Podcast Episode 12: Nicole Gillett
Monday March 18, 2019
By Mari Herreras w/ Nicole Gillett
The Arizona People's Report sat down with Nicole Gillett, Tucson Audubon Society's conservation advocate, to chat about the state's Drought Contingency Plan and other conservation concerns and issues in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

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Thursday March 14, 2019
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Podcast Episode 11: Claire Kaufman
Monday March 11, 2019
By Mari Herreras w/ Claire Kaufman
The Arizona People's Report sat down with Claire Kaufman of Zerology to chat about her zero waste projects and teaching people how to live and shop using less package and introducing less plastics into our landfills.

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Podcast Episode 10: Amalia Luxardo
Monday March 4, 2019
By Mari Herreras w/ Amalia Luxardo
The Arizona People's Report sat down with Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona CEO Amalia Luxardo to talk about the changing face of philanthropy and the good works of the Foundation.

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Podcast Episode 9: Laura Milkins
Monday February 25, 2019
By Mari Herreras w/ Laura Milkins
The Arizona People's Report sat down with visual and performance artist Laura Milkins to talk about her zero packaging project and all the fun and challenges involved with not buying produce, clothes and other necessities with packaging, stickers and tags.

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Governor’s 2019 State Address
Friday January 18, 2019
If you were unable attend Gov. Ducey’s state address in Tucson this week, or able to see it in Tucson. Here is a transcription of the governor’s address, in which he lays out what he wants to see happen this legislative session and more in 2019.

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Podcast Episode 8: Lola Rainey
Thursday January 3, 2019
By Mari Herreras w/ Lola Rainey
The Arizona People's Report sat down with Tucsonan Lola Rainey, attorney, poet, writer, activist and executive director of the Tucson Second Chance Bail Fund. The Fund is an outgrowth of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Tucson's May 2017 "Mama Bailout Campaign," established to address the disproportionate impact of the cash bail system on communities of color and vulnerable populations in Pima County.

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Podcast Episode 7: Naomi Ortiz
Monday December 31, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Naomi Ortiz
Naomi Ortiz is a writer, poet, facilitator and visual artist whose work focuses on self-care for activists, disability justice and living in multiple worlds (intersectionality). Her book, Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice invites readers to explore the relationships between mind, body, spirit, heart and place.

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Calling all Changemakers! Start A New Year with the YW Southern Arizona Book Club
Friday December 28, 2018
The YW Southern Arizona Book Club (originally the Race to Justice Changemaker Book Club) was founded by YWCA Southern Arizona staffers Liane Hernandez and Michelle Pitot with an incredible amount of help from ASU MSW interns Roshann Pressman and Sara Galaz. It began in Sept. 2016 to hold space for conversations and to help develop

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Podcast Episode 6: Josh Rubin
Thursday December 27, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Josh Rubin
Josh Rubin is a New Yorker horrified by the events taking place at the U.S.-Mexican border of children being separated from their parents as they arrive to seek asylum. He came to Texas to see it for himself, and decided to stay in Tornillo. He lives in an RV parked across from a children's detention camp to observe the daily operation of a facility that may be housing more than 1,700 children. To see what Rubin witnesses daily and other updates, join the Facebook group Witness: Tornillo.

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Podcast Episode 5: Melo Dominguez
Monday December 24, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Melo Dominguez
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with Tucson artist Melo Dominguez about her gallery in South Tucson, as well as gentrification and the need for this region to create economic policy that includes art and cultural hubs. melodominguez.com/galeria-mitotera/

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Podcast Episode 4: Deedra Abboud
Thursday December 20, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Deedra Abboud
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with former U.S. Senate candidate Deedra Abboud about the challenges she faced during her unique and inspiring campaign, as well as the inspiration she found on the road all throughout the state.

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#onamission with 27 Books for Social Justice and Changemaking
Tuesday December 18, 2018
The staff at the YWCA Southern Arizona have one thing in common; the shared mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Each individual lives, works, and breathes this mission though admittedly they may not have all the answers or know exactly how to achieve it. The solution is on the horizon as we actively learn

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Podcast Episode 3: Tiera Rainey
Monday December 17, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Tiera Rainey
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with Tiera Rainey about her work with the American Friends Service Committee Arizona (AFSC-Arizona). At heart, Rainey is about more than criminal justice, she's an abolitionist eager to bring the system to its knees. Follow her on Twitter @TBiz30.

