Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Media hungry Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County Arizona, is proud of his title “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” Arpaio, in his infamous “Tent City Jail,” houses over 2000 prisoners, requiring them to wear striped uniforms over pink underwear (that they hate) while working in sweltering summer heat chain gangs. Jail food and health conditions have proven sub-standard as suits pile up against his office.
Facilitator for the evening is Mr. Freddy Trujillo – singer, songwriter, bassist - who, hails from Simi Valley, CA, played with local L.A. acts, re-located to Portland, and released his acclaimed debut solo record Hawks & Highways - the intertwining of Native American and Chicano experiences. Freddy's newest offering – Amexica –reflects his varied performances of all types of music studied, and written. In Amexica, Trujillo pays homage to his Mexican heritage – lived and researched – to personal heroes, fallen friends, relationships, and his beloved family. Mr.
North Portland Neighborhood Library, 512 N. Killingsworth Street