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Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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August 2014

2014 Humanities Awards DEADLINE

August 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Humanities Awards The new deadline for submissions is Friday, August 15, 2014. For nomination forms, please visit the Humanities Awards page. Each year, the Arizona Humanities (AH) honors individuals, organizations, or businesses for their contribution and advancement of the humanities. Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award This award recognizes a humanities scholar who has distinguished him/herself by enhancing public understanding of the role that the humanities play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The…

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September 2014

Project Grants Application DEADLINE

September 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Please visit Project Grants page for more information.

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October 2014

Making Peace: Exploring Personal Experience Through Writing

October 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sessions take place every week for four weeks
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Female veterans are invited to join a free four-session writing workshop to explore personal experiences through writing. Each week, participants will explore writing techniques including memoir, humor, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and write short pieces to share with the group.  All levels of writers are encouraged to attend, including beginners! Female veterans from all eras are invited to attend. *All materials and a complimentary meal will be provided at each session. Facilitator: Debra A. Schwartz, Ph.D., Writing Instructor, Arizona State…

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Author Night with Thandisizwe Chimurenga

October 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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On the evening of October 23rd Arizona Humanities is delighted to bring acclaimed journalist and community activist Thandisizwe Chimurenga  to Arizona to discuss her book No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant. in the book Chimurenga examines the events surrounding the murder of a young unarmed black man at the Fruitvale subway station, and subsequent trial of the police officer who shot him. Violent altercations between the police and the public have been in the national spotlight, and raised questions about…

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November 2014

Authors Night with Jeremy Rowe

November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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On Thursday, November 6, join photography historian, collector, researcher, and writer Jeremy Rowe, EdD for the release of his new book Arizona Stereographs, 1865-1930. Explore Arizona and the West through stereographic photography and experience a fascinating time in American history. Stereographs were an early form of three-dimensional photography, and were very popular for education and entertainment. Many of the images are from Dr. Rowe’s own collection and attendees have a rare opportunity to see these valuable cultural and historical records…

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December 2014

Authors Night with Dr. Richard Benson II

December 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Arizona Humanities and la Phoenikera Writers' Guild for a reading and discussion with scholar, author and advocate Dr. Richard Benson II for the release of his new book, Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement, 1960-1973. According to the publisher, Benson "not only seeks to illuminates the untold tenets of Malcolm X’s educational philosophy, but also trace the historical trajectory of Black activists that sought to create spaces of…

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January 2015

Veterans Poetry Workshop

January 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Veterans Poetry Workshop
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Veterans from all eras are invited to join a FREE six-session poetry writing workshop. Through readings, exercises, and discussion, participants will delve into their own experiences to practice the concise and potent craft of poetry writing. Childhood, family, friendship, love, loss, career, peace, war, and the everyday--all can offer rich material through which to understand and communicate our lives. All levels of writers are encouraged to attend, including beginners! Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00pm January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25,…

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February 2015

Arizona Foundation for Women Young Professionals Mixer

February 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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This event is free and open to all! Come out and enjoy refreshments and a performance by Myrlin Hepworth (2013 Humanities Rising Star Awardee). Please RSVP through facebook. Click here to be directed to facebook.    

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Authors Night with Dan Budnik

February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Arizona Humanities & Art Intersection for a presentation, discussion, & book signing with acclaimed photojournalist Dan Budnik for his new book Marching to the Freedom Dream. Marching To The Freedom Dream illustrates three pivotal marches of the Civil Rights Movements: the 1958 Youth March for Integrated Schools, organized by Bayard Rustin, Dr. King, and Harry Belafonte; the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. King delivered the iconic 'I Have a Dream’ speech; and the 1965 Selma to…

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May 2015

Authors Night with Dr. Ann Aviles de Bradley

May 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Click Here to Reserve Your Seat Join Arizona Humanities & la Phoenikera Writers’ Guild for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Ann Aviles de Bradley on the history of The McKinney-Vento Act and its effect on homeless students. Students experiencing housing instability face overwhelming obstacles that limit their access to education and their prospects for success in life. The McKinney-Vento Act was created to ensure schools provide services that support students in unstable housing situations; unfortunately, effective implementation of important provisions continues…

