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Images from The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, and Veterans Heritage Project

This month, we could not pick just one Grantee Highlight. We invite you to explore and enjoy these vital cultural programs funded in part by Arizona Humanities grants.

April 10 – Veterans Heritage Project – Book Signing & Reception Event at ASU West
Celebrate and listen to student and veterans’ stories at this special recognition event. Click here to learn more.

April 12 – Arizona Jewish Historical Society – Journey to Justice – Film Screening & Discussion

Film screening and discussion of Howard Triest’s story, a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany in 1939, when he was 16 years old, and returned as a victorious American soldier in 1945. Click here to learn more.

April 15, 16, and 22 – Tucson Chinese Cultural Center – Smithsonian Series – Film Screenings + Discussions 
Film screening and discussion of three films: Kumu HinaRicki’s Promise, and American Revolutionary to encourage community reflection, interpretation and discussion of important topics to Tucson’s (and other) Asian Pacific American communities. Click here to learn more.

April 16 – Heard Museum – ‘The Stories We Tell’ Opera – Preview Workshop
“The Stories We Tell” consists of “micro-operas” composed by five Native students during workshops at Arizona Opera. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience Native culture in a way unlike any other. Click here to learn more.

April 16 and 17 – Cinefemme – Harvey Girls Documentary Film Screenings at NAU and Heard Museum
Experience a film screening of the documentary, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, and hear new interviews and perspectives of the Harvey Girl experience and the significant impact they had on the workplace, the hospitality business and the development of the American West. Two programs will take place at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

April 19 – Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Archaeology of the Human Experience at Macayo’s on Central
This lively happy hour program will explore a new archaeological approach that seeks to understand what it was actually like to live in the past that archaeologists study, and take a humanistic and historical view. Click here to learn more.

April 30 – Fleet of Foot: Indigenous Running and Games from Ancient Times to Today Exhibition Opening and Reception at the Amerind Museum
Join the Amerind Museum for the opening of the their newest exhibit. Amy Juan (Tohono O’odham) will demonstrate how to make the “field hockey” sticks used by O’odham women in the traditional game of toka and Amerind Chief Curator Eric Kaldahl will talk about the new exhibit. Reception to follow. Click here to learn more.


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