Curated by Jen Nowicki Clark –
Thursday, January 5, 2017 —
Doors at 6:30, show at 7 —
The Screening Room 127 E. Congress St
$8 Adults, $6 Students
Hard work. Sometimes much harder than we expected. We’ve all been there in some way. What keeps us going? Are the fruits of our labor what we thought they would be? And who determines the conditions? Come listen to true local stories about digging deep and getting it done.
This month’s Storytellers:
Jema Patterson is a free-spirited life-hacker driven by math and insatiable curiosity. Due to her learning addiction, she has crossed 45 international borders and held more than 26 blue, white, and no-collar jobs. Currently, she wants someone in Tucson to teach her appliance and small engine repair. She likes writing stories for people, and last month it dawned on her that she should try telling them out-loud, too.
Penny Bussell Stansfield is from the UK and lived in France for 20 years. She’s been in the US for 20 years with her husband of 30+ years, Rob. Their three kids spent their formative years in Tucson hiking, camping and enjoying the great outdoors. As as being a DONA International Certified Birth Doula and Doula Trainer, she is also a Lamaze Certified childbirth educator, a certified lactation counselor and a board certified massage therapist specializing in prenatal massage. In short, she honors and cherishes anything to do with pregnancy and birth and she works to empower women to make evidence-based decisions that fit their goals. She is the author of “Labors of Love: A Doula’s Birth Stories”. You can find out more about her work at www.pennydoula.com
Montserrat Caballero is a community volunteer and activist. She is a member of the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition, Las Adelitas Political Pac, groups focused on sexual violence, and sits on the Borderlands Theater Board. She is also heavily involved in the Carrillo K-5 Creative Arts and Communication Magnet PTO, where her son is a second grader. She recently joined the Flowers and Bullets Advisory Committee and is looking forward to working with this group to develop a vibrant community space at the school they recently acquired from TUSD. She currently works in the PCC Adult Basic Education for College and Career Division
Equal parts starry-eyed idealist and crusty construction worker, Joe Silins is originally from Phoenix but has been in Tucson nearly long enough to call himself a local. A newly minted entrepreneur, Joe doesn’t have excessive amounts of free-time, but in the time he does have he likes spending time with friends, yoga-ing, and talking about how he should be camping and hiking more.
Vic Roych is an actor. A SAG-AFTRA member, he has appeared in about 50 movies and hopes for a revival of the Arizona film industry while he’s still ambulatory. Theatrically, he has worked with many local groups, most of which are heard no more. He is a former newspaper sports writer and free-lance magazine article writer, holder of a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota. Vic is frequently seen at art and cultural events. In loving memory of Warner (McCay) Burritt and Denny Schapiro.
Cam Juárez was born to migrant farm worker parents in Yuma, Arizona. His mother Adela helped to put 7 of her 9 children through college, with 5 of them earning advanced degrees from universities all over the country. Cam has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Mexican American Studies; as well as a Master’s degree in Urban Planning –pursuing both degrees while working full-time. Cam is a community and education advocate, serving as both a founding member of the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition and a Tucson Unified Governing Board member (2012- 2016). Cam joined the National Park Service in January 2016, serving as the Community Engagement Director for Saguaro National Park. Cam and his wife, Montserrat have a 7 year old son, Julián who is a second grader in TUSD.
Lorena Parra Howard is a long time Xicana activist, union and political organizer fighting for social justice in Tucson and in the Motherland.