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Authors Night with Dr. David Omotoso Stovall

May 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Click Here to Reserve Your Seat Join Arizona Humanities & la Phoenikera Writers’ Guild, for a presentation, discussion, & book signing with University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Dr. David Omotoso Stovall for the release of his book, Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation and the Politics of Interruption. Born Out of Struggle:  Critical Race Theory, School Creation and the Politics of Interruption. Born Out of Struggle is Stovall’s attempt to interrogate, conceptualize, and engage the responsibility of…

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September 2015

Authors Night with Stella Pope Duarte

September 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Save the date for Thursday, September 17th! Arizona Humanities will host renowned Phoenix author Stella Pope Duarte for her talk, Migration, Mestizaje and the New Millenium. Click here to RSVP to Stella Pope Duarte. Click here to RSVP Experience the incredible history of modern-day Latinos, their migrations from early, mythical times, to our modern era. Stella Pope Duarte will share the story of the mythical land of Aztlán, located in a region north of what is now Mexico, and the people that…

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2015 Humanities Awards Nominations Deadline

September 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Today is the day to submit your nominations for the 2015 Arizona Humanities Awards! All information and nomination forms are located on the Humanities Awards page.  

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October 2015

Authors Night with Dr. Felipe Hinojosa

October 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Click Here to Reserve Your Seat Join Dr. Felipe Hinojosa, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, for an evening exploring the intersection of religion and politics in Chicana/o and Latina/o history. Hear the stories of Mexican Americans and Latinas/os who joined the Mennonite Church during the middle part of the twentieth century and challenged the church’s policies in the 1960s and 1970s. His talk, “Religious Migrants: The Latino Mennonite Quest for Community and Civil Rights, 1968-1980″ will include…

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December 2015

Authors Night with Truth B. Told

December 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Click Here to Reserve Your Seat The same wit, candor, and addictive, engaging attitude that Truth B. Told is known for is transferred from the stage to the page in “Words I Remember”, a collection of poems from the award-winning spoken word artist. Truth B. Told will read selected pieces from this book, including fan favorites as well as rare and never before performed poems. Topics vary from relationships and personal struggles to societal issues and life observations, all delivered…

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January 2016

Authors Night with Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr.

January 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix, Arizona. Hear the challenging yet triumphant story of how the Arizonan African-American community came together in the 1980s to work towards recognition of the famous civil rights leader. Dr. Stewart served as the first General Chairperson for Arizonans for a Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday which contributed significantly to the legislative passage of Arizona’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on September 21,…

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February 2016

History Alive! The Explorations of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

February 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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March 2016

History Alive! – Arizona’s Territorial Historian, Poet, and Activist Sharlot Hall

March 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Sharlot Mabridth Hall was an unusual woman for her time: a largely self-educated but highly literate child of the frontier. Born October 27, 1870, she traveled with her family from Kansas to the Arizona Territory in 1882. Her impressions of this journey remained with her all of her life. She loved ideas and the written arts and expressed her fascination with Arizona frontier life through prose and poetry. She was the Arizona Territories first female historian. Her diligent efforts inspired…

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April 2016

Poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow – Poetry Workshop + Reading

April 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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5:00-6:30 p.m. All-Ages Poetry Writing Workshop RSVP to ehutchison@azhumanities.org 7:00-7:45 p.m. Poetry Reading and Q&A Arizona Humanities 1242 N. Central Ave ■ Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-0335 Join poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow for a poetry workshop and reading in downtown Phoenix. Selected participants will engage in a writing workshop with Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow held at the historic office of Arizona Humanities. To participate, send a sample of writing up to 35 lines by April 8th toehutchison@azhumanities.org. Afterwards, Edlow will read…

