University of Arizona

40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself

An Evening With Big Jim Griffith

In this opening lecture Dr. Jim Griffith, retired UA professor, former director of the Southwest Center & founder and former director of Tucson Meet Yourself, discusses the early days of Tucson Meet Yourself.  

A panel of notable festival volunteers and friends – Dan Madden, Loma Griffith, Debbie Friesen, Fred Klein, Richard Morales and Gary Tenen – also share stories and reminiscences of Tucson Meet Yourself from its earliest days and how it evolved into the largest folklife festival in the Southwest.

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