Community Gathering: Celebrating Culture/Unpacking Stereotypes

Community Gathering: Celebrating Culture/Unpacking Stereotypes

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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.

Teachers can earn up to 5 professional development hours for attending and receive resources for the classroom.

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

Food Trucks

  • 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  
Time Performers Time Topics Time Activities Time Film/Presentation
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