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June 2016

Authors Night with Robert Isenberg

June 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Authors Night with Robert Isenberg Tuesday, June 7th - 6:00 - 8:00pm FREE event! Click here to RSVP Arizona Humanities 1242 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-0335 Click here to listen to Robert's interview with K-BACH! Join Arizona Humanities at the historic Ellis-Shackelford House in downtown Phoenix and kick off your summer travels with local author Robert Isenberg! Isenberg describes his many years as a travel writer and journalist, scouring the globe for provocative stories. Hear about his rustic…

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July 2016

Storying Arizona Grant Workshop

July 21, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join us for an upcoming free Storying Arizona workshop to learn more about this new special initiative grant. Bring a lunch, we'll supply the drinks, and get ready to learn about our newest grant opportunity! Thursday, July 21st - 11:30am-1:00pm - Storying Arizona Brown-Bag Lunch @ Arizona Humanities (1242 N. Central Phoenix, AZ 85004) Storying Arizona is a one-time $10,000 grant opportunity to engage Arizonans in community-centered storytelling programs and create resources for local history and culture. Applications are now open…

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August 2016

Author + Talks: Anne A. Wilson

August 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Explore stories of adventure, danger, love, and self-discovery with Phoenix author Anne A. Wilson. Using her experiences from the United States Naval Academy and serving nine years as an active duty navy helicopter pilot, Wilson will talk about her two books, Hover and Clear to Lift. Anne’s debut novel, Hover, was published in June 2015. Her second novel, Clear to Lift, was released in July 2016. RSVP through eventbrite at https://authortalksanneawilson.eventbrite.com.

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September 2016

Author + Talks: Elsie M. Szecsy, Ed.D.

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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July 1, 2018, marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, an innovation for its time that addressed a healthcare crisis during World War II and improved nurse education across the United States. Learn about Cadet Nurses in participating hospital schools of nursing in Arizona. Hear Elsie talk about her research and her new book, The Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona: A History of Service. RSVP through eventbrite at https://authortalkselsieszecsy.eventbrite.com.

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The 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Heather Hamel In 1966 the United States Supreme Court decided  Miranda v. Arizona, popularizing the "you have a right to remain silent" legal warning. The decision was one of many handed down by the Warren court affecting citizen-police interactions and limiting police power. Fifty years later, the impact of those decisions, including Miranda, appears in doubt. Join Heather Hamel, Executive Director of Justice That Works, for a discussion of Miranda, police power, and where we stand 50 years later. FREE event!…

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“Nana Dijo” Film + Talk – Phoenix

September 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Film screening and post-film community dialogue with Bocafloja on his latest project, "Nana Dijo." Bocafloja is a poet, rap artist, scholar, cultural ambassador, and founder of the Quilomboarte collective. Bocafloja is recognized in Mexico as one of the first Hip Hop artists that effectively utilize cultural production as an alternative tool to stimulate critical thinking, developing a divergent form of political participation coherent with the marginalized youth experience. “Navigating in a cultural industry flooded with politically conservative projects about afro-descendency,…

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October 2016

Author + Talk with Dr. Rashad Shabazz

October 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Dr. Rashad Shabazz The Future of Cities, Geography, & Race Dr. Rashad’s book: Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago Join Dr. Rashad Shabazz for his talk, The Future of Cities, Geography, & Race. Drawing from Dr. Rashad’s book, Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago, explore the history of confinement, policing, surveillance, urban planning, and incarceration of African American communities on the city’s South Side. 5:30-6:30pm – Small group discussion (limited to 12…

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Entre Sueños Community Conversation

October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Thursday October 20th ASU Ethnic Studies Week - Entre Sueños Community Conversation 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Arizona Humanities - 1242 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004 Join a community conversation in response to the October 19th storytelling event. In partnership with ASU Ethnic Studies Week, American Friends Service Committee, Justice that Works, and sheworXX

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Ghostly Stories with Marshall Shore

