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The National Writers Union- Hosts Linda Valdez and Open Mic Jan 16, 2017

The National Writers Union- Hosts Linda Valdez and Open Mic Jan 16, 2017

The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, January 16, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Bookmans on Grant in Tucson. This month Linda Valdez will be the featured reader. She will be reading from her recently published work, Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders (Texas Christian University Press), a personal story about her falling in love with a Mexican man who crossed the border illegally to be with her. Their 27-year marriage “has been a journey of discovery as the daughter of middle-class America and the son of rural Mexico built a life together that honors both cultures. At a time when political rhetoric aims to dehumanize immigrants, this book offers a story of shared humanity.” Linda is a member of the editorial board at The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2003. Her commentary opposing Arizona’s hard-liner immigration laws earned her the Scripps Howard Walker Stone Award for editorial writing in 2010.

This will be followed by an open mic that is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!

The event will be held in the community room of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange at Grant and Campbell in Tucson (1930 E. Grant Rd.), which is in the back of the store behind the children’s literature section. There is ample free parking.

National Writers Union
(UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO)
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http://www.nwu-tucson.org/
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Udall Center & Native Nations Institute- Recent Books by Udah Center and NNI Staff

ENVIRONMENT . NATIVE NATIONS . IMMIGRATION

UDALL CENTER FOR STUDIES IN PUBLIC POLICY

NATIVE NATIONS INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND POLICY

policy research and outreach for decision-making

books and more recent books by Udall Center and NNI staff

NATIVE NATIONS AND U.S. BORDERS: CHALLENGES TO INDIGENOUS CITIZENSHIP, CULTURE, AND SECURITY
by Rachel Rose Starks, Jan McCormack, and Stephen Cornell
Udall Centeer Publications, 2011

REBUILDING NATIVE NATIONS: STRTEGIES FOR GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
edited by Mirian Jorgensen
University of Arizona Press, 2007

BIG SYCAMORE STANDS ALONE: THE WESTERN APACHES, ARAVAIPA CANYON, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR PLACE
by Ian Record
Winner 2010 Southwest Book Award
University of Arizona Press, 2008
udallcenter.arizona.edunni.arzona.edu

CONSERVATION OF SHARED ENVIRONMENTS: LEARNING FROM THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO
edited by Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Emily McGovern, Robert G. Varady, and Karl Flessa
University of Arizona Press, 2009

WASTEWATER IRRIGATION AND HEALTH: ASSESSING AND MITIGATING RISK IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
edited by Pay Dreschel, Christopher A. Scott, Kiqa Raschid-Sally, Mark Redmond, and Alica Bahri
Earthscan, 2009

ETHNICITY AND RACE: MAKING IDENTITIES IN A CHANGING WORLD
by Stephen Cornell and Douglas Hartman
Pine Forge Press, 2007

For information about or to order these and other books, working papers, and reprints, see: udallcenter.arizona.edu/booksandmore

803 E. First Street, Tucson, Az 85719
(602)626-4393

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Karl W. Hoffman Documentary Film Producer- TUCSON FAMILY SPLIT APART AS FATHER FACES DEPORTATION

Tucson Family Split Apart as Father Faces Deportation
mCommunity rallies to stop the deportation of Tucson man

Unless we act now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will tear
Alfonso Morales-Macias away from his wife and two children.

If he is deported to a violent country with a collapsing government there is little chance of ever gaining legal status in his lifetime. His family will lose a valuable asset to their income and could possibly end up on welfare. The trauma to the children is devastating and will scar them for life.

Read Complete Article in the Tucson Citizen. http://tucsoncitizen.com/living-on-the-border

I now produce multimedia reportage for the Tucson Citizen, I won’t be sending out every article so for the truth about the border and a unique and objective look at how we as a society really act, please book mark and check back regularly for border articles.

Thanks,

Karl

Karl W Hoffman
Documentary Film Producer
Freelance Photojournalist
Multimedia Reporter for the Tucson Citizen
kwhphoto@gmail.com
520-820-9630
P.O. Box 759
Arivaca, Arizona 85701-0759
http://www.karlwhoffman.com
For information on photography exhibits and prints, lectures, interviews, photo usage, border tours and to order the documentary on DVD and view Living on the Border documentary trailer please visit: http://www.livingontheborder.com

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Monolog Cabin- Laugh at Arizona’s New Immigration Law

        Tired of being the butt of jokes on TV and around the world?  Then fight back–with laughter!  Take a stand Memorial Day Weekend as we poke fun at SB1070–Arizona’s laughable immigration law.  Quick–before the courts repeal it!

      (insert drum roll here) 

      Monolog Cabin founder Steve Barancik and Cabin emcee Robert Mac announce

 Crossing the Line: The “Border Disorder” Comedy Show

      Presented in partnership with No More Deaths, the show will feature:

  • Joey Medina (of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy)
  • Polo the Cholo
  • Tim Bateman (an Australian!)
  • Christina Lopez, and of course…

Steve and Robert.

       We’re talking comedy so funny, you’ll question its nationality!  Join us for a few laughs at the expense of the Arizona state legislature.

      What: Crossing the Line: The “Border Disorder” Comedy Show

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      Where: Laffs Comedy Caffe, 2900 E. Broadway Tucson, Arizona

      When: Sunday May 30th (the night before Memorial Day), 9 p.m.