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Podcast Episode 2: Zaira Livier
Thursday December 13, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Zaira Livier
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with Zaira Livier about organizing in Southern Arizona, as well as her latest project with the People's Defense Initiative. After our conversation, PDI released their new project, Tucson Families Free and Together. You can read about the initiative here www.familiesfreeandtogether.org, as well as visit www.peoplesdefenseinitiative.org.

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Why We Need More Than Diversity
Sunday December 2, 2018
By Liane Hernandez
The research bears out that to meet the needs of the future and to be truly innovative, organizations and businesses require a not only diverse staff but inclusive practices to ensure that their hard won talented folx are going to stay and thrive.  It is not merely a quota to meet, but rather an environment that is based in respect and a culture that can adapt and learn in order to meet the future with courage, innovation and success.

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Podcast Episode 1: Jim Byrne
Wednesday November 28, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Jim Byrne
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with Jim Byrne about the future of #RedForEd and activism in Arizona. Byrne teaches African American Studies as part of Tucson Unified School District's culturally relevant curriculum at Cholla High School. Byrne an active member of the Tucson Education Association, and his range of interests make him a great person to sit down and chat with about education, elections and organizing in Arizona.

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2018 Midterm Election Recap…
Thursday November 15, 2018
By Mari Herreras
For those who compare politics to a spectator sport, the 2018 Arizona General Election is a final championship that has had almost all of us paying closer attention and sitting on the edge of our seats as the number of votes have been counted, well, daily since the Nov. 6 election.

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Tents, Kids, Money & God
Tuesday October 30, 2018
By Hannah Adair Bonner
After the weeks I spent sitting at the gate of the tent city for kids in Tornillo, Texas, I realized I was having a hard time seeing the forest for the trees. I texted friends asking them to give me the big picture. Accustomed to trench work, to being close to the ground, I often

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It’s Not Over: Vote No on Prop 305
Tuesday October 23, 2018
By Stephanie Hamilton
Yesterday, for personal reasons, was a really tough day.   And it ended with what felt like a punch to the gut. Hearing the news that the Outlaw Dirty Money and the Invest in ED initiatives would not be on this November’s ballot seemed to paralyze me for about twenty minutes.   I sat on the couch

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YWCA Southern Arizona Statement on Separating Migrant Families
Monday June 4, 2018
Last year, the STAT team conducted a statewide survey and traveled over 3,000 miles to find out what issues matter most to Arizonans. The top 3 issues that showed up were improving public schools, access to physical and mental healthcare, and immigration reform. In 2013, YWCA Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors adopted a policy on

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Being At Eloy Detention Center
Monday June 4, 2018
By Alejandra Pablos
March 7, 2018 “You told me you wouldn’t go back, I don’t have another two years to give them.” This is what my mamí told me, crying, after I told her that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) confirmed they would be re-detaining me at my check-in that morning. I had already been detained at Eloy

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How Southern Arizonans Are Leading The Fight to Put People Over Profits
Tuesday May 22, 2018
By Tiera Rainey
He was writhing in pain for weeks before they finally gave him an amoxicillin for his sore throat. When the pain and his cries for assistance didn’t quiet, they only gave him 1 of the 3 antibiotics a doctor had prescribed him which also proved useless. He was finally taken into surgery for suspected tonsillitis

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#REDforED: How do we keep up the momentum?
Tuesday May 22, 2018
By Mari Herreras
Before the #REDforED movement, there was SOS and their petition drive last summer to put an initiative on the ballot to reserve a law from the 2017 legislative season that expanded public funds going to school vouchers. Back then, the SOS team made believers of many when they successfully collected the signatures needed without funding

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A Place Where Everyone Thrives
Tuesday May 22, 2018
It’s time to come together and fight for a world that works for all of us. In late September 2017, the Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center (STAT) launched Operation Haboob, a project tasked to rebuild community and revive democracy through voter, civic and community engagement and action to help increase voter turnout and

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Arizona Thrives: The People’s Agenda 10-Point Plan
Tuesday May 22, 2018
The Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center (STAT for short) traveled over 3,000 miles all around this state to find out what issues matter most to Arizonans. They also conducted a statewide online survey that had people list their most pressing issues as well. The top 3 issues that rose to the top were:

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