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December 2021

Listening Through the Fear: Understanding Extremism in America with Rory Gilbert

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AZ United States
FREE

In the U.S. we protect freedom of speech and expression. This means an individual or a community may articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction. But what happens when the speech reflects hatred or promotes violence? What is an “extremist” belief? Who ascribes to extremist views? Public opinions have always differed, but in recent years we have seen an increase in extreme views expressed in person and through social media. How do we respond,…

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January 2022

Dams, Mines, and Hotels: Media and Misinformation Affecting the Grand Canyon with Dr. Matthew Goodwin

January 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

In 1961 a newspaper article discussed a proposal to build an 18-story, 600-room hotel inside the Grand Canyon descending from the south rim to the canyon floor. A letter-writing campaign ensued that succeeded in blocking the hotel. But lawmakers instead passed a bill that allowed the company to mine uranium there—they never had any intention of building the hotel. In 1967 a newspaper ad asked, “Should we also flood the Sistine chapel, so tourists can get nearer the ceiling?” This…

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March 2022

Flying Through Arizona: The Story of the First National Women’s Air Race with Natalie Stewart-Smith

March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

In 1929, the first national women’s air race from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH passed through Arizona. Stopping in Yuma, Phoenix, and Douglas, the intrepid fliers solidified their determination and sisterhood along these Arizona waypoints. Who were these aviators? What were their planes like in 1929? What challenges did they encounter along the way? And what about that telegram sent to pilot Thea Rasche, “Beware of sabotage”? There is much to explore! Register Here This program is cohosted by…

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