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      Dear America: Tucson Earth Day Reading and Celebration in Tucson

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      April 22, 2020


      1401 E University
      Tucson, Arizona 85721

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      Dear America: Tucson Earth Day Reading and Celebration

      This even is sponsored by, Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

      Join us on Earth Day for a celebratory book launch and reading from "Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy."

      There will be an introduction by the Rev. Steve Keplinger and Editor-in-Chief Simmons Buntin. There will also be readings by Alison Hawthorne Deming, Patri Hadad, Fenton Johnson, Amy Knight, Lawrence Lenhart, Diana Liverman, Gregory McNamee, and Debbie Weingarten.

      Refreshments will be served following the reading, and books will be available for purchase and signings. All royalties from sale of the book will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Union of Concerned Scientists.

      "When you get a book like this, Dear America, you carry it with you into war, onto the battlefield, into classrooms, because it's not just a book in the traditional sense, it's a tool to sharpen the dull mind, to see injustice where before you let it pass. It's a weapon to raise when others raise their rifles. You shake this book in their faces and tell them, This is who we are, this is what we've made, this is us and what we fight for and represent and will protect for our children's children." – Jimmy Santiago BacaAudience: 


      Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Tucson, AZ
      United States

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      Poetry Center

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      Simmons Buntin

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      Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Simmons Buntin.

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