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Books Gone, Tucson School Now Blocks Visit by Renowned Author Ana Castillo

In a stunning rejection of celebrated author Ana Castillo’s offer to read and speak with Tucson high school students next week, Tucson Unified School District administrators added a new chapter to the nation’s most troubling censorship crackdown and dismissed any overtures for healing in the torn community. A widely sought speaker on the national lecture circuit, [...]
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Tucson Freedom Summer’s Book Revival Celebrates Chicano Literary Pioneer

US Politics / Liberal : AlterNet Blogs: Speakeasy (2 years ago)

As part of a series of “Freedom Summer” events challenging the Tucson Unified School District’s nationally denounced banishment of Mexican American literature from its schools, four Tucson journalists and writers will host a special... Read Post

Students Step Up Tucson Walkouts: Protest School District Folly and Mexican American Studies Banishment

US Politics / Liberal : AlterNet Blogs: Speakeasy (3 years ago)

As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District’s spiral into disarray, hundreds of students have walked out of their Tucson schools today in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district’s acclaimed Mexican ... Read Post

Beyond Books: Tucson School District Tries to Block Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

US Politics / Liberal : AlterNet Blogs: Speakeasy (2 years ago)

Nearly derailing one of Tucson’s most cherished traditions, Tucson Unified School District officials have attempted to block the staging of the annual Cesar Chavez March and Rally, according to a press release from the Mexican Ameri... Read Post


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