Featured on the July 6th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Shay Thomas and Ashley La Russa are the founders of a group called "Queer AF" who curate community events that celebrate every facet of the LGBTQ+ community while highlighting Black and Indigenous queer and trans people. Leah Britton sits down with the pair to discuss the importance of representation and inclusion.
- Tony Paniagua speaks to Executive Director Scott McDonald and volunteer Sandra Butler of Southern Arizona Senior Pride. This non-profit group has been providing resources to local elders from the LGBTQ+ community for almost 20 years.
- Marilyn Heins MD, a retired pediatrician and longtime health columnist for the Arizona Daily Star, shares some lessons learned from losing her husband to Alzheimer’s disease.
- And, the first Spotlight of the month always brings with it a new tale from “Stories That Soar!”. This time, a 5th grader named Will shares a tale that is as searing as it is relatable, "Summer is Here". It was produced by the Stories that Soar! creative team, and voiced by Aliyah Ravenell, a Mentor at the Youth Center Program at Literacy Connects,. The video features illustrations by multi-talented Tucson artist ToRee'Nee Wolf.
This Tucson non-profit sponsors a group of performers and musicians called “Stories That Soar!”. They help young writers realize the power and potential of bringing their stories to life, for the stage, video, and radio. Aspiring student-age writers can submit their stories to The Magic Box Story Portal now!
Webpage by Leah Britton.