Featured on the February 18th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- A conversation with Wellesley history professor Brenna Wynn Greer, the author of Represented: The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Citizenship. Greer talks about the evolution of media portrayals of Black Americans both before and after the Civil Rights era, and the significance of their messaging.
As a guest of the University of Arizona, Brenna Wynn Greer will give a live Zoom presentation called “Who Framed Rosa Parks? The Photographic Legacy of Civil Rights Icons", on February 18th, 2021 from 4 - 5 PM.
- Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Geraldine Brooks’ best-selling career began in 2001, with Year of Wonders. It told the story of a woman in the year 1666, struggling to make sense of her world during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague. Mark talks with Geraldine Brooks about how her book explores many aspects of pandemic life that ring true today.
Geraldine Brooks will appear live - via Zoom - on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 11 AM, as a guest of the Tucson Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee. This event will benefit Sustaining the Mind, a Brandeis National Committee fund that supports neuroscience research into diseases including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's, and creates science scholarships at Brandeis University. For more information, call Sorkey Fortman at 520-390-7358.
- And, Literacy Connects presents a radio edition of “Stories That Soar!”. This Tucson non-profit empowers students of all ages by bringing the stories they write to life, using the talents of professional actors and musicians. Listen to "Lemons", an affecting story of love and loss, written by Shayden, a 6th grade author from Homer Davis Elementary in the Flowing Wells School District.