Barrio Hollywood Fiesta Grande 2011
9th Annual Fiesta Grande: A Celebration of Barrio Hollywood
May 7 & May 8, 2011
A free fundraiser in support of community programs within Barrio Hollywood & Tucson, Arizona.
Barrio Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award: Guadalupe Castillo
Sunday May 8, 2011
The first Barrio Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Guadalupe Castillo, a dynamic community organizer and Barrio Hollywood resident.
Guadalupe Castillo, born and raised in Tucson, Arizona is a co-founder of the University of Arizona’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). In 1970 she helped organize Tucson residents to establish the El Rio Neighborhood Center and fought to build the Joaquin Murrieta Park on Tucson’s west side.
Ms. Castillo has been a history professor at Pima Community College since the 1980’s. She was one of the first professors to develop Chicano/a studies courses. Castillo is also the Co-Chair of Coalición de Derechos Humanos, and is recognized for her commitment to social justice issues.
Thank you to all who helped to organize this free fundraising event!
Guadalupe Castillo will be featured in Tucson Grassroots Campaigns:
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