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January 2022

What is Patriotism? with Dr. Matthew Whitaker

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 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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February 2022

Understanding and Learning to Talk About Systemic Racism with Rowdy Duncan

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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