/ Modified mar 13, 2024 3:45 p.m.

Students combating gun violence and Parent provided care

Episode 1017

CUMBI: Textiles, Society, and Memory
Cumbi was a fine luxurious fabric of the Inca Empire offered only to rulers and reserved for royalty. The Tucson Museum of Art exhibition CUMBI: Textiles, Society, and Memory in Andean South America offers a new look at 2,000 years of art in Andean traditions. In this exhibition there are textiles from the ancient Andes alongside creations of contemporary Latin American and Latinx artists.

Campus Unarmed
Campus Unarmed is a student advocacy organization at the University of Arizona whose purpose is to foster positive student and teacher relationships to build a safer campus environment, and to combat gun violence.

Parent Provided Care
In 2020 the State of Arizona issued a temporary flexibility allowing for parents of minor children with disabilities to receive certified training to be Direct Care Workers for their own children. Then in 2021, AHCCCS included funds and expanded the support beyond the COVID-19 flexibility window.

Parents from Raising Voices Coalition are expressing how this program has helped solve previous issues like high direct care worker turnover, housing insecurity, and financial instability which has long plagued families who are caring for their disabled children.

Desert Plants: Desert Lavender
Thousands of native or drought-tolerant plants can be grown in the Sonoran Desert, providing a colorful and intriguing options for the garden. Some plants can provide amazing color or food for pollinators, nesting sites for birds and other wildlife, and visual and textural appeal to homeowners.

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