We have to print tomorrow! Any donation is appreciated. We want to showcase the historical struggle to save ethnic studies. My photographs as well as others will tell an amazing story. It will also be a fundraiser to help the legal defense of the classes.
Mujeres and Megaphones: Strong Women fighting for Ethnic Studies.
Today, TUSD had it’s annual district wide meeting. Pedicone made the meeting mandatory for all TUSD employees. A protest was held right in front. Check it out:
FULL SET: http://chrissummitt.com/blog/tusdtcc/
I’ve been photographing the fight to save ethnic studies for a while now and so have other local photographers. It’s been a pretty wild ride and it is not even close to over. Along the way I’ve captured some pretty powerful images and ridiculous circumstances. I am working with some other photographers to put together a showcase of the history of this battle in photographs. If you’re ion town, please stop by the show. It will definitely be something to see.
When: Aug 11th 6-9pm
Where: Fluxx Studio and Gallery, 414 e. 9th street, Tucson AZ
What: A collective of local photographers have come together to create a time line of compelling images captured in one of the most important civil rights movements of our time, the struggle to save Mexican American Studies. The power of solidarity, courage and love may not always be televised, but it has been documented in photos – don’t miss this historic show! SATURDAY AUGUST 11 FLUXX GALLERY 414 E 9TH TUCSON…6-9PM…$5 donation appreciated, proceeds will go to the Raza Defense Fund.
Today there was a special reading from the works of Barrio El Hoyo’s literary pioneer, Mario Suarez in support of Tucson Freedom Summer with Tucson writers Mari Herreras, Ernesto Portillo, Jr., D.A. Morales, Maya Arce, and Jeff Biggers.
Beautiful words read by talented writers. Photos below:
More info about Mario Suarez: http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid1562.htm