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Friends of the Florence Community Library

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January 2022

Race, Privilege and Access to Education Resources with Derek Keith

January 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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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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February 2022

What is Patriotism? with Dr. Matthew Whitaker

February 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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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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