Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

Carnegie Lunchtime Speaker: October 14

The Origins and Development of Chicana/o Literature

Presented by Charles Tatum

Beginning with Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacá’s fascinating 16th century account of a difficult journey across the Southwest, this presentation will   explore important secular and religious poetry, drama, narrative and other literary forms and trends that developed during the centuries in the Spanish-speaking Southwest. There will be a particular focus on Chicana/o literature from 1965 through the early 21st century. Audiences will discover the rich tradition and diversity of contemporary Chicana/o literature that has become an important area of American literary expression.

Dr. Charles Tatum is Professor of Spanish at the University of Arizona. He was raised in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and his mother was Mexican American. Tatum is the author of several books on Chicana/o literature and culture and has also edited several anthologies of Chicana/o.


Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12-1 pm

Carnegie Center
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Free and open to the public

Bring your lunch! Light refreshments served

Free parking


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Dr. Andrew Weil to speak in downtown Phoenix

The University of Arizona Alumni Association – Phoenix Chapter presents the 2010 Wildcat Speakers Series on Thursday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium on the College of Medicine-Phoenix campus.  it will feature Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.

The cost is $50 per person, with proceeds going toward student scholarships.

Register here.

2011-12 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Orientation

The City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services Department, Grants Administration team has announced the kick off of their 2011-12 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services and Public Facilities Request for Proposal process.

They are holding a RFP Orientation at the Burton Barr Library, 1221 North Central Avenue, on Monday October 18, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

At the orientation, city staff will be handing out applications, orientating potential applicants regarding their program focus, and answering any potential questions.

If you are unable to attend the orientation, applications will be available on the fourth floor of City Hall, 200 West Washington, beginning October 19th.

If you would like any further information regarding this orientation session, contact Barbara Bellamy at (602) 262-7845 or Barbara.Bellamy@Phoenix.gov