Scotsdale, AZ – 02/26/11 – U$A – Unity Run Benefit « Blackfire

Scotsdale, AZ – 02/26/11 – U$A – Unity Run Benefit

Posted 26 Feb 2011 in shows
Who
Unity Run Benefit
When
Saturday, February 26, 2011
6:00pm - All Ages
Where
Salt River Indian Community Multi-Purpose Room (map)
1880 N. Longmore Rd.
Scotsdale, AZ, U$A

NW corner of McDowell and Longmore

Other Info
Come help raise funds and food donations for our O'odham runners from Salt River, Gila River, Ak-Chin, Tohono O'odham and O'odham in Mexico as they make their journey from the Salt River Indian Community to Posa Verde, Mexico.

We, members of all O'odham communities, will be hosting this benefit to help raise donations.

Featuring Music performers from:
DJ Element (Salt River)
Blackfire (Flagstaff)
Definition Rare (Albuquerque, NM)
Shining Soul& Darrell D (Phx/T.O.)
Cozmobrown& DJ Lingos (Tucson)
DJentrification (Phx)

Live Art By:
Brez
Dumperfoo
Tha Nox (T.O.)

LIVE PAINTING AND DEMOS
TRADITIONAL O'ODHAM SONGS AND DANCE

AND MORE TBA

B-Boy Showcase (info soon to come)

Skate Expo + Live Art 10am-5pm

Live Show Begins At 6pm

$5 DONATION

OR

$3 W/food donations [prefered:rice, beans, flour, water, gatorade]

If you like to donate, help with food, table, media or help in general, contact us.

This year will be the 16th Annual O'odham Unity Run.
The run will be March 14-20th, 2010

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Brief History of Unity Run:

The Akimel O'odham, Hia-Ced O'odham and the Tohono O'odham have long been known for their expertise in long distance running in the desert regions of what is now southwestern United States and Mexico. For over 150 years the O'odham Nations have dealt with separation by the U.S./Mexico Borders. We do not acknowledge this separation within our culture; we encourage our unity to continue.

The Unity Run was founded in 1995, by a small group of grassroots people from both sides of Mexico and the United States, consisting of Tohono O'odham and Akimel O'odham. The group's main goal is to bring awareness to the youth and adults the legacy that our ancestors gave to us centuries ago. The coordinators are actively working to perpetuate that which we inherited and for this to continue for the generations yet to come. Reinstating the tradition of running and the spirituality that comes with running is a challenge to help unite, preserve, heal and respect our history, language and culture. The Unity Run is highly recognized as a drug free, alcohol free and gang free cultural event.



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1 Comment

  1. Diane Prigge (17 Feb 2011, 10:50)
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    I want to find my way to this event on the 26th of February. I am in Mesa, AZ.



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