HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT IN THE WASH 2
The Homeless Youth Project is a production of Pan Left in cooperation with The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation.
The purpose of the project is to inform the people of Tucson, Arizona about the dreadful realities of what homeless youth have to go through in order to survive on the streets. The expected results are that an informed public will bring about a positive change in living conditions for homeless youth. When enough footage is acquired it will be turned into a documentary.
HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT IN THE WASH 2 is a continuation of the HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT IN THE WASH in which a number of homeless youth were interviewed as to why they are homeless and under what conditions they are living.
HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT IN THE WASH 2
Redirect Arizona State Taxes to Pan Left!
Use the Arizona State Tax Credit Program to Support Our City High School Class
Instead of sending your tax dollars to be spent by the Republican Arizona State legislature that brought you SB1070, severe cuts in education, bans on ethnic studies and gay marriage, why not keep your tax dollars in your community by supporting Pan Left’s City High School class? You have the power to redirect your state taxes to support your community by taking advantage of the Arizona State School Tax Credit Program to support our class As We See It. As a tax credit, not just a deduction, it means every dollar you donate up to $200 for an individual and $400 for joint filers can be directly taken off your taxes. Yes, it is a dollar-for-dollar reduction on your state taxes while supporting Pan Left! You can donate online using PayPal via the City High School website. After you enter the amount you would like to donate, you can indicate that your donation is for the “Pan Left Class” by clicking on the link that says “Please specify details in the box below.” Donate now.
Here are a few of the projects students of the class are working on:
•A documentary about youth living in drug-war violence in Monterey, Mexico.
•A documentary about the Korean War.
•A stop motion, claymation short based on responses of on-the-street interviews.
To talk to someone directly about this opportunity, please call City High School Executive Director Carrie Brennan, (520) 623-7223 ext. 203. For more information on how the tax program works, contact Mary Charlotte at (520) 792-9171 ext. 1.
The grassroots tour for UNDER ARPAIO is underway. Support the tour!
November has been an exciting month for Under Arpaio. We had a great turnout at our Phoenix screening. Read about Under Arpaio
Screening a Success
together with PUENTE, ASU MEChA, and The 99% Unity fest. Even Sheriff Arpaio helped to publicize the screening and other activities.
We also have been working hard to organize for our grassroots tour with our first city scheduled in Birmingham, Alabama. It should be an exciting event with people from Arizona working with people in Alabama to fight against HB56, Alabama’s SB 1070 copycat anti-immigrant law. Also we have been so grateful to receive support from Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha! He has given us autographed concert posters to help raise funds for the tour. You can get a poster by donating $100 or more. Signed Zack De La Rocha posters
We are so grateful for all the help to put these screenings together and share the film with audiences. Our journey is just getting started. You can get stay up to date with all the latest news about Under Arpaio by joining the email list. Sign up today to our email list at UNDER ARPAIO or text UNDERARPAIO to 22828 and send us your email from your phone.
Thanks to all of those that support us and we look forward to sharing the documentary with many more.
Watch the trailer UNDER ARPARIO
Pan Left Was Mentioned Where?
Did you know that Pan Left’s Community Media Education Project, funded through the Kresge Tucson Initiative/Tucson Pima Arts Council, was used as one example of a “pathway forward” by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s recent report, Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy? Neither did Pan Left Executive Director Mary Charlotte until she began to an peruse the report- and found Pan Left in it! Other TPAC civic engagement projects were mentioned as well, including Jamie A. Lee’s LGBT Storytelling project.
The report examines the role of the arts in engaging, educating, and building communities and addressing social, economic, environmental, and other injustices. It calls on arts grantmakers to focus more resources on supporting social change in underserved communities. You can find the shout out to Pan Left on page 28.
Be sure to check out our website and our You Tube channel for the latest news from Pan Left. And make sure you let your friends and colleagues know about Pan Left, too.
Ron Austin, Board Member, Editor
Pan Left Productions