THIS WEDNESDAY: Trans/Space is Expanding Virtual Creative Workshop Series w/ TC Tolbert!

Every Wednesday!
Sept. 16th - Nov. 18th
6PM - 8PM (AZ time*) via 
FREE | Registration & password required!

Trans/Space is Expanding is a series of online creative workshops inspired to build community and connection through poetry for all members of Tucson's Trans*, Non-binary, and Queer+ communities. Each session will feature different creative prompts and poems by Trans*, Non-binary, and Queer+ writers, centering work by QTBIPOC writers. Workshops are designed to be interactive, exploratory, and fun. No previous poetry experience is necessary and no one is required to share their writing (there is a sharing-optional period in each workshop, but there is no pressure to share). You are welcome to come to as many sessions as you are able.

A message from TC: 

*A note on language: I've chosen to use the phrase "Trans*, Non-binary, and/or Queer+" in an attempt to celebrate and highlight those identities that, even within the LGBTQ+ umbrella, often get overlooked or dismissed - including Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirit (2SQ), Genderqueer, Gender Nonconforming, Genderfluid, Intersex, Agender, Asexual, Questioning, and Pansexual folx. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual folx are also absolutely welcome and included! Ultimately, I want to stretch language and the possibilities of identity and community and radical celebration to include all who want to be here. <3

**Please note: each session will begin and the "doors will close" at 6:05pm so that we can establish group agreements and create a brave and safe space. Unfortunately, we will not be able to let anyone into the session after 6:05pm.

Register for workshops here

Learn more about TC and his work here
Join Virtual Arizona Pride this Saturday for Third Saturdays LGBTQ+ Mental Health workshop & speaker series!

Saturday, Sept. 19th
Begins at 10:00 AM
Virtual Event!

Virtual Arizona Pride's Third Saturday returns! This month, in honor of National Suicide Awareness Month, our programming is focused on supporting the mental health of our Arizona LGBTQ+ community during this trying time. Join them for great programming from Eddie Broadway, BEE Daring Foundation, Marshall Shore, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and many more!

Learn more about this event (including a detailed lineup and registration details) here

Join AASA's Virtual Book Club this Tuesday!

Image text: African American Student Affairs: Virtual Book Club. Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis. Begins September 15 | @ 6PM. Register here at: Need a copy of the book? Send an email and request to Joshua Hamilton:
Bi-National Arts Institute presents: Concert Without Borders/Concierto Sin Fronteras 2020!

Image text: Custodia: poem by/poema de Octavia Paz. Concert Without Borders/Concierto Sin Fronteras 2020. A virtual concert with/Un concierto virtual con: Singo Sudo (Japan). Music/Música: Lori Keyne (Bisbee, AZ). Dancers/Bailarinas: Roberto Villa (Naco, MX), Naomi Bohórquez (AP, MX). Chorus with singers from/Coro con cantantes de: Arizona, Pennsylvania, Mexicali, Hermosillo, Agua Prieta, Japan, and Switzerland. Sept 15th - 7:00PM.
THIS WEDNESDAY: SAGA presents Moving with a Hoop with Regina Armenta!

Wednesdays | Sept. 16th - Oct. 21st
12PM - 1PM (AZ time*) via 

This popular movement series is back for another six weeks! Join SAGA and Regina Armenta this Wednesday! Pop-ins welcome!

A message from Regina: 

"I will be teaching a nice warm up, ambidextrous moves with a hoop, on, off and around the body and a gentle cool down. Come and explore and be ready to laugh. It's definitely a silly process that can be developed into whatever you would like it to be. If you do not have a hoop and you live locally in Tucson, Arizona I can deliver a hoop to you. Can't wait to move and play with you all."

Read more about this event & access the Zoom link here

THIS THURSDAY: Join QTPOC Discussion Group!

Image text: QTPOC Discussion Group. Exclusive! QTPOC + 2Spirit Folks only. Thursdays 4-5PM. Meeting ID: 92138844945. For password, email:
Join Drag Story Hour AZ virtually to celebrate Banned Books!

Saturday, Sept. 19th
2:00 PM

Join Freddy Prinze Charming and Geo Johnson for a Banned Books Story Hour, sponsored by Bookmans Mesa! In preparation for Banned Books Week 2020 (September 27th through October 3rd), Geo and Freddy have selected readings from a couple of their favorite banned books. Our fight against censorship will be broadcasted live on Drag Story Hour- Arizona's Facebook page here.
Equality Arizona presents: Queer Poetry Salon!

Saturday, Sept. 19th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE Virtual Event
Hosted in Tempe, AZ

Queer Poetry Salon & Equality Arizona are partnering with ASU & the Piper Center for quarterly readings with a diverse, world-class cast of queer poets. We aim to strengthen & grow queer culture in Arizona by bringing the world's great LGBTQIA2s+ poets to our communities. In September, we are honored & delighted to have CA Conrad, Raquel Salas Rivera & Cyree Johnson.

By popular demand, we are re-opening our open-mic session before these readings. Sign up at this link to read two poems. Spots are limited to the first six people to sign up.

Learn more about this event here
CFP: Emerging Conversations 2020--Revision & Re-Envision: The Future of Art Education in Uncertain Times

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: Oct. 1st
Conference Date: Oct. 24th

Emerging Conversations is an annual art education symposium organized by graduate students in the Art & Visual Culture Education program at the University of Arizona. The theme for the 2020 Emerging Conversations Symposium is Revision & Re-Envision: The Future of Art Education in Uncertain Times. As the co-organizers contemplated this theme, we considered the shifting landscape of our world and how these changes push us to consider and reconsider what art and education can be.

The organizers seek proposals for presentations in a variety of formats, including but not limited to:
-Artist Demonstration or Workshop/Skillshare
-Research/professional paper presentations
-Instructional/pedagogical practice presentations
-Other/Alternative Formats

Topics include but are not limited to:
-Changes to traditional art education
-History-in-the making in the arts & education
-New questions & actions within art, education, & art education
-Additional considerations for curriculum
-New, alternative, & more expansive arts programming...

Learn more about Emerging Conversations here. Access the full CFP details/submission form here.
JOB ALERT: Data Management Coordinator

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
(520) 795-8001 | 2545 E Adams St

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse has begun an organizational process of transforming philosophy and practice to acknowledge the root causes of violence as being embedded in multiple, intersecting systemic oppressions (sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism/poverty, able-ism, and anti-immigrant sentiment). We are seeking job applicants who understand it is our responsibility to ensure that our responses to domestic abuse must include the experiences of those who are most in need and who have the least amount of access to help and support and who can work in an environment that is rapidly changing. In this position you will:
  • Manage, analyze, and oversee data quality for all data related to program service delivery agency-wide.
  • Compile data for funder reports and internal program development purposes.
  • Be the primary administrator, and a key employee/volunteer trainer, for Emerge's client database system.
Access the full job description here. Learn more about Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse here.
Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Presents: Virtual Cooking Class w/ Ron Wassell!

Sunday, Sept. 27th
More details coming soon!

Save the date--September 27th--for a virtual cooking class with Ron Wassell of Blue House Catering. There will be vegetarian and meaty options and much delight to be had! Proceeds benefit the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's work to provide scholarships & mentorship to LGBTQI+ students at the University of Arizona. Registration & more details to come!

Follow the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce on Facebook here.

Image text: UA Campus Pantry Distributions Fall 2020: Tuesday 2-6; Wednesday 11-3; Friday 11-3. Located in the Sonora Room on the 1st Floor of the Student Union Memorial Center. Please bring your CatCard, Mask, and reuseable bag. For more information, please visit 
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