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Post Patriarchy – Celebrating the Feminine

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Amity’s Dragonfly Gallery opens a new show POST PATRIARCHY featuring Tucson based artist Lori Andersen who’s work of acrylic, mixed media, and bronze sculptures.

Lori’s art is an extension of her Shamanic vision and art holds the healing intention of the artist. In 2001, Lori became a supporter at a Lakota Sundance Ceremony and eventually was called by spirit to become a sun dancer.

The exhibit runs September 30th – November 30th, 2017.

Please come and enjoy the inspiration art works, good eats with a “5 CAN’T MISS FOOD TRUCK”  and the eloquent and original music of Heather Lil Mama Hardy Band on famous 4th Avenue.

Grand Opening & Fundraiser Event

October 14th, 6-9 PM

Nations Creations Food Truck

Featured in Edible Baja’s “5 CAN’T MISS FOOD TRUCKS”

Heather Lil Mama Hardy Band

Doors open at 6pm

721 N. 4th Ave. Tucson, Arizona
Free Parking


Proceeds from the Dragonfly Gallery benefit the children of Amity Foundation’s Dragonfly Village.

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Pachamama Symposium- September 4, 2017

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About Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is a half-day transformative journey that educates people on the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the role they can play in creating a new future.

Amity Los Angeles Hosts MCRP Summit

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Amity Los Angeles Hosts MCRP Summit

On February 16th, 2017 from 10am to 12pm Amity Foundation’s, Amistad de Los Angeles campus, will host the upcoming Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) summit which is designed to provide or arrange linkage to a range of community-based, rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support. The MCRP is designed to help participants successfully re-enter the community from prison and reduce recidivism.

The event will be attended by MCRP providers statewide and will focus on new directives, feedback from providers and discussing challenges.

Amity Foundation’s Amistad campus was selected as host of the summit to showcase for providers it’s exemplar electronic systems, (many providers are still ramping up), integrated on-site health care, and the unusual and highly successful job placement program. Amity’s non-medical model and all inclusive environment setting assists inmates to decompress from institutions and quickly acclimate to becoming productive members of the larger community. Amity’s model approach has proven to be a driving force in reducing recidivism for over 20 years.

The MCRP program is the newest project from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR’s) division of rehabilitative programs.


Naya Arbiter – Rod Mullen Contribute to the XVI EWODOR Symposium

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Dianova Italy, Dianova International and the Department of Special Needs Education
(University of Ghent-Belgium)

The Therapeutic Community Model: a Tool for Empowerment

22nd/23rd September 2016 – Rome Italy

This year’s EWODOR symposium will be dedicated to acquiring a better understanding of the empowerment process that takes place in the therapeutic community (TC) model of treatment for addictive disorders.

The concept of empowerment is embedded in the TC model of treatment, based on reciprocal respect and grounded on the idea that people empower themselves, while professionals and peers are there to assist them in doing so.

Naya Arbiter gives her presentation, “The Medicine Wheel of Empowerment: Teaching Community in the Therapeutic Community” on Sept. 22nd. 

Rod Mullen presents, “Can TCs survive big pharma and integrated health care?” Read More

Remembering Hiroshima ~ Nagasaki ~ Fukushima Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6:30 pm

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Remembering Hiroshima ~ Nagasaki ~Fukushima


Tucson’s Women’s International League of Peace & Freedom hosts a Memorial Program & Vigil to mark the anniversaries of atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki and the Fukushima nuclear melt-down.


Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6:30 pm


St Mark’s Church, 3809 E 3rd Street, Tucson, AZ




Dr. Rick Graap, representative from Physicians for Social Responsibility.


Jack & Felice Cohen-Joppa, co-founders of Nuclear Resisters.


Russell Lowes, director for and lead author of “Energy Options for the Southwest, Nuclear and Coal Power.”


* Songs by Tucson Raging Grannies * Refreshments will be served *

* Candlelight vigil will follow the event so bring signs, flashlights & candles *




Alliance for Global Justice

Amity Foundation

Arizona Peace Council

Church Women United in Tucson

Coalicion de Derechos Humanos

The Nuclear Resister

Occupy Tucson

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Sacred Space

Sierra Club Rincon Group

Sustainable Tucson

Tucson Peace Center

Tucson Raging Grannies

Veterans for Peace

Women (& Men) In Black