PCC seeks family photos, poems, stories for heritage celebration

In conjunction with its performing arts department’s spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” Pima Community College is creating a Family Heritage Celebration. The college is seeking submissions for a multimedia presentation showcasing the heritage of its students, faculty, staff and community, which will culminate in a public celebration on the opening night of “Fiddler” on Thursday, Feb. 20. The presentation will also be available online.

“This is an opportunity for our community to come together and share their unique family stories, celebrate their family heritage and learn about other cultures,” says Geneva Escobedo, chairperson of PCC’s Family Heritage Celebration committee.

To share a digital image (high resolution jpeg format no larger than 10 MB) or a written piece relating to your family’s heritage, email centerforthearts@pima. edu by Friday, Feb. 7.

Participants may submit one of the following:

• A digital photo of their ancestors

• A digital photo of a family heritage artifact (jewelry, clothing, art, household objects, tools, toys, etc.)

• A digital photo of body art related to their family heritage

• A poem or short story related to family heritage (less than 250 words and written in the body of the email).

The submission should include the submitter’s name, the names of individuals in the photo or artifact and significance to you, family ancestry (ethnic/ cultural heritage, country of origin), date of photo and any other relevant information.

A visual presentation of selected submissions will be shown from 6 to 7:30 p.m., before the musical begins, on Feb. 20. The PCC Family Heritage Celebration is free; the play begins on Feb. 20 and runs through March 2; tickets start at $18 (see the Feb. 14 issue of the AJP for more information).

For more information, email centerforthearts@pima.edu.