Mexican-American “Raza” Expert Panel Discussion Open to the Public: Event will be Streaming LIVE!

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

A Panel Discussion: The Mexican-American “Raza” Controversial Ethnic Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District

Phoenix, AZ – On Saturday, September 10, 2011, Arizona Mainstream Project (AMP) will bring to the public a panel discussion on the controversial Mexican-American or “Raza” ethnic studies program being taught in the Tucson United School District (TUSD). Speaking on this panel will be Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, Andy LaFevre (Public Relations Director for AZ State Superintendent John Huppenthal), Loretta Hunnicutt (founder TU4SD), John Ward (former ethnic studies teacher), Lisa Ruth (educator/activist), Rey Torres (President of Arizona Latino Republican Association), and Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (activist/CD 7 candidate). KFYI Talk Host Terry Gilberg will be moderating this panel discussion.

The panel will not only discuss events leading up to Superintendent John Huppenthal’s recent report that found TUSD in violation of A.R.S. 15-112, but will also discuss the real objectives of this controversial curriculum taught in the Tucson Unified School District; these include the overthrow of our government, ethnic resentment, and the redefining of “la familia.” The TUSD Mexican-American Ethnic Studies program is widely seen as a “militant” model to be spread throughout the country.

Each panel member will share their personal experience and direct involvement with uncovering the facts of this issue and how it has negatively impacted the Tucson community and how it affects all of America. You will gain an understanding of its history, the current legal battles, and needed citizen activism to stop this anti-American agenda.

This event will be held at the Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel located at 1101 North 44th Street in Phoenix, Arizona, from 2 pm- 5 pm, MST.  Cost to attend is $15.00 per person. This panel discussion will be STREAMED LIVE from AMP’s website. Click on the “View Live Stream Now” button on our homepage www.ArizonaMainstreamProject.org and follow the instructions.

Go to www.ArizonaMainstreamProject.org for more information about this event and to purchase a ticket, or contact Honey Marques, Executive Director, at 808-283-3661 or email honey@arizonamainstreamproject.org.

Any press who plans to attend and cover this story, please contact Honey Marques to discuss arrangements and set up at 808-283-3661.

Arizona Mainstream Project is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable grassroots organization whose mission is to attract, educate, and mobilize the people of Arizona around America’s founding principles and leadership. AMP believes in the principles of a constitutionally limited government, free markets, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberty to promote the common good and prosperity for the people of Arizona.

TUSD Board Member Michael Hicks Recinds Support for Board’s Appeal to Superintendent Huppenthal’s Findings

 

For Immediate Release

From: Michael Hicks
Lisa Ruth, Spokesperson
520-615-4052

Tucson Unified School Board members were misinformed and misled by district officials

TUSD Governing Board member Michael Hicks regrets and rescinds his support for TUSD’s appeal of Arizona ’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Huppenthal’s finding that the district is in violation of multiple state laws.

Mr. Hicks feels that district officials misrepresented the intent of the district’s appeal. Board members were told that the appeal was intended to lead to a better understanding of Huppenthal’s finding, when in fact the appeal challenged not only the constitutionality of the finding, but denied those parts of the finding that the district knew to be true.

Lisa Ruth stated, “Michael Hicks was led to believe that by voting in favor of the appeal, Huppenthal’s findings would be explored further. Had he known the outcome, he would have voted against the appeal and regrets his original position. Through the course of the last month, Mr. Hicks has met with more parents, children and educators regarding the Ethnic Studies program. These individuals have come forward to express their continued concerns about the course and curriculum. This information also leaves Mr. Hicks with concern for the children who have been exposed to the program and the implications for the community.”

Michael Hicks believes that in light of revelations by staff and statements made by parents and children involved in the program, and the entire investigation conducted by Superintendent Huppenthal that the entire program must come to an immediate end. Electives are not an acceptable alternative in current form, and staff and curriculum must be reevaluated in their entirety.

Michael Hicks is disappointed that Superintendent Pedicone has elevated the formerly unassociated and unofficial Mexican American Advisory Board to a Superintendent Committee. Members of that organization may not have put the interest of the district’s students ahead of their own political and economic interests.

Contact: Michael Hicks spokesperson Lisa Ruth 520-615-4052

 Arizona Mainstream Project

Presents

A Panel Discussion: The Mexican-American “Raza” Controversial Ethnic Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District

ON THE PANEL

  • Attorney General Tom Horne
  • CD7 Candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer
  • Founder of TU4SD Lorretta Hunnicutt
  • President of ALRA Rey Torres
  • Public Relations Director for State Superintendent John Huppenthal Andy LaFevere
  • Educator John Ward

 Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 PM
Location: Phoenix Airport Marriot Hotel
Address: 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Refreshments will be served

Cost: $15 per person

THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE FROM OUR WEBSITE

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For addtional information and questions send email to: info@arizonamainstreamproject.org or call 480-659-4232