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February 2023

The Underground and Overground Railroad with Dr. Tamika Sanders

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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FREE

Using storytelling, historical artifacts and songs, this presentation will depict the ingenuity and resiliency used by those involved in the Underground Railroad to help over 100,000 enslaved people escape to freedom between 1810 and 1850. We’ll then fast forward to the Jim Crow era and explore the Overground Railroad created by the Green Book which helped foster a network of safe spaces that allowed Blacks to travel, live and work despite illegal and legally sanctioned discrimination through Jim Crow laws.…

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March 2023

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

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tempe Public Library-Desert Willow Program Room, 3500 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282 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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May 2023

Women’s Resilience and Survival in the Holocaust with Björn Krondorfer

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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This talk will trace the lives of two women Holocaust survivors who both grew up in traditional Jewish families in Bedzin, Poland and later became residents of Arizona: Jane Lipski (Tucson) and Doris Martin (Flagstaff). They managed to survive the Nazi onslaught as adolescent girls. While Jane was able to escape the ghetto and join the resistance movement in Slovakia, Doris was sent to Auschwitz and selected for labor at a women’s camp near the Gross-Rosen concentration camp. While Doris…

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