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Kevin Hines shares stories of survival and hope in "Suicide: The Ripple Effect".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Invisible Theatre's "The Lifespan of a Fact" explores where truth begins and ends; and The Migrant Quilt Project commemorates those who have lost their lives trying to cross the U.S. / Mexico border.

hines ripple effect poster hero Promotional photo for "Suicide: The Ripple Effect," a movie exploring the story of suicide prevention advocate ‎Kevin Hines.

Arizona Spotlight

September 1, 2022

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Featured on the September 1st, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Meet Kevin Hines, a mental health advocate with a remarkable story to tell about surviving his attempted suicide. Hines will visit Tucson next week to present his documentary film “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”. It tells about a network of people whose lives have been touched by suicide, who are working together to keep others from experiencing similar tragedies.

Intermountain Centers and Kevin Hines present a free screening of the award-winning documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect on Friday, September 9th, at 7 p.m. at the Leo Rich Theatre, 206 S. Church Street in Tucson. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Hines. Click here for more information and to register for the screening.

Kevin Hines spotlight Kevin Hines, a suicide prevention advocate, standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Courtesy of Kevin Hines

  • “The Lifespan of a Fact” is a thought-provoking stage play about our culture’s shifting standards for factual reporting, exploring where truth begins and ends in the media. It runs through September 11th at The Invisible Theater, and Mark talks with director Susan Claassen and actor Emily Gates about the production.
lifespan poster spotlight Promotional poster for "The Lifespan of a Fact" playing at the Invisible Theatre until September 11, 2022.
lifespan of a fact unsized VIEW LARGER Emily Gates and Jack Cooperstein in Invisible Theatre's 2022 production of "The Lifespan of a Fact."
Courtesy of Kathleen Dreier / Creatista
lifespan cast unsized VIEW LARGER (From left to right)Jack Cooperstein, Emily Gates and David Alexander Johnston performing "The Lifespan of a Fact" at the Invisible Theatre. The show will run from September 1st through September 11th, 2022.
Courtesy of Kathleen Dreier / Creatista
  • And, guest contributor Julia Blumberg visits the Arizona History Museum to view an exhibition of the Migrant Quilt Project, a volunteer-powered effort to commemorate the names of migrants who have perished attempting to cross the U.S. / Mexico border.
migrant quilt project unsized VIEW LARGER A museumgoer looking at the quilts featured in the Migrant Quilt Project exhibit at the Arizona History Museum.
Courtesy of Michael Summers Howell
migrant sculpture spotlight A sculpture made of objects left behind by migrants crossing the boarder. This sculpture is a part of the Migrant Quilt Project exhibit at the Arizona History Museum.
Courtesy of Michael Summers Howell

Learn about contemporary quilters from diverse traditions as we celebrate the important role quilts have played in our country’s story. Featuring Susan Hudson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Michael A. Cummings, Judith Content, the International Quilt Museum, and special guest Ken Burns. PBS premiere December 27, 2019.

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