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John Nichols & The Nation Are Coming to Tucson (video)

John Nichols at the IBEW Hall in Tucson.

John Nichols at the IBEW Hall in Tucson.

Author and commentator John Nichols of The Nation will make his annual trek to Tucson for the Festival of Books, but this year, he’s bringing his colleagues. To mark it’s 150th birthday, The Nation is doing a celebration tour that includes several events in Tucson.

A tradition for the past several years, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Tucson will host a special evening with John Nichols on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall. (Event here). Nichols is a long-time friend of PDA and the founding Executive Director the late Tim Carpenter. Consequently, when Nichols is in town, he always stops by the union hall to inspire progressive ground troupes. (This event is free, but donations are gladly accepted.)

Check out the complete list of Tucson events with Nichols and other inspirational speakers from The Nation. There also will be a regional premiere of the documentary Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation at The Loft on Sunday, March 15 (details below).

From The Nation

The Nation will have a booth (#153) at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 14th & 15th on the University of Arizona campus. Come visit us!

We’re also staging a series of local Nation events at and around the Festival of Books, including a special reception on Sunday evening, and a film screening at the Loft Cinema:

Saturday, March 14th

11:30 amNation columnist Katha Pollitt discusses her latest book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

1 pmNation political writers John Nichols and Lee Fang lead an intimate investigative reporting workshop. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

4 pm: “The Nation: 150 Years of Ideas”, a Nation anniversary panel discussion with John NicholsKatha PollittLee Fang, and Congressman Raul Grijalva. A limited number of reserved tickets will be available on tucsonfestivalofbooks.org in early March. This session will be broadcast live on C-SPAN’s Book TV.

7 pm: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Tucson hosts John Nichols. If you want to avoid the crowds and the parking hassles at the Tucson Festival of Books, stop by the PDA event to hear Nichols. When he is in town, Nichols always stops by the union hall to inspire progressive ground troupes. This is the fourth year the PDA Tucson has hosted Nichols. Join PDA at the IBEW hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd. Doors will open at 6:30 and program will start at 7 pm. Facebook event here.

Sunday, March 15th

1 pmJohn Nichols and Lee Fang discuss the future of politics with New York Times Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich and former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards. A limited number of reserved tickets will be available on tucsonfestivalofbooks.orgin early March. This session will be broadcast live on C-SPAN’s Book TV.

1 pmKatha Pollitt, will lead a small group poetry workshop. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

4 pmNoam Chomsky in conversation with John Nichols, co-sponsored by the University of Arizona’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Reserve free tickets in person beginning at noon on the day of the event at the Centennial Hall box office. Tickets for reserved seats and a small reception afterwards available for $100:web.sbs.arizona.edu/college/chomsky.

7 pm: Regional premier screening at the Loft Cinema of Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple’s new documentary, Hot Type: 150 Years of The NationJohn Nichols will lead a Q&A session following the film—Katha Pollitt and Lee Fang will also be in attendance. Purchase tickets for $9.25 at loftcinema.com.

Please visit tucsonfestivalofbooks.org for specific room locations. We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Tucson!


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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