Monday, August 4, 2008

International Day of Indigenous Peoples in Tucson August 10, 2008

Contact: Jose R. Matus (520) 979-2125
International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples Community Event & Fundraiser

Join Us on SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2008
IN SUPPORT OF THE WORLD INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN TUCSON AND SOUTHERN ARIZONA U.S.- MEXICO BORDER REGION!

ARMORY PARK SENIOR CENTER
205 SOUTH 5TH AVENUE
TUCSON, ARIZONA
6:00 pm
Tucson—The Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras, in a joint community partnership with the Coalición de Derechos Humanos and the Borderlands Theaters –Indigenous Community Standing In Circle Group, invite the community to commemorate International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples on Sunday, August 10, 2008. The official day recognized by the United Nations is August 9, and was first celebrated in 1994 at the beginning of the International Decade of the World Indigenous Peoples.
The event will begin at 6:00pm at the Armory Park Center. A regional Indigenous speaker forum will feature Indigenous leaders from throughout the Southwest who will speak about various issues affecting Indigenous communities, and the importance of World Indigenous Peoples Day, which serves as an anchor event in furtherance of collective and individual interest on our long range social justice movement sustainability.
There will be food available, and music provided by local bands: Francisco Gonzalez Harocho Harp music and Francisco Gonzalez Jr. Classical music and a Tohono O’Odham Chicken Scratch Band will provide the dancing music. The event is free and open to the community.
The Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras has celebrated and recognized International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples since 2004 as part of our commitment to promote respect for Indigenous individual and collective rights, cultural rights and identity, rights to education, health, employment, language, and others. The Coalición de Derechos Humanos is a community organization that works to promote respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras and the Coalición de Derechos Humanos, for the enhancement and promotion of Southern Border and Social Justice Movement in the U.S.-México Border region.

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