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January 2019

Arizona Goes to the Moon – Phoenix

January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Arizona played a key role in preparing to send humans to the moon in the late 1960s/ early 1970s. The Apollo astronauts themselves traveled to the Grand Canyon and volcanic fields around the state to learn geology and practice their lunar excursions. Meanwhile, U.S. Geological Survey engineers worked with NASA staff members to develop and test instruments while artists joined forces with scientists to create detailed maps of the moon that were critical to navigating around lunar surface. Kevin Schindler…

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Women of the Arizona State Prison – Phoenix

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85310 United States
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Winnie Ruth Judd, Eva Dugan, Dr. Rose Boido, and Eva Wilbur Cruz all shared one thing in common. They were all incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison in Florence. These women were players in both the sensational stories that made national headlines and local stories that made Arizona history. Who were these women and how did they end up in the Florence prison? How did their stories impact Arizona? Through the use of photographs, prison records and newspaper articles, their…

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February 2019

African American Pioneers of Arizona (Phoenix)

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state is discussed. Akua Duku…

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You Are Where You Eat: How Dining Out Defines Arizona (Phoenix)

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85310 United States
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When the first dining guide to the Valley of the Sun appeared in 1978, the authors had to explain what “sushi” was. Fast forward four decades, and Arizonans are munching rainbow rolls in shopping-mall food courts. The restaurant business in Arizona now brings in more than $11 billion a year. With stories, statistics and insider tidbits, former restaurant critic Howard Seftel explores the many ways that dining out reflects our evolving culture, as well as shapes it. He explains the…

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A Story, A Story: African and African American Oral Tradition and Storytelling (Phoenix)

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Library, 3635 W Baseline Rd
Laveen Village, AZ 85339 United States
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When the African slave was brought to the Caribbean and North and South America, s/he brought her oral literature and performance style. This presentation focuses on the transfer of those oral traditions from African culture to African American culture. Such traditions can be heard in trickster stories, but also observed in the narration of myths, folk tales, sermons, jokes, proverbs, folk sayings, signifying, capping, testifying, toasting, on street corners, in barbershops, in beauty shops, the blues, rapping and hip-hop.  In…

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