Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the White Mountain Apache Boxing Club will present acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor, and activist, John Trudell on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the CGCC Performing Arts Center on the college’s Pecos campus.
Trudell, a Santee Sioux, will discuss his work with the American Indian Movement and read selected pieces of his poetry.
Proceeds from this event will go to support the White Mountain Apace Boxing Club (WMABC), whose purpose is to have a positive impact on the lives of the youth on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
“Using the vehicle of organized Amateur Boxing, the White Mountain Apache Boxing Club aims to instill discipline, self-esteem, improved citizenship, social skills, and health consciousness in the minds and hearts of our valuable youth,” said Shane Burnette, who established the club in January 2008. “More than anything else, we strive to channel their energy and need for social recognition in positive and healthy directions.”
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling (480) 732-7312 or at the door the evening of the event.
CGCC is located at 2626 E. Pecos Rd. in Chandler. For more information, call (480) 732-7030.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
John Trudell in Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2009
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