October 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Listen to ghost stories with a historical twist! Marshall Shore, Arizona’s own Hip Historian, will take you on a journey through local Arizona ghost stories. Wear your costume and enjoy snacks, arts and crafts, a free book giveaway, storytelling, and other family activities. FREE and FUN for families and kids of ALL AGES! Sunshine Readers will also be volunteering and reading aloud to kids. Read more about Sunshine Readers. Questions, call 602-257-0335. FREE registration at www.ghostlystoriesaz.eventbrite.com FREE PARKING is available! Please feel…

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November 2016

Author + Talk with Jan Krulick-Belin

November 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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November 2, 2016 Jan Krulick-Belin Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Arizona Humanities – 1242 N. Central Ave – Phoenix, AZ 85004 Free event! Light refreshments included. After inheriting a box of 100 love letters written by her father to her mother during World War II, Jan Krulick-Belin set out on a five-year journey to discover the father that died of cancer in the fall of 1960 when she was just 6 years…

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Miranda v. Arizona: Part II

November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join LGBTQ migrant rights group Trans Queer Pueblo and AZ Justice That Works for a community discussion and participatory workshop to explore the impact of the social and legal expansion of police power on disproportionately marginalized communities. This is the second program of a three part series that examines the impact of the 1966 United States Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona, which popularized the “you have a right to remain silent” legal warning. Seating is limited and light refreshments…

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January 2017

Author + Talk: Educated in Whiteness with Angelina E. Castagno

January 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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What is the difference between equality and equity? How might diversity-related policies and practices shape educators’ work in schools? And how do these policies affect students? Take an up-close look at two different middle schools and explore how whiteness operates in our educational system. Examine issues of equity and diversity and begin to imagine possibilities for disrupting inequity and educating against whiteness. Dr. Angelina E. Castagno, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Northern Arizona University was trained…

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February 2017

Author + Talk: Butch Queens Up in Pumps with Marlon Bailey

February 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join us for a presentation and discussion with Marlon M. Bailey, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation. About Marlon's book Butch Queens Up in Pumps: "Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey’s…

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Miranda v. Arizona: 50 Years Later Part III

February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Heather Hamel and AZ Justice That Works for a community discussion and participatory workshop. This is the third program of a three part series that examines the impact of the 1966 United States Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona, which popularized the “you have a right to remain silent” legal warning. Seating is limited and light refreshments are included. Click here to RSVP through eventbrite.

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March 2017

Sacred Journeys: A Mobile Poetry Workshop – Phoenix/Tempe

March 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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You are invited to journey across the urban desert landscape with Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo. This poetry workshop will focus on the omnipresence of sacredness in our everyday environments. Participants will travel by the Valley Metro light rail to places in Phoenix and embark in several writing exercises. The goal of this session is to explore the intersection of engagement in our community and mindful approaches to our craft. The session will begin at the Ellis-Shackelford house, home to Arizona Humanities,…

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April 2017

Author + Talk: Alan Gómez

April 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Dr. Alan Eladio Gómez, Borderlands Scholar/Associate Professor with the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University for a presentation and discussion. More information coming soon. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Small group discussion (Limited to 12 RSVPs) 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A RSVP through eventbrite at https://authortalkalangomez.eventbrite.com.

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Sacred Journeys: A Mobile Poetry Workshop with Jaclyn Roessel – Phoenix

April 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Sacred Journeys: A Mobile Poetry Workshop with Jaclyn Roessel Saturday, April 8th 9:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. RSVP at sacredjourneyspoetry.eventbrite.com Arizona Humanities (first and last stop) 1242 N. Central Avenue - Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-0335 Community Workshop and Performance along the Valley Metro Light Rail Enjoy coffee and pastries at Arizona Humanities at 9:30am. Program leaves from the McDowell light rail station at 10:00am. You are invited to journey across the urban desert landscape with Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo. This…

