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May 2021

Your Vote Counts

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

The right to vote is fundamental to democracy in the United States. So why is voting in the news every day? Why is voting in local and national elections important? How has the voting process changed over time? What is the role of the County Recorder in the election process? Join us for a lively conversation with former Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes. Fontes will discuss the County Recorder's duties, the registration and voting process, technological changes, and the experience…

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Girlhood as a Vessel of Grief: A Poetry Reading and Conversation

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

What does it mean to grieve girlhood? To remember a life not long ago lived? The poems in Susan Nguyen’s forthcoming collection, Dear Diaspora, are equal parts joy and grief, response and remembrance. Centering on a speaker named Suzi, the collection draws from the Vietnamese diaspora to unravel questions of identity, selfhood, and American adolescence. Similarly, the poems in Bo Schwabacher’s collection, Omma, Sea of Joy and Other Astrological Signs, glimmer with an honest introspection, centering on her adopted Korean…

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Building Community in a Digital World: A Conversation with Danielle Allen

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

Social media and the internet have fundamentally changed the way we consume news and interact with each other. Conversations once held face-to-face may now be conducted online, and reach audiences in our own communities, our nation, and the world. How has social media shaped the way we build communities? How has the digital age affected social activism and civic participation? To what degree are social media platforms influencing national dialogue? Some would argue that online movements have led to mainstream visibility…

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