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November 2022

Deconstructing the Taco: The History and Lore of a Beloved Food with Gregory McNamee

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yuma Main Library – Meeting Room A, 2951 S 21st Dr
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. Join Gregory McNamee, the…

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January 2023

Water in the Southwest: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? with Dr. Jennifer Richter

January 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yuma Main Library – Meeting Room A, 2951 S 21st Dr
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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It has been said that “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” This is especially true of water politics in the American Southwest, a region defined by its lack of water. The massive 20th century federal investments into dam systems controlled the great rivers of the West, allowing cities like Phoenix to “bloom like a rose” and grow exponentially. As we look to our future, many questions arise. Where does our water come from? Who benefited from changing water…

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