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Nuestra Poesía

27 Apr

We would like to thank everyone who made the final event in the Nuestro Tucson series, Nuestra Poesía, event a success! First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to Alberto Ríos for sharing his poetry and stories – it was such a captivating and moving evening. We’d also like to thank all the sponsors and partners for the event:

University of Arizona College of Humanities

University of Arizona Department of Spanish and Portuguese, especially Dr. Anita Huizar-Hernández

University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, especially Dr. Francisco J. Galarte

REFORMA de Tucson

Graduate Association for Spanish and Portuguese

AHS Southern Chapter Board


This event and all events in the Nuestro Tucson series were made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.



Nuestro Tucson: The Move Towards Latina/o Civil Rights Kickoff!

16 Sep

Join us for the kickoff event for our series on Thursday September 24th – Nuestro Tucson: the Move Towards Latina/o Civil Rights!
The evening will begin with a reception with local foods and drinks (more information to come!). The reception will then be followed by a film screening of the PBS documentary Latino Americans “War and Peace” (Episode III) and talk by University of Arizona Professor Dr. Francisco J. Galarte.

Episode III of Latino Americans, “War and Peace” focuses on the impact of World War II on Latino Americans on the home front and the contributions of Latinos in the U.S. military. After the screening, Dr. Francisco J. Galarte (Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies) will give a brief introductory lecture on the history of Pachucas/os (Mexican American Zoot-suiters) in Tucson. Professor Galarte will discuss Tucson’s vibrant Mexican American social and cultural youth scene during and after WWII.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the launch of the Nuestro Tucson Oral History Project.

Reception begins at 5:30pm followed by the screening at 6:00pm and discussion at 7:00pm.

This event is free, and will be in the AHS Auditorium at 949 East Second Street in Tucson. Free parking is available in the parking garage on Second and Euclid.

For more information, contact the AHS Archives at (520) 617 – 1157 or


Save the date for our future events:
Walking Tour – October 25th
Tours Start at the Sosa Carrillo Fremont House
A presentation on urban renewal followed by a walking tour of La Placita by Kevin Scoville
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is Required. Space limited to 25 people per tour. To Reserve a spot please email

All events in the Nuestro Tucson series, are made possible through the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Please check out the Nuestro Tucson link the in library and archives blog: