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.
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.”
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.