American Android, The Jons, and The B side Players rocked the house last night at the last event of Tucson Freedom Summer.
FULL SET: http://chrissummitt.com/blog/tfsconcert/
Miguel Ortega lead a comprehensive historical view of the Tucson civil rights victory - and all the advocacy and activities that took place during the 1990’s - that led to the establishment of the Mexican American Studies program.
FULL SET: http://chrissummitt.com/blog/mas1990s/
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
The Kick Off of Tucson Freedom Summer 2012 - ¡Celebrando M.A.S.! at South Tucson’s Historical Landmark El Casino Ballroom. Lots of dancing.
FULL SET: http://chrissummitt.com/blog/tfskickoff/
Check out the events planned for Tucson Freedom Summer here: http://www.tucsonfreedomsummer.com
Tonight’s board meeting got ‘a little rowdy’. There was a short call to the audience. The banned books were mentioned and Pedicone denied this happening. Around the middle of the meeting, the banners were brought out outside of the building. Chanting ensued. Eventually the whole crowd encroached upon the gated entrance and let their voice be heard.
Toward the end of the meeting, Michael Hicks got bored, left the meeting and came outside. He sat on the railing and began openly taunting the crowd under police protection. After much ridicule, he went back to the meeting.
At this point I was not allowed to go inside to take pictures. The barricades were doubled up and the police refused to let anyone into the open meeting which is by law open to the public. The reason, we were too rowdy. Eventually, the supervisor came out and allowed one person at a time in. Here are the pictures I got.
Today marks the first day of the Tucson Freedom Summer. There are many events planned for the month of July, so far there are 45 events scheduled in the 31 days. Here are some photos from the first day.
FULL SET HERE: http://chrissummitt.com/blog/tfswelcome
More info can be found here: http://www.tucsonfreedomsummer.com