New at Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival this year:
October 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
Tucson Chinese: Sharing Stories
Roy Place Building, 44 N. Stone, room 119
(SE corner of Stone and Pennington)
Anna Don, “Early Chinese Ranching Stories”
Ernie McCray, “Growing Up in Dunbar with Chinese Grocers”
LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley (graphic artist) on the importance of arts & historic preservation
Lincoln Chin, “Immigration Stories”
For Tucsoncitizen.com readers, you know Ernie as the fellow blogger “From the Soul”, who is the former UA Wildcat Basketball star who still holds the title of the most points scored in any Wildcat game. Do you know what that record is? I’ll tell you on the bottom of this blog post. Ernie was born at St. Mary’s Hospital & raised in Tucson, attended the University of Arizona (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), then moved to San Diego where he became a teacher, vice principal & principal until his retirement in 1999.
Bio from Anna Don:
“Anna Chan Don arrived in Tucson before World War II when her herbalist father chose this city in which to practice Chinese medicine. She married Anthony P. Don, a member of an early Chinese ranching family. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she accompanied her husband to the San Francisco area while he completed dental school. They then returned and settled in Tucson to raise their three sons. Ms. Don has a longstanding interest in Tucson Chinese history. She has volunteered at the Arizona Historical Society and contributed substantially to the production of its groundbreaking 1980 photographic exhibit The Chinese Experience in Arizona and Northern Mexico – 1870-1940.”
Bio from Lincoln Chin:
“He was Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona from 1958 to 1990 and Assistant Dean in the College of Pharmacy from 1980 to 1990. He has been Professor Emeritus since 1990. Lincoln is an amateur historian, with special interest in Chinese immigration issues during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882 to 1943)”.
Tucson Meet Yourself is happening in downtown (El Presidio Park, Jacome Plaza – outside Joel D. Valdez Main library) on October 11, 12, 13. The Tucson Chinese Association will be hosting a food booth right outside the Main library (which I did eat at last year), selling their popular “dragon dogs”.
Hours of the festival:
Friday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Sunday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Answer to question about Ernie’s point record: 46. See my previous post when he was recognized at McKale Center about his record (click here).