Dunbar Updates: Take Care Initiative & End of Life Care Partnership

Take Care Partnership: The Take CareCampaign is a national initiative, led by The Healthy US Collaborative and Impact Media Partners, that inspires people to re-imagine their health through storytelling of inspiration and transformation featured in short documentary films. Tucson is one of 3 cities chosen to pilot the program, and Dunbar is serving as one of the chairs. Events will consist of a short film centered on health & wellness, group discussion and a hands-on activity (yoga, cooking demo, etc.).

The next event will be taking place August 29th at the El Pueblo Senior Center.

Photo: Desiree Gonzales, Operations Manager at the Dunbar Pavilion.

Photo: Desiree Gonzales, Operations Manager at the Dunbar Pavilion.

Photo: Desiree leads the Take Care Initiative team in a hasta uttanasana.

Photo: Desiree leads the Take Care Initiative team in a hasta uttanasana.

Arizona End of Life Care Partnership: Dunbar received a grant from the Lovell Foundation to partner with the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership Our volunteers have been trained to lead and facilitate their "Honoring a Life: Advanced Care Planning" workshop this fall. We are extremely excited about the progress of the program and can’t wait to provide you with dates. Check out calendar for more information.

Southwest Folklife Alliance: Line Dancing with the Tucson Slide Society

Southwest Folklife Alliance: Line Dancing with the Tucson Slide Society

Every Thursday evening, DJ “Mista T,” aka Terry Thomas, of the Tucson Slide Society teaches a line dancing class at the Dunbar Pavilion in Tucson. Highly democratic, the class shares choreography for everyone and furthers a tradition of collective dance that evolved in the United States through European immigrant communities and African-American vernacular traditions.

Southwest Folklife Alliance: The Arizona African Diaspora: A Conversation with Rod Ambrose and Barbea Williams

Southwest Folklife Alliance: The Arizona African Diaspora: A Conversation with Rod Ambrose and Barbea Williams

BARBEA WILLIAMS DANCE AND PERFORMANCE COMPANY is an important part of the Dunbar Pavilion experience. She sat down with the Southwest Folk Alliance to talk about African American and Diaspora culture here in Tucson. “We’re guidepost people. We’re Baby Boomers. We want to shine light on your path, but you’ve got to walk the path and lead that way.”