Community Gathering: Celebrating Culture/Unpacking Stereotypes
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This FREE, day-long program includes talks, mini workshops, and dialogue circles around topics of race, identity, stereotypes, bias, reclaiming identity/symbols, healing/resilience, and celebrating culture. Topics and presentations are multicultural and reflect diverse identity groups. Highlights also include cultural performances, hands-on art activities, and games. Scroll down to see the complete Schedule of Activities.
This program is held in conjunction with the exhibit "Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity through Thrift Store Donations" with support from the University of Arizona Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, Long Realty Cares Foundation, and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center.
Schedule of Activities
On the Front Lawn, Ongoing
- Create a Mural with Thrifted Materials and Photographs with Bella Varela
- Paint your Portrait with Koletta Saddleback, Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School
- Create a Sidewalk Chalk Mural with Emma Bayne
- Desert Dangers?! Learn about Animals and Plants with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- PBS Sesame Street and other Playful Resources with Arizona Public Media
- Voter Registration with Arizona Student Association
- 10:00-1:30 p.m., Yaqui Musical Instrument Lotería
- 11:00-12:00 p.m., Calligraphy with Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
- Bella's Gelato
- Gigi's Mexican-Peruvian Fusion
|Performances, tent on the front lawn||Workshops, room 309, Third Floor||Workshops, ASM Library, second floor||Screenings/presentations, paths of life theater, first floor|
|10:15-10:45 a.m.||Aris--Irish music and dance||10:30-11:15 a.m.||The Trouble with Pancho: A Brief Cultural History of the "Sleeping Mexican" Icon, presented by Maribel Alvarez||10:30-12:00 p.m.||Storytelling Workshop: Crafting and Telling Stories to Celebrate Culture and Unpack Stereotypes, presented by Liz Warren and Travis May, South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute||11:00-12:00 p.m.||Molly of Denali episodes, Q&A with Cheryl Gerkin, Arizona Public Media|
|10:50-11:10 a.m.||Lion Dancers--Tucson Chinese Cultural Center||11:30-12:00 p.m.||Messages & Messengers: Finding Authentic American Indian Expressions and Voices, presented by Melodie Lopez||12:15-1:15 p.m.||Writing for Resilience, presented by Marge Pellegrino||1:30-2:00 p.m.||Pride of the Lion, a film by Nolan Veneklasen|
|11:15-12:00 p.m.||Folklorico Los Guerreros--Pueblo High School||12:15-12:45 p.m.||Antisemitism: Not Your Grandpa's Fascism, presented by Josie Shapiro, Jewish History Museum||1:30-2:00 p.m.||TBA||2:15-3:00 p.m.||Tucson Youth Slam Poetry (TYSP) with Araceli Montaño, Alexia Gonzales, and Eva Sierra|
|12:15-12:45 p.m.||Balkin Spirit||1:00-1:30 p.m.||The Psychology of Implicit Bias, presented by Jeff Stone||2:30-4:00 p.m.||Storytelling Performances|
|1:00-1:45 p.m.||Salvador Duran||1:45-2:15 p.m.||Stereotypes Feed the Trolls, presented by Sheri Bauman|
|2:00-2:45 p.m.||Barbea Williams Dance Company||2:30-3:15 p.m.||Reframing Disability, presented by Amanda Krauss, UA Disability Resource Center|
|3:00-4:00 p.m.||D Faktion Nyne Waila Band||3:30-4:00 p.m.||Tribesourcing Midcentury Education Films, presented by Jennifer Jenkins|