March 26, 2008

Juan Williams At ASU Downtown!

Big news, everybody. Listen up!

Next Friday (April 4th), ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus is hosting NPR Senior Correspondent Juan Williams. He and Raul Yzaguirre - former CEO of La Raza - will be leading a community forum on civil rights. After the forum, participants in the inaugural Community Advocacy Symposium will engage in focused dialog through breakout sessions. Through "Vision Mapping" (solutions through art) and community-led discussion, members will begin conversations surrounding topics such as Economic Justice, War, Immigration and English Only, and Gender Issues. A full list is on the flier pictured to the side.

The event happens at ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus, but is open to all community members. In fact, a wider audience would only make this a more vibrant discussion, so please consider joining us next Friday. Registration and lunch begin at 11AM, with Juan and Raul taking the stage at noon. Register here. More information here. And just in case you needed another motivator for joining us, I will be co-facilitating the breakout session on Economic Justice. Does it get any better?

Oh yeah, it does. After the sun goes down, we break out the party hats for First Fridays. Once a year, ASU Downtown opens up its doors for First Fridays, calling the event TRES (Timely, Rea,l Expressive, Social). That flier is to the side. Great live music from The Stupors, and showcased art from local nonprofit organizations. There you have it, a fantastic Friday all set and ready for you. Discuss real-world civil rights issues with members of your community, and then relax and have a great time enjoying good music and beautiful art in the evening.

Can't wait to see you there!

PS - If you traveled here from the Downtown Phoenix Journal, thanks for stopping by! We are honored to be a part of the DPJ community, and look forward to the growing partnership.

"Injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others."
Amelia E. Barr


African Kelli said...

I am all over this, but cannot find the cost?

Samuel Isaac Richard said...

I'm sorry! Totally forgot to mention that this is a FREE ($0) event. The organizers only ask that you register at the website. The link to that is above.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sam. I'm glad I discovered your blog yesterday - this sounds like a terrific cluster of mind-opening events. I like the way you tie it in with TRES and give this meaningful symposium a festive tone.