Safe Zone: Train the Trainer
February 24, 2012
9am – 3:45pm
AWC Main Campus/Frances Morris Boardroom
Presenters: Various Speakers from AWC and U of A
The Safe Zone program is an educational program that will help educate Arizona Western College Students, Faculty and Staff in order to create a safer, more civil community for all individuals, particularly our gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender (LGBT) members.
The purpose of this program is to reduce homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism on our campus and thereby to make our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification.
By agreeing to become a participant in Safe Zone Project, you are agreeing to undergo training and to serve as a resource for people seeking clarification of issues.
After the training sessions you will receive resource materials and a Safe Zone sticker used to indicate that they have been through the training and are an “ally.” The Safe Zone sticker is a message to LGBT individuals that you are an understanding, supportive, and trustworthy individual. LGBT individuals will know they can come to these allies for help, advice, or just to talk with someone who is supportive of their sexual orientation.
Jose Galvez: A lifetime of documenting Latino communities across the United States
March 20, 2012
9:30am - 10:30am
San Luis Learning Center #104
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Somerton Branch Library
5:30pm - 6:30pm
San Luis Branch Library
March 21, 2012
9:30am - 10:30am - AWC Main Campus/Schoening Conference Center South Wing
11:15am - 12:00pm - AWC Main Campus/LA #104
2:00pm - 3:00pm - AWC Main Campus/Schoening Conference Center South Wing
3:30pm - 4:30pm - AWC Main Campus/BA #111
6:00pm - 7:00pm - AWC Main Campus/Schoening Conference Center South Wing
For over 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life. For José, photographing the lives of Latinos is not a one-time project or “current passion” but a lifelong commitment. As an artist, he photographs nothing else. His personal history, love of family, and cultural knowledge enable him to pursue his work with a reverent understanding of the stories behind the images.
The first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to Mexican-American journalists
Galvez moved on to the Los Angeles Times, becoming the first Mexican-American photographer on staff. In 1984, he was on a team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California: the first Chicanos to win the Prize. He left the Times in 1992 after winning many other awards for his photographs.
Miguel Escobar - Mexican Consulate of Yuma
Celebrating the Rich Cultures of Mexico
March 27, 2012
6:30pm - 7:00pm
AWC/NAU - Yuma Campus - Frances Morris Board Room
Stella Pope Duarte – One Book Yuma
April 11, 2012
9:30am - 10:45am
AWC Main Campus/Frances Morris Board Room
6:30pm - 7:45pm
San Luis Learning Center/#104
April 12, 2012
10:00am - 11:30am
Yuma County Main Library
5:00pm - 6:15pm
AWC Main Campus/Frances Morris Board Room
WOMEN WHO LIVE IN COFFEE SHOPS AND OTHER STORIES byStella Pope Duarte
Women Who Live in Coffee Shops brings to life a kaleidoscope of characters who live hide, work, dream, get lost, risk their lives, laugh at themselves, and punch holes in the sky to find out who they really are. The stories are set in Phoenix, Arizona, on city streets flanked by tire shops, bars, seedy motels, railroad tracks, and salsa dance halls. Here, women, men and children share their lives while balancing on the edge of the world. Mincing their way through the city’s lethal streets, the characters of Women Who Live in Coffee Shops, are invisible phantoms, flashy divas, addicts, mafiosos, mystics, hookers, bag ladies, criminals, transvestites, witches, priests-gone-wrong, illegals, and children who know too much---too soon. They are heart-broken, heart-breakers who are unafraid to laugh at life’s tragic mishaps, smirk at the face of death, and open their lives to the humorous, ironic, dizzying life of the city’s down-and-outers. They make up a never-to-be-forgotten world of big-hearted people who point the way to the under-belly of city-life where the sleaze of the city rises to the top like the froth on a cup of cappuccino.
Stella Pope Duarteis a critically acclaimed author, human rights advocate and college professor. Critics have described her as one of the writers who will enlarge humanity. Her works include: Fragile Night, Let Their Spirits Dance, If I Die in Juárez and Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and Other Stories, a collection of stories which won first place in the 2008 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize Competition. In 2009 Ms. Duarte was awarded an American Book Award for If I Die in Juárez, as well as receiving a Pulitzer Prize Nomination. The novel was also awarded two Gold Medals in the category of "Multicultural Fiction," by the Foreword Book of the Year Award, and the Independent Publisher’s Book of the Year Award, as well as earning an Honorable Mention in the International Latino Book Awards. If I Die in Juárez was also named a "Top Pick" in the 2008 Southwest Books of the Year Award, and was the winner of the 2008 Arizona Book of the Year Award for "Best in Popular Fiction." Born and raised in the Sonorita Barrio in South Phoenix, Ms. Duarte’s writing was inspired by a prophetic dream of her father in 1995.