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"Everyone has a coming-of-gender story." - Jacob Tobia

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Modernism Week honors the legacy of architect Judith Chafee; and three films that expose realities of the immigrant experience.

jacob tobia book cover unsized VIEW LARGER The cover to Jacob Tobia's debut memoir, "Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story".
courtesy Jacob Tobia

Arizona Spotlight

Jacob Tobia; the legacy of Judith Chafee; and three films about immigration.

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Featured on the October 10th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, best-selling author and gender non-conforming activist Jacob Tobia discusses their own personal journey in raw & funny detail. They also reflect on how to make the world free of gender discrimination by promoting trans-inclusive feminism. Jacob Tobia will headline the Pima County Public Library’s 21st Annual LGBTQ + author series on Wednesday, October 16th from 6 - 8 PM at the Murphy-Wilmot Library.
jacob tobia unsized body VIEW LARGER Activist and best-selling author Jacob Tobia.
courtesy Jacob Tobia
  • Tucson Modernism Week concludes this weekend, including a lecture about one of the movement’s most influential architects, Judith Chafee. Andrew Brown talks with Christopher Domin and Kathryn McGuire, co-authors of Powerhouse: The Life and Work of Judith Chafee.They will give a presentation at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 12th at the American Evangelical Church on North Tucson Boulevard, part of The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation’s Modernism Week. There is also a self-guided home tour, including a rare chance to visit two of Judith Chafee’s designs, on Sunday between 9 am and 3 pm. Check-in for the tour is at Solot Plaza at 2631 East Broadway Boulevard.

judith chafee hero Architect Judith Chafee.

"The Architect: Judith Chafee", produced by Andrew Brown for Arizona Illustrated.

  • And, film essayist Chris Dashiell examines three films from recent years that illuminate the real-life conditions underlying the United States' contentious immigration debate: The River and The Wall, Icebox, and Who is Dayani Cristal?

"The River and the Wall" trailer

"Icebox" trailer

"Who is Dayani Cristal?" trailer

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