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"Mapping Q" and the art of identity.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Asian community in Southern Arizona stands together; and parents of color discuss the need to prepare their kids for something that could mean the difference between life and death.

mapping q strength together unsized "Strength Together" by Sam, part of "Mapping Q" presented by the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
courtesy UAMA

Supported by Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Spotlight

March 25, 2021

This episode is supported by the Arizona Theatre Company.

Featured on the March 25th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Since the pandemic began in early 2020, statistics indicate that hate crimes against people of Asian descent have increased by as much as 150% in some major U.S. cities. Find out about the local situation from Peter Chan, the president of the Tucson Chinese Association, which is the governing body of the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center.

tucson chinese cultural center hero The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center is at 1288 West River Road in Tucson.
courtesy Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

  • Each year, The University of Arizona Museum of Art invites youth artists who identify as LGBTQ+ to submit works that reflect on the borders of their lived experience. Meet curator Chelsea Farrar, and two artists, Mercedez and Jay, who each share thoughts about what “Mapping Q" means to them.
mapping q inherited fire unsized "Inherited Fire" by Mercedez, part of "Mapping Q" presented by the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
courtesy UAMA
mapping q face in the mirror unsized "Face in the Mirror" by Jay, part of "Mapping Q" presented by the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
courtesy UAMA
mapping q testament to creation unsized "Testament to Creation" by Jay, part of "Mapping Q" presented by the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
courtesy UAMA
  • And, a group of Black parents share how they framed the conversation they gave to their growing children, particularly their sons, about how to behave in encounters with the police. This includes navigating the difficult intersection of race and racism. In order, you will hear parents Chiani Adams, Arianna Sholes-Douglas & Errol Douglas, Naomi & Marlon Guerrero, and Bennie Baker. The Talk was produced by Nina Shelton for Arizona Illustrated on PBS-6.

"The Talk" from Arizona Illustrated.

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