Bannned BOOKS! Get them NOW!

A group of MAS students in Tucson made this video from one of our workshops. This clever take on TUSD banning books from Mexican American studies classes will have you laughing. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

Librotraficantes smuggle books into Tucson, Arizona

After the Arizona Legislature and Governor Jan Brewer passed HB2281, the Tucson Unified School District voted to ban the Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, in a 4-1 vote.  The successful MAS program was dissolved and books were removed from classrooms. March 16, 2012, a caravan of Librotraficantes (book traffickers) came to Tucson, Arizona.  These librotraficantes were made up […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Youth take over TUSD Board meeting

RAW footage video clip of youth group U.N.I.D.O.S. who took over the TUSD board mtg. Tuseday night and stopped a vote that would’ve demoted Mexican American Studeis to an elective class. Students said YA BASTA! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns IN PRODUCTION

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns ACT ONE: El Rio In the late 1960’s, people in Tucson, Arizona Westside neighborhoods demanded that their ignored and under-funded neighborhood have a park for children and families. The City owned a lush golf course, the El Rio golf course, in Tucson’s Westside. Why not change the El Rio golf course into a […]

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns is a non-profit video project that documents successful grassroots campaigns in Tucson, Arizona.  This video project examines community organizing methods, planning, and nonviolent strategy for positive social change. Act One: El Rio  In 1968, the City of Tucson purchased El Rio Country Club, a lush golf course in Tucson’s west side. Why […]