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Tuesdays at the J

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0

Tuesdays at the J

Tuesdays at the J is a group for individuals and couples ages 55-plus who meet weekly to enjoy presentations on a variety of topics. All sessions are free and no membership is required.

10-10:30 a.m.: Coffee & Conversation with program coordinator Adrian Bendick
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Presentation

The program will be held at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Drive, Chandler. The program is designed for those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19; masks are optional.

Registration is required to attend.

Nov. 15: Our River Stories: The Gila and the Salt

Presented by Zarco Guerrero

Join Zarco for a series of stories that share the vibrant and tragic history of water and the River People, over a 2,000 year period. Beginning with the Toltec trade route that brought agriculture and corn to the Southwest. The history of the O’Odham before and after the expansion west is revealed. We learn about the Yaqui Indians who fled persecution and found refuge in Arizona rebuilding the ancient canal system. A descendant of the first Mormon settlers tells his families’ story of finding an oasis in the desert given to them by God and their determination to tame the mighty Salt River. Our story culminates when an endearing elderly woman shares the hope that there still is to protect our water resources and to right the wrongs committed against the land and its River People.

About the presenter

As a sculptor, muralist, storyteller and performance artist Zarco has dedicated his career to creating positive social change through the arts. Born in Arizona, he has been instrumental in the development of Latino Arts statewide. His art has been exhibited in Mexico and throughout the United States. He has received international acclaim, and awards, such as a National Endowment for the Arts Japan Fellowship, a Governor’s Arts Award, a Zony Award, became the Southwest Folklife Alliance Master Artist, and has been awarded grants for artistic projects by The Doris Duke Foundation, Valley Metro and Arizona Community Foundation. Visit www.zarkmask.com.

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities. 

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Date:
November 15
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
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EVJCC