Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Upcoming Events

Agnes Under the Big Top: February 9-26 at Zuzi Theater (738 North 5th Avenue)
Borderlands Theater and Iskashitaa are in collaboration to offer this play, which examines challenges new Americans face through the voices of Liberian, Indian, and Bulgarian immigrants. Join us to see Laxmi Dahal in his first big acting role in the United States. Visit to purchase tickets.

February 10: Opening Night Celebration with goodies from Iskashitaa Refugee Network, plus meet the performers and director.
February 12: 2pm Matinee w/ panel discussion and Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Refugee 101 Information Night: Thursday, February 9 (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Come learn more about refugee life, communicating in different languages, and refugee work. Anyone who wants information can attend and attendance does not commit you to serve. The training is at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd. Please RSVP to

30th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival: Saturday, February 25 (11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Arizona's largest gathering of peace, social justice and environmental groups, with live music for the family, children's activities, food, a raffle at the Reid Park band shell. Iskashitaa will be there selling refugee-made crafts and food products. We are looking for volunteers to help us at the event. Please contact Emily at for more information.

Get Fit With Paul: Kids' Corridor Celebration and Health Fair: Sunday, February 26 (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
At the corner of Glenn and Stone, at Don's Hot Rod Shop
In partnership with Ironwood Tree Experience, Coronado Heights Neighborhood Association and Community Partnership Prevention. Lots of fun and games for everyone: neighborhood nature tour, Zumba dancing, jumping rope contests, healthy snacks, roller derby, bicycle rodeo, nutritional information, Fun Run, Hula Hoops,soccer shooting accuracy, football throw, beanbag toss, music, and more.....
Iskashitaa will provide local juice, a best in show marmalade/chutney/sauce local preserved food tasting contest - youth and families try our local goodies and vote for the best one! Barbara will do a food mapping exercise. We will also have a local pecan cracking station.

Winter Harvests: Each Week Wednesday - Saturday
Please contact Mike Parelskin (925-330-8775), our new harvesting coordinator, if you are interested in harvesting grapefruit, calamondin limes, and other citrus. Check our Facebook page and our website for more details, or email for more information.

Food preservation workshops with refugees and Iskashitaa: 2nd and 4th Friday of the month
Pumpkin chutney, apple butter, marmalades, & more!
Learn about new foods, techniques, and cross cultural traditions. Come for an hour come for half the day! If you are interested in volunteering please email and visit the website for more information:

St. Francis in the Foothills Crafts' Market: Second and Fourth Sundays of the month (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Every second and fourth Sunday, our refugee made products are for sale at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. Come, browse, and buy our refugee-made crafts and local preserves! Recycled materials sewn, crocheted, and woven into great new rugs, bags, jewelry, baskets, and clothes.

Sewing and craft supply redistribution day: Friday, March 2nd (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Moved to the Oasis Learning Center, 306 E. Navajo #1106
The generous donations of volunteers and friends of Iskashitaa have led to a VERY full storage shed and we want to get those donations back out to our refugee friends! As usual, we cannot do this without your help! Please RSVP online or send an email to Emily at We need volunteers to set up, help redistribute the supplies, and clean up.

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