Arizona Public Media – At Tucson Volunteer Fair, Activism by Lending a Hand

Tucsonans who want to get more involved had a chance at the Community Volunteer Fair, hosted at the Historic Y. Among the 63 groups represented was the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, which shared a table with the Jewish Voice for Peace. “We’re working on an anti-Islamaphobia campaign and also an anti-Semitism campaign, because it seems now more than ever those two are linked,” said Ariel Tinney of the Jewish Voice for Peace.

Several people said their desire to get more involved was a direct reaction to the recent election. Many had already taken part in marches and protests, and at this fair, it was clear that, for them, lending a hand is another form of activism.

Also handing out fliers and collecting e-mail addresses were Youth On Their Own, a group that supports homeless teens, and the Raging Grannies, a group of social activist women.

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