasing Ice is the Emmy winning story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

We will have ice cream to share.

Venue: Patio, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Sunset, 6:30 pm

Film: Chasing Ice

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Chasing Ice is the Emmy winning story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

We will have ice cream to share.

Venue: Patio, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Sunset, 6 pm

Transformative Bail Reform, Black Lives Matter

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“The Transformative Bail Reform” curriculum was developed through the collaborative efforts of 20 Black led base building organizations who came together to discuss the implications of bail and bail reform on Black communities across the country. This training centers the Black community, one of the communities most impacted by oppressive policing and mass incarceration, as an expert at formulating alternatives to pretrial detentions and incarceration.
Black Lives Matter  Tucson
Link to the new BLM Tucson “Mama’s Bailout” Campaign page. Please share the link with your social network.  https://www.fundedjustice.com/d1ESN6?utm_campaign=new-campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_source=04-2017

 

Venue: Southside Presbyterian Church
317 W 23rd St
Tucson, AZ 85713 

2 pm – 4 pm

Threats of Antisemitism in Our Time: A Dialogue at the Jewish History Museum Campus

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The Jewish History Museum will open the doors of its new Holocaust History Center introducing the Center’s educational work with genocide awareness, human rights, and the experience and wisdom of those who survived the Holocaust and afterwards resettled in Southern Arizona. This event will include a self-guided, contemplative tour of the Center, followed by short presentations on the complexities of antisemitism and an open discussion.

Featuring Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman, Program Specialist, Jewish History Museum; Dr. Leerom Medovoi, Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Arizona; Dr. Marcia Klotz, Assistant Professor of English, University of Arizona

Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

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       Where do we go from here?   A Community Dialogue on Health Care

In the aftermath of the recent election season, Tucsonans asked, “How do we move forward as a community.” Please join Council Member Steve Kozachik as moderator and five expert panelists who will present constructive community dialogue on health care. How will changes to the Affordable Care Act impact us locally? Who wins? Who loses?
Panelists:

Panelists:
Julia Strange, Tucson Medical Center

Marisol Flores-Aguirre, YWCA

Melissa Garcia, Planned Parenthood

Kitty Kennedy, Alliance for Retired Americans

Victoria Steele, National Organization for Women

 

Venue:  Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

 

 

LGBTQ Today

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What’s it like to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning in 2017? As our society welcomes further exploration of what equality and equity mean, a generation is coming of age. That generation has much to say and offer about the world; as they position themselves into our society, what does it mean for them to have LGTBQ identity and how can other generations offer support, encouragement, hold space, and learn from this generation? Conversation will include a panel discussion, a Q & A with the audience, and more than a few jokes.

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation