Join us for Brunch!
Sunday, July 28
197 E Toole Ave (near Skrappy’s)
Rainbow Defense Fund and Latino Gay Pride
Bingo Brunch Fundraiser!
$5 for brunch and Bingo
Proceeds support Latino Gay Pride and the Rainbow Defense Fund that supports LGBTQ folks held in immigration detention in AZ.
Hosted by Casa Mariposa, Puertas Abiertas, and Studio ONE. Hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars! Thursday, August 1st from 6-8 pm come embroider for peace at Casa Mariposa to remember those killed in Mexico as victims of the drug war.
Fuentes Rojas y Bordando por la Paz, Thursday, August 1, 6 – 8 pm, Casa Mariposa
Violence related to The US-Mexican Drug War has caused the deaths of more than 80,000 people in Mexico. Many were innocent bystanders of… random or targeted violence. Some were friends or relatives of people in drug cartels. All were children of God, worthy to be mourned and remembered.
Fuentes Rojas (Red Fountains) originated in Mexico City in 2011 to raise visibility for the victims of the US-Mexico Drug War. To make their voice public they formed Bordando por la Paz (Embroidering for Peace) to create a memorial for every victim of drug war violence. The memorials display information about the victims death in words hand-embroidered with red thread on a man’s white handkerchief. The movement has spread around the world to Latin America, Europe, Asia and the US.
Join us for a “taller” (workshop) on Thursday, August 1, 6 – 8 pm, Casa Mariposa. Together we’ll embroider, in red thread on a white handkerchief, known details of the victim’s death based on police records. You’ll learn about the Taller Abierto (Open Workshop) de Bordando por la Paz at St. Philips Episcopal Church and plans for future activities including a flash mob at the University of Arizona, a delegation from Tucson to Mexico City to visit and support the original Fuentes Rojas and growing a local community of “bordarones” in Tucson.
Supplies and instruction will be provided. Dinner will be from 6 – 6:30. After dinner we’ll talk, laugh, reflect and embroider together.
You are invited into a movement of remembrance and solidarity with our neighbors who struggle each day to survive the US-Mexico Drug War in their neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities.