Indigenous Alliance Without Borders Fundraising Event: Indigenous Authors Speak
By Jose R. Matus
TUCSON — The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders and community partners will host a fundraiser featuring Indigenous authors on May 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson at 4831 E. 22nd Street. Admission is a $10 suggested donation.
Indigenous Authors Speak will feature: Simon Ortiz, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ofelia Zepeda, Kenny Dryer- Redner, Laura Tohe, Bojan Louis, Henry Oso Quintero, Joseph A. Quitana, Natalie Diaz, Shining Soul with Emcee Alex Soto and Emcee Franco Habre.
The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders, an inter-tribal advocacy and human rights community organization was created in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s territory in 1997, to be the international voice for our traditional southern borderlands Indigenous peoples and to carry out diverse activities designed to contribute to the promotion, respect and protection of indigenous rights.
The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders consists of individual members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, Kickapoo Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Yaqui in Mexico, Chicanos/Chicanas and five ( 5 ) community organizations working together in promoting respect for indigenous rights.
Now, the Indigenous Alliance and the following community partners: Yoeme Commission on Human Rights, Tonatierra, Yoeme Tekia Cultural Center & Museum, Immigrant Rights Group of UUCT, Derechos Humanos, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Protect Shuck Shon and Calpolli Teoxicalli have come together to bring to you this fundraising event.
Indigenous Authors Speak: Internationally and Locally renowned voices blend their voices in support of the Indigenous Alliance Without Borders:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd Street – Tucson, Arizona, Saturday, May 26, 2012 – 6 pm -10 pm. Suggested Donation: $10.00, Dinner: Chili/Bean Burritos & Rice – Raffle Tickets will be sold.
Indigenous Alliance Without Borders
P.O. 826 –Tucson, Arizona 85702