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Nominations Sought for Diversity Awards by quotes
November 3, 2006, 11:34 pm
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Nominations Sought for Diversity Awards


            Tempe Human Relations Commission, together with the City of
Tempe, is seeking nominations for its Ninth Annual Diversity Awards.
Award winners will be recognized at Tempe’s Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration, “Together We’re Better,” Diversity Awards Brunch, on
Monday, January 15, 2007 at the Tempe Buttes Resort.

            To be eligible, nominees must live, work, or volunteer in
the City of Tempe and demonstrate a commitment to honoring and
celebrating diversity in the Tempe community.  A new award category,
“Diversity Supplier Award,” has been added this year.  Nominees for this
award do not have the residency requirement; however they must have done
business with the City of Tempe within the calendar year 2006.  Six
nominating categories are offered:

        Individual Adult
Community Group / Organization

        Educational Organization                                Business

        Individual Youth (18 years and younger)       Diversity Supplier


            Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday,
December 13, 2006, at 5 p.m.  Nominees may not currently be serving as a
Tempe elected official or a Tempe Human Relation Commissioner.
Nomination information should be sent to: City of Tempe, c/o Ginny
Belousek, 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, or faxed to 480/350-2907.
To request a nomination form or for ticket information to attend the
Diversity Awards Brunch, please call (480) 350-8979.  An online
nomination form is also available at

Phoenix Public Library Will Host Celebrated Hispanic Author by quotes

Phoenix Public Library Will Host Celebrated Hispanic Author

Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea will present two “Serious Confetti” programs as part of Phoenix Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month observance.

Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, will be at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., on Sept. 20 and at Palo Verde Library, 4402 N. 51st Ave., on Sept. 21.

The free programs will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Book sales and an author-signing will follow.

Born to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea uses his dual cultural experiences to explore life’s major themes. His most recent book, “The Hummingbird’s Daughter,” tells the story of his great aunt, Teresa Urrea, who is known as “the Mexican Joan of Arc.”

He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted to cross the border into southern Arizona through a scorching stretch of desert know as “the Devil’s Highway.” Four days later, only 12 were alive. Urrea’s book examines immigration issues while illuminating the lives and deaths of the victims known as “the Yuma 14.”

“Serious Confetti” is the library’s ongoing literary series that has brought many acclaimed authors and artists to Phoenix libraries. It is funded by APS, Friends of the Phoenix Public Library and the Phoenix Public Library Foundation, with additional support from the John F. Long Foundation.

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A Cultural Journey Through Taiwan Offered at Brown Bag Lunch by quotes
August 17, 2006, 3:54 am
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