/ Modified jul 28, 2023 12:08 p.m.

Episode 939

Ignis Clothing, Cross Country Runner Brigid Hanley, Susan Briante – To Erasures, Erasures, Field Notes: Noguchi Garden

Ignis Clothing
Ian Urquhart runs a local black-owned screen-printing business that raises money for schools in Kenya as well as the Z Mansion's WORKship program in Tucson. Ignis Clothing was created by Urquhart, a Tucson native, who has an imperfect lifestyle business that is all about representation, creativity, and being bold, just like the name of his clothing brand. Urquhart is focused on quality streetwear at an affordable price.

Urquhart hosted his first-ever fashion show in April at the "Z Mansion" and in September, he will be heading to New York Fashion Week where some of his clothes will be hitting the runway.

Brigid Hanley
Cross Country is a difficult sport, but throw in a life-threatening illness, and issues over identity it becomes almost impossible. UA athlete Brigid Hanley dealt with all of this and more, in an inspiring story of hope and perseverance.

Susan Briante – To Erasures, Erasures
Poet Susan Briante is a professor in UA’s English Department and is the author of three books of poetry. In this story as part of a collaborative effort between Arizona Illustrated and the Poetry Center, she shares her “TO ERASURES, ERASURES” poem which addresses the US-Mexico border and immigration.

The following nonprofits aid and advocate for migrants and asylum seekers:
The Kino Border Initiative
No More Deaths
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

Field Notes: Noguchi Garden
Arizona Illustrated producer David Fenster hits the road and travels to Southern California to visit a unique garden in the latest installment of his Field Notes series. Titled California Scenario, the garden was designed by famed sculptor and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi. Fenster describes his experience visiting this tranquil oasis among freeways and shopping malls.

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