Race + Diversity

Ariel Koren and Respond Crisis Translation team
The Show spoke with Ariel Koren, founder and executive director of Respond Crisis Translation, about a new rule change that requires asylum seekers who don't speak English to provide their own interpreters for interviews.
Feb. 21, 2024
Close-up of Josiah Enriquez constructing a ball out of hoops and sticking out his tongue
This last weekend's 34th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, with deep ties to the Southwest, has been elevated to another level for audiences, both in the arena and back at home.
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Feb. 21, 2024
Cathedral Rock Trailhead Sedona Arizona
No matter what types of movies you enjoy, over the next several weeks, Arizona has hundreds of offerings, whether that’s in the Phoenix metro region or Sedona. Here's some of the highlights from three film festivals in Arizona, as well as a bonus take in this director’s cut.
Feb. 21, 2024
banner health sign
This month Banner Health is raising awareness for diseases, conditions and syndromes that disproportionately impact Black Americans. Alzheimer’s is one of them.
Feb. 16, 2024
The fourth annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow takes place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at South Mountain Community College.
Powwows are meant to be safe spaces where Indigenous peoples can socialize and express themselves through song and dance. For some tribes, gender can limit what a person may perform. But those rules don’t apply at the fourth annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow this weekend.
Feb. 15, 2024
Lion dance
The Show spoke with Arizona resident Bobby Kwan on how he and his family celebrate Lunar New Year.
Feb. 13, 2024
Gilbert Ortega Native American Galleries in Old Town Scottsdale
Authorities in Scottsdale will not pursue criminal charges against a gallery owner whose racist rant last year was caught on video while Native American dancers were being filmed.
Feb. 11, 2024
The Old San Carlos Memorial is located in Peridot on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Annually organized by the nonprofit Apache Stronghold, this 48-mile, multi-day spiritual journey starting from the San Carlos Apache Reservation celebrates a decade, as tribal communities continue to oppose a massive copper mining project proposed on land deep within the Tonto National Forest.
Feb. 10, 2024
Film reel
A series of free films showcasing Black history continues Saturday, Feb 10. Next up is a documentary titled, “Black Art: In the Absence of Light.”
Feb. 9, 2024
Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre last month canceled an upcoming production of the play "Roosters" and has accused the director of engaging in discriminatory practices.
Feb. 9, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
Midwestern University in Glendale is hosting a youth medical summit Saturday, Feb. 10. The event called Black Men in White Coats focuses on students in 6th through 12th grades and their parents.
Feb. 9, 2024
Zumba class at Casa de Primavera senior center in west Phoenix
Loneliness and social isolation among older adults can lead to poor health outcomes and even death. For older Latinos, cultural barriers can exacerbate that isolation. This mostly Spanish-speaking senior center is tackling the problem.
Feb. 9, 2024
The Guardians of the Grand Canyon Ram Dancers, based in Havasupai Falls, performed a social circle dance on Sunday at the Arizona Indian Festival in Old Town Scottsdale.
Grand Canyon National Park generates nearly $1 billion annually from tourism, including tribal arts and crafts. National Park Service staff recently traveled to the Arizona Indian Festival to expand representation among those harder-to-reach tribal communities.
Feb. 8, 2024
The Delbert Anderson Quartet performing at the ASU Kerr facility, north of Old Town Scottsdale on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Drawing inspiration from Diné melodies old and new, the Delbert Anderson Quartet brought its jazz, funk and groove-infused selections to Scottsdale on Saturday night.
Feb. 6, 2024
Book cover and portrait of woman
It's Black History Month. In this conversation with KJZZ's Tom Maxedon, NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday" and "Up First" podcast host Ayesha Rascoe talks with him about a new collection of essays she edited, "HBCU Made: A Celebration of the Black College Experience."
Feb. 5, 2024
Man points at camera
More Black leaders are stepping up and getting elected to office in Arizona. Arizona Republic columnist Greg Moore says the trend of growing Black leadership in Arizona is clear.
Feb. 5, 2024
Native shoppers in search of clearance sales on leftover inventory at Drumbeat Indian Arts on Saturday, Jan. 27.
One of Indian Country’s longtime destinations for beadwork supplies and accessories in Phoenix has closed after more than five decades on the last Saturday in January, but a former Diné employee has opened up her own bead-driven business to meet the demand from her urban Native community.
Feb. 5, 2024
COVID-19 mask discarded in street
The Show spoke with Lygia Navarro, an independent journalist and contributor for Palabra, the nonprofit news outlet for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, about how Latinos are disproportionately dealing with long COVID.
Jan. 30, 2024
Empty room
A local LGBTQ-advocacy organization received a nearly $2 million grant to help support the youth it serves. The grant is the largest in the group’s history.
Jan. 29, 2024
Back of the Phoenix Suns "El Valle" jersey.
The Show spoke with Miguel Angel Godoy, muralist and instructor of painting and drawing at Arizona State University, about his project creating the Phoenix Suns El Valle jerseys.
Jan. 25, 2024

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