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Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death
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Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 United States
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What is Día de los Muertos? Where did it come from, what are its roots? How do we celebrate it here in the U.S.? Día los Muertos or Days of the Dead is a significant and highly celebrated holiday in Mexico, Latin America, and Southwestern U.S. To understand Día de los Muertos one has to... Read More

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1:30 pm

How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones (Sedona)

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Dr
Sedona, 86351
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Like all great men and women, he was a mixture of talents and motivations. Yet, the one quality of Lincoln, above all else, that allowed him to achieve stratospheric heights, was his humble ability to tell stories. The goal of this presentation is to equip audiences with the very methods that Abraham Lincoln used to... Read More

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2:00 pm

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,... Read More

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Arizona Goes to the Moon (Kingman)

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St.
Kingman, AZ 86401 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... Read More

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Arizona Outlaws and the Law (Bullhead City)

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mohave County Library Bullhead City, 1170 E. Hancock Dr
Bullhead City , AZ 86442
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Taking the events from Billy the Kid, who killed his first man in Arizona, the Gunfight at the OK Corral, and the arrest and trial of Ernesto Miranda, this presentation will explore how these seminal events became watershed experiences for the American legal system, and still impact the lives of individuals living in the United... Read More

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