News, April 2014

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“Who is Dayani Cristal?” Fundraiser and Screening
Colibrí Center for Human Rights
Saturday, May 3, 5:30pm to 9:00pm
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.

Tickets to the screening only may also be purchased at the door or at

This new film explores the story of a migrant who died in the Arizona desert in 2010. The work of the Colibrí Center and the Missing Migrant Project are at the heart of this story, as this organization helps identify and repatriate human remains found along the U.S.-Mexico border. This fundraiser includes the Tucson Premiere of ‘Who is Dayani Cristal?’ featuring Q&A panel with Robin Reineke, Director Marc Silver, and others following the film. Entrance to a catered pre-screening party on the patio of the Loft, and first access to the Colibrí silent auction before the film, also is included in $35 ticket.

Colibri Center for Human Rights Fundraiser

Second Annual Tortilla Festival & Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Sunday, May 4, 10am – 3pm
Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, 133 W. Washington (west of Church Avenue, just north of Alameda Street)
Free entrance

The Second Annual Tortilla Festival & Cinco de Mayo fiesta will once again draw on the best of mariachi, folklorico, waila, folklorists, costumers and of course tortilla-makers to practice their mastered art forms on a day honoring Southwestern Arizona traditions. Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents the free day-long event in partnership with Tucson Meet Yourself. For additional information: 791-4865 x21.
Second Annual Tortilla Festival & Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Fusion triumphs
Tradition held great sway at the April 5 Polka and Bread, Tucson Meet Yourself’s first excursion into micro festivals of cultural fusion, this time focused on the Polish and O’odham communities. The gathering brought together arts, food, music, polkas, retelling old stories and creating new ones, as the following photos suggest:
April 5 Polka and Bread

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