Shirley, Linda, and Gail (three of my Comadres from Sowing the Seeds) Kurt, and I went to Raices Taller 222 for a Tucson Freedom Summer Event. They had a silent auction and we bid on several things. We went for dinner at La Indita afterward and enjoyed visiting for awhile.
Just received a call that one of my bids was a winner! I got a watercolor of papel picado on a village street. Beautiful! The money from the auction goes to the Mexican American Studies fund.
At the entrance to the gallery was a giant “book” with the titles of the 50 books that were banned by TUSD. My book Suffer Smoke was listed right after House on Mango Street.
A young lady told me she’d seen my Chautauqua at Albuquerque. She’s from New Mexico, here to support Freedom Summer. Also ran into Patricia from the U of A whom I also saw at Albuquerque.