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It is with her vision and national leadership, supported by the strategic goals and values of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences that Tucson Meet Yourself has become the Southwest Folklife Alliance. Different from festival staff, which are contracted solely by the nonprofit partner through seasonal contracts, the new two hires are full-time employees of the University and both will share University and Alliance duties towards a common goal.
Leia comes to the Southwest Folklife Alliance and SBS with extensive history of working with local artist and community groups. Leia will assist UA Folklorist Dr.
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Alvarez to structure the administrative transition from festival to regional organization, managing all aspects of community engagement with the University and other partners. Nicholas will teach two classes on folklore and folklife in Spring His other duties will include researching folklife traditions in the region, helping with the design and launch of the new Southwest Folklife Alliance programs and assisting in developing opportunities for student engagement in folklife research through SBS.
His dissertation is a study of fathers of school-age children who work in offshore industries fishing, oil and gas, military and their performance of fatherhood through narrative, family tradition and play. His interests include foodways, personal narrative, dance and occupational folklore.
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It will continue to thrive and that is very exciting. We are also looking forward to creating through the Alliance more opportunities for people to learn and discover the rich and vibrant traditions of the place we call home. A formal event celebrating the affiliation between Southwest Folklife Alliance and the University of Arizona is planned for September For many years, promenades of ethnic costumes were the de rigueur of the Saturday programs. Women and men wearing traditional and contemporary styles of dress proudly displayed their outfits while an emcee explained the intricacies as well as the meaning of the colors and the ornamentation.
The Paseo continued off and on but in a minimal way after the formal supper breaks ended. The beginning core volunteer group was called the Gang of Five a nod to the Mao Zedong era and his revolutionary political group known as the Gang of Four.
The Tucson gang that planned and ran the festival from the late s until actually never numbered five. Started after strong urgings from Loma, the group always numbered somewhere between four and Inevitably, as you lick the last remnants of fry bread from your fingers, someone asks a question about the origins of the treat, or how to spell how to spell chivichanga.
The generosity of simple people allowing strangers into their cultures for 40 years is something to remember as we eat or dance or touch that priceless traditional artwork.
After the TMY blitz of culture overload that hits the sweet spot this month, ordinary life will seem that much more extraordinary to you.
The free festivities take place at the main library plaza, El Presidio Park, and surrounding streets from 11 a. Schedule and parking information is available at TucsonMeetYourself. The exhibit is organized by eras and themes, which unfold into unique TMY snapshots, past and present.
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Each display case, panel or kiosk feels like its own treasure chest, worthy of pleasurable browsing. Another large monitor gives great pictorial punch and, sometimes, emotion, to the exhibit via a photographic faces of the festival display. The overall history itself comes alive through material that tells a different side of the well-known story: In another case, the first corrido contest is brought to life by its printed ephemera.
An hour before what turned out to be a packed opening-night reception in mid-September, Big Jim and Loma were seen surveying the cases with apparent delight. All told, the exhibition presents hundreds of items from a collection Jim donated to the archives several years ago. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.