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November 2021

What is Patriotism? with Dr. Matthew Whitaker

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AZ United States
Free

Patriotism has been defined as loyalty to or defense of one’s country. What do political leaders and social activists mean when they use the term “patriot”? What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism? Throughout history people have demonstrated patriotism through military service, government service, protests, marches, sit-ins and more. How is patriotism expressed now? Recently we have seen peaceful marches and violent clashes described simultaneously as “acts of terrorism” and “patriotic.” Join us for an in-depth conversation about the…

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December 2021

Understanding and Learning to Talk About Systemic Racism with Rowdy Duncan

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

The term systemic racism is being used a lot these days by political pundits and ordinary people. What is the notion of systemic racism? What are the key definitions that we need to know to understand systemic racism? The concepts of race, racism, reverse racism, white privilege, intersectional racism, affirmative action, political correctness, and systemic racism are interrelated, but not unique to U.S. history. Where do they come from? What is the connection in the U.S. between systemic white supremacy…

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January 2022

Race, Privilege and Access to Education Resources with Derek Keith

January 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

Public education resources are meant to be equally accessible to all students. But intentions do not always match reality. Why do some students excel in the classroom and not others? How were the standard measurements for “intelligence” created, and why do they impact students of color differently? Research demonstrates that testing, and consequently differential treatment, can impact the way students perform, their opportunities for achievement, and sense of self-worth. Educational outcomes for all students are influenced by the history, social…

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