Global Arts Showcase: Mes de la Cultura

Join Arizona Public Media and the Pima County Public Library in celebration of the rich Mexican-American and Latinx cultural heritage of Southern Arizona during Mes de la Cultura! Enjoy a virtual celebration of Mexican-American and LatinX art, music, and dance with performances by Mariachi Estrellas de Tucson, Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos, and Ballet Folklórico Tapatío.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | Online event

Register here: https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/612669abcf94553600285736

Congratulations to National Reformista, Shelly Black! 👏🎉

Shelly Black, Knowledge River Scholar (cohort 17) and UA iSchool alum (MA LIS ’20), is the recipient of the 2021 Brenda S. Banks Travel Award awarded by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award “…recognizes and acknowledges individuals of color, such as those of African, Asian, Latinx, Middle Eastern/North African, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander descent, and who have demonstrated professional archival experience and manifest an interest in becoming active members of the Society of American Archivists.”

https://www2.archivists.org/node/25416

Summer Programming @ Pima County Public Library !

🆒 ☀️ 🆓 #summerreading #summerlearning #imagineourstory

https://www.library.pima.gov/summer/

Summer programming is in full swing at the Pima County Public Library!

Visit your local library to receive (while supplies last):

  • A free book beginning June 1st!
  • Grab-n-go activity kits that cover STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning opportunities you can do at home! 
  • Arizona State Parks coupons!
  • Special giveaways!

Visit https://www.library.pima.gov/summer/ to learn more about programming and events for all ages.

The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Presents: Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz

The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States/Los testimonios de los jóvenes detenidos en la frontera sureña de los Estados Unidos.

Compiled by international children’s rights expert, Warren Binford, with a foreword by Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch; Illustrated by 17 Latinx illustrators.

Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 7:00 PM EST via Zoom

Register: https://escuchamivoz.eventbrite.com

Event Description
Join the Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00PM EST via Zoom to listen to Warren Binford discuss her findings at the border and how it led to the creation of Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz through Project Amplify. Illustrator Raúl Gonzalez III will join the presentation and speak about the book’s illustrations.

About the Book
Shocked by the conditions in which young detainees in 2019 were living in U.S. detention camps, a child rights expert, Warren Binford, and a member of Human Rights Watch, Michael Garcia Bochenek, shared what they had seen with an Associated Press reporter. Denounced as “fake news” by the then presidential administration, Warren and Michael took to social media and called for artists, reporters and faith leaders to help the children tell their stories. One of the results is the picture book Hear My Voice/Escucha mi Voz featuring sworn testimonies given by children while held in border facilities. Seventeen illustrators created powerful artwork to help bring the children’s accounts to life.

#Forward #AmplifytheChildren #bankstreetccl @WorkmanPub @raulthe3rd