Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tucson to join in nationwide prison divestment campaign on July 1st

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Protests against Prison Industry and Wells Fargo in Solidarity with Georgia

What: Community groups take to the streets on July 1st the day new anti-immigrant law is set to be implemented in Georgia. This legislation accelerates the detention of migrants. Protesters demand that major shareholders divest their holdings in the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group (Geo), private prison companies that run immigrant detention centers and prisons for the U.S. government. Private Prisons and investors are set to reach record profits from HB87, having also made contributions to key politicians.

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Monsoon rains finally arrive in the Old Pueblo! Now what the heck is a monsoon?

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Since the Tucson Citizen does not have a meteorologist on staff, I want to be the first to note that IT FINALLY RAINED in Tucson this morning!

Many people do not know this, but the rain finally came as a result of a Three Sonorans ritual that I performed yesterday.

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Save Ethnic Studies Forum – June 30th 7pm in Tucson

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Save Ethnic Studies Forum

Time: Thursday, June 30 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Southside Presbyterian Church
317 W 23rd St., Tucson, AZ

Meet with the Mexican American Studies teachers and discuss with them the Curriculum, Course Work, and Teaching Materials used!

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Control of Political Space: Take Power – Rudy Acuña

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Control of Political Space
Take Power

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Rodolfo F. Acuña

A lesson the Mexican American community in Tucson learned is that political power is only as good as your representation. In the election for the Tucson Unified School Board, the community settled for having a strong advocate in the person of Adelita Grijalva, sadly trusting other candidates because they were Democrats.

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