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"Never again, para nadie."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

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Arizona Spotlight

"Never again, para nadie."

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Featured on the August 22nd, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

- Indigenous Arizonans gathered at the Arizona State Capitol last week in support of HB 2570, law that requires the state to collect data on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Emma Gibson speaks with a mother who lost her child to violence, and hears how she hopes this new law will improve the state's response.

Ceremonial Signing HB2570 Gov. Doug Ducey holds up HB 2570, a law that will require the state to collect data on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, at the ceremonial signing Aug. 13, 2019.

- Last week, The Arizona Daily Star ran an opinion piece titled “Now is the time for all of us to say, ‘Never again para nadie’”. Bryan Davis, the director of The Jewish History Museum and The Holocaust History Center in Tucson, explains why he says now is the time for multiple communities facing discrimination to support each other.

jews in tucson 3 hero Bryan Davis, Executive Director of Tucson’s Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center used to work with youth on “reconciliation conferences” after acts of anti-Semitism occurred in schools. He says usually they were rooted in ignorance, or were a cry for help.
Laura Markowitz

  • Endangered Species Act, signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1973, currently provides protection for 43 species of animals and 21 species of plants in Arizona. This month, in the name of “modernization”, secretary of the interior David Bernhardt announced changes to the way that the law will be implemented going forward. These changes weaken many safeguards regarding habitat, and make it more difficult to add new species to the list. Randy Seraglio, conservation advocate, of The Center for Biological Diversity talks with Mark about the impact this could have on the ecology of Arizona.

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- And, "The Suit", a very short story from Tucson-based author and UA creative writing professor Aurelie Sheehan. Her fiction collection Once into the Night contains 57 short stories, ranging in length from 2 sentences to 3 pages, each written from the first-person perspective of a different character. 

once into the night book cover unsized image "Once into the Night", by Aurelie Sheehan, published by FC2 & The University of Alabama Press.

Eds.: The bill type has been corrected in this story.

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