       How much: $8 (plus a 2 item minimum)

       Reservations: Call Laffs, at 32-FUNNY


 “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

Provided, of course, they have legitimate I.D.”

 

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Karl W. Hoffman & Christian Rodriquez- THE KINO BORDER INITIATIVE, Two Filmmakers 7.5 minutes 8 days

      Two filmmakers 7.5 minutes 8 days   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOmcDprI4IQ   Karl W Hoffman is internationally recognized for his extensive photographic work on the US/Mexico border, his lectures and his newly released feature length film “Living on the Border.” “There is a 30 year age difference between us, but a magical phenomenon happened through this friendship, both spiritually and technically. We are both bringing our work to a higher level.”  

      Christian Rodriguez is a talented young filmmaker with an extensive technical and artistic background. The son of a documented migrant mother, he was born Los Angles and raised in Northern California, in the heart of agricultural industry, this has given him a compassionate insight to the Hispanic community.  Christian is currently working on his own feature length documentary “Citizen Me: The Forgotten Class.”  

       Two Artists come together in Southern Arizona, on the US/Mexico Border for 8 days to work on a very special 7.5-minute short documentary. Honing their skills and combining their diverse cultural backgrounds they straddle the border and bring together a heartwarming view of  “The Kino Border Initiative”, people helping people through their darkest moment. This a place that the main stream media has continually sensationalized and exploited, but here, there are good people putting aside political agendas and offering multicultural camaraderie while giving a simple meal and spiritual support to innocent people caught in the world wind of collateral damage in the border debacle.  

       Produced by Living on the Border Documentary Series   To publish this presentation to a website or for information on promotional multimedia presentations full-length productions in b&w or color please contact:   Karl W Hoffman P.O. Box 759 Arivaca, Arizona  85601 kwhphoto@gmail.com www.livingontheborder.com  

        The Kino Border Initiative For more information, making a donation or to get involved, please contact:   Kino Border Initiative P.O. Box 159 Nogales, Arizona  85628-0519 Kino@calprov.org www.kinoborderinitiative.org The Jesuit Refugee Service/USA also has an excellent website with photos and videos from the KBI:  www.jrsusa.org/kino

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Pan Left- Presents ESMERALDA DEL DESIERTO and meet artist/activist Oscar Jimenez

Sneak Peek Esmeralda del Desierto
esmeraldaWednesday January 27
7:30 pm
The Loft Cinema
3233 E Speedway Blvd
Admission $5

Come see this special “sneak peek” screening of the latest Pan Left Production ESMERALDA DEL DESIERTO and meet artist/activist Oscar Jimenez in person! Followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and representatives from local immigration and transgender rights groups.

Esmeralda del Desierto, a short film made by Tucson artist and activist Oscar Jimenez, tells the story of Esmeralda, a transgender artist living in Mexico . Esmeralda has managed to carve out an existence despite strong odds. She has dreams grander than her town will allow, and so she sets out to conquer the fashion world in New York City . Esmeralda del Desierto celebrates the creative spirit that transcends borders. The film features original music, score and costumes produced by local artists. A panel with the filmmakers and representatives from local immigration and transgender rights groups will follow this special “sneak peek” screening.

This screening at The Loft is supported in part by funds from the LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund, a special project of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

New Work: ¡Viva! Tineo

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Karl W. Hoffman- New documentary about both sides of American/Mexican Border

       Dear Friends an Border Associates,

It has been quite a journey, but after 4 years of covering both sides of the American / Mexican Border, I have finally finished my feature length (95 min) documentary.   This is a multimedia production film including photography, video and narration.   Being totally self funded, it required me to study video and sound editing along the way.    Most of the summer was spent editing and writing the script for my narration.    As I uncovered the vast intricacies and experienced the emotion and brutality of the border debacle, waded in after the media had sensationalized segments for salable stories to root out the many unknown facts and hidden agendas of both the major and minor players, not to mention the endless hours on hose back, foot and 4×4, in the air and on raids with BP,  as well as in the field with humanitarian groups,  it occurred to me that this was culminating into a form of philosophical sculpture.   It became a mirror for humanity,  to show us  just how, through a detailed account, we deal with major issues.   No matter where in the world they occur, or in the time line of history one goes, the formula seams to be the same.   Providing the information about what really happened here on the border at the turn of this century with compassion and objectivity will hopefully lead to future generations learning from our actions rather than following our example.   This is my gift to humanity.    I would like nothing more than to send a signed copy of this documentary on DVD to every one who would like a piece of our history.    I must however ask for $17 to cover production and shipping.   This is the first run and the best I could do for all of you who have been so supportive.   Donations are also gracefully accepted and appreciated so I may send copies to Washington.   I am still available for lectures and exhibits, or if you would like to show this documentary in your school, at your function or fundraiser, please feel free to contact me.

      If you would like a first run signed copy or would like one sent as a gift, please send your check or e check for $17 to:
      Don’t forget to include the mailing address you would like it to go to.

Karl W Hoffman
P.O. Box 759
Arivaca, AZ 85601

520-820-9630
kwhphoto@gmail.com
www.livingontheborder.com

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