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May 2017

Ellis-Shackelford House 100 Year Celebration – Phoenix

May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join Arizona Humanities and the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Planning and Development Department for a very special happy birthday celebration at the historic Ellis-Shackelford House! In conjunction with National Historic Preservation Month, celebrate 100 years of the Ellis-Shackelford House (1917-2017), which is the home of Arizona Humanities. Eventbrite RSVP: https://ellis-shackelfordhouse100.eventbrite.com Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/281247775659940/ 5:30-6:30 p.m. Open House/Light Refreshments 6:00-7:30 p.m.Welcome Welcome Bill Scheel, Historic Preservation Committee House & Family Brian Shackelford and Sue Spahle Architecture/Rehabilitation Bob Graham,…

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Author + Talk: Jerry Garcia – Phoenix

May 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Author + Talk : Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and U.S. Hegemony, 1897-1945 with Jerry Garcia Tuesday, May 16th 5:30-6:30 p.m. (small group discussion) 6:45-8:30 p.m. (Presentation, Q&A) Arizona Humanities - 1242 N. Central Ave. - Phoenix, AZ 85004 If you are interested in purchasing Dr. Garcia's book visit UA Press and use the discount code AZHUM17 for a special offer. http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2470.htm Explore the Japanese Mexican experience during World War II and learn how it was markedly…

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June 2017

Author + Talk: Jana Rivers Norton

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A Free event! Light refreshments included. Arizona Humanities 1242 N. Central Ave - Phoenix, AZ 85004 Explore the life of renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Edith Wharton. Dr. Rivers-Norton will discuss excerpts from “Edith Wharton: When Words First Spoke,” the fourth chapter of her latest book The Demeter-Persephone Myth as Writing Ritual in the Lives of Literary Women. The talk will focus on the novelist Edith Wharton, who experiences loss,…

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August 2017

The House is a Heart: Why Historic Homes Matter – Phoenix

August 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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**Event Update** We are expecting a full house for this program and seating will be first come first served. If the event is 'sold out' we will seat RSVPs and then walk-ins. Please call 602-257-0335 for questions. House museums and historic structures are often overlooked as core cultural institutions in their communities—instead playing secondary roles to major museums and larger institutions.  Yet, these structures tell us much about the life of a community, through the lives of the people who built…

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September 2017

“Find Your Nose” Book Party – Phoenix

September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Click to enlarge flyer Join award-winning local author, Rodo Sofranac, (Polly and the Peaputts, My Maddy, My Daddy), illustrators Mark Wilson and Kent Looft, and all the other RodoWrites characters as they introduce his newest children’s’ book,  Find Your Nose. Rodo’s books help kids and folks of all ages increase their literacy skills, become better readers, and have FUN doing so! Enjoy a FREE and fun celebration of books, story time, arts & crafts, interactive activities, snacks, and more! RSVP at: findyournose.eventbrite.com…

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Health, Law & the Humanities: Medicine and the Humanities – Phoenix

September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Health, Law & the Humanities A three-part community conversation series in downtown Phoenix RSVP: www.azhumanities.eventbrite.com Thursday, September 21 / 6:00-8:00 p.m. Medicine and the Humanities Join a community conversation with local health organizations to discuss health disparities between communities of color and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families. Conversation moderated by Dr.Marlon Bailey, ASU School for Social Transformation and Women & Gender Studies. Panelists: Jason Vail Cruz - LGBT Consortium, Josef Wolf Burwell - Peacework Medical, Dago Bailón-TransQueerPueblo, & Teresa…

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Artist + Talk: Persian Wom=n and the Unity of Humanity – Phoenix

September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Eternal Flame by Mitra Join us for an evening to explore Persian Wom=n and their role in uniting humanity through their art. Local artist Mitra will explore an array of wom=n artists: Simin Beh-bahani, (1927-2014), an activist, lyricist, writer and contemporary poet nominated for the Noble prize; Forouq Farrok_Zad,(1935-1957), a controversial, feminist, modernist poet and film director. She created the acclaimed documentary "The House is a Black" about a leper’s colony; and, Parvin E-tesami (1907-1941), a classical/modern poet who was…

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October 2017

Health, Law & the Humanities: Policing and the Law – Phoenix

October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Health, Law & the Humanities A three-part community conversation series in downtown Phoenix RSVP: www.azhumanities.eventbrite.com Thursday, September 21 / 6:00-8:00 p.m. Medicine and the Humanities Join a community conversation with local health organizations to discuss health disparities between communities of color and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families. Conversation moderated by Dr.Marlon Bailey, ASU School for Social Transformation and Women & Gender Studies. Thursday, October 5 / 6:00-8:00 p.m. Policing and the Law Discuss strategies for peacekeeping in a diverse…

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Educator Workshop with Dr. Ieasha – Phoenix

October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Part of ASU Ethnic Studies Week, supported by Arizona Humanities  Dr. Ieasha Jackson from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will discuss Culturally Relevant Caring: Beyond Relationships & “Good Teaching.” Space is limited; please register at: https://ethnicstudies_workshop.eventbrite.com  

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Ghostly Stories Festival – Phoenix

October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Free Ghostly Stories Festival in downtown Phoenix! Listen to ghost stories with a historical twist! Wear a spooky costume and enjoy snacks, story time, arts and crafts, a free book giveaway, and chalk art mural. Fun for families and kids ages 2-12! RSVP: https://ghostlystories2017.eventbrite.com Interested in being a volunteer? Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080448A4A82EAAF49-ghostly (*note you will be directed to Sign-Up Genius and away from AZ Humanities)

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Author + Talk: Nómada Temporal with Luis Ávila – Phoenix

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Nómada Temporal se desarrolla en siete países y más de 25 ciudades. Después de que su casa fuera robada por segunda ocasión, Luis decidió poner todo en un almacén y viajar un par de meses. Nunca pensó que el viaje se extendería por más de un año, conociendo gente fascinante, procesando el dolor de una separación amorosa, siendo testigo de terrorismo, asaltos, culturas, identidades, momentos de duda, soledad y aventura. Narradas en cuatro tiempos, (Tiempo, Destiempo, Contratiempo y Pasatiempo), y…

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Health, Law & the Humanities: Employment and Housing Equity – Phoenix

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Health, Law & the Humanities A three-part community conversation series in downtown Phoenix RSVP: www.azhumanities.eventbrite.com Thursday, September 21 / 6:00-8:00 p.m. Medicine and the Humanities Join a community conversation with local health organizations to discuss health disparities between communities of color and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families. Conversation moderated by Dr.Marlon Bailey, ASU School for Social Transformation and Women & Gender Studies. Thursday, October 5 / 6:00-8:00 p.m. Policing and the Law Discuss strategies for peacekeeping in a diverse…

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June 2018

Arizona: Land of the Water Haves and Water Have-nots – Phoenix

June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Sarah Porter

Wednesday, June 6 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Arizona Humanities 1242 N. Central Avenue - Phoenix, AZ 85004 Arizona: Land of the Water Haves and Water Have-nots “Water certainty,” that is, a resilient, long-term water supply, is crucial to our prosperity and quality of life. Yet, some communities in the state lack water certainty. These communities may be extra vulnerable to shortages. They may lack access to water for basic needs. And they have little control over the stewardship of their…

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October 2018

The Big Thirst: Will Arizona Run Out of Water? – Phoenix

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Not If We Learn from the Past... Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting. The old quip about the West seems truer than ever today, as growth and climate change threaten  our water supplies. The Colorado River is dwindling, rural wells are going dry, and rivers could vanish. But history shows that Arizonans can solve water problems without a gunfight. The late Jack Pfister was a leader in reaching agreements on divisive water issues, from groundwater pumping to tribal water…

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Ghostly Stories Festival – Phoenix

October 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Join us for the annual Ghostly Stories Festival in downtown Phoenix! Celebrate stories, books, and reading with a spooky twist! Wear a costume and enjoy multicultural story time, arts and crafts, a free book giveaway, chalk art mural, and more. Free and fun for families and kids! New this year! Performances, local poets, