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Pima County Public Library – Oro Valley Library Branch

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November 2022

Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West with Chris Glenn and Sandy Sunseri

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 United States
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Come have a taste of the rich and savory history of these food favorites, explore how early peoples used them, and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world. Food is a portal into culture and can convey a range of cultural meaning including occasion, social status, ethnicity, and wealth depending on the social context. Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in…

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February 2023

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers with Dr. Laura Tohe

February 16, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 United States
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland before and after the war, including my father. They returned home…

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