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Pima County Public Library – Mission Library

(520) 594-5325|https://www.library.pima.gov/locations/mis/

June 2022

Strolling into Nogales: Interwar Russian Migrations through the Southwest with Dr. Nina Bogdan

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Richard Elías-Mission Library, 3770 S Mission Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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The Russian Civil War (1918-1922) displaced millions of Russian people, many fleeing to China and Japan. Events and circumstances in those countries, however, forced many refugees to seek sanctuary elsewhere. The United States accepted some Russian refugees, who had to apply for regular visas as they had no special status, but the U.S. drastically decreased quotas for eastern Europeans in the early 1920s. Consequently, some Russians traveled to Mexico and waited for opportunities to enter the United States across the…

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July 2022

More than Pocahontas and Squaws: Indigenous Women Coming into Visibility with Dr. Laura Tohe

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Richard Elías-Mission Library, 3770 S Mission Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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This visual presentation shows how Indigenous American women have contributed service to Arizona and the US, yet were stereotyped in films and remain invisible in the media. Nevertheless, they have been honored in all areas of public service—law, medicine, literature, military and activism with awards such as, the Presidential Freedom, the McArthur (genius award), the Secretary of Interior, and others. Among some traditional tribal cultures, women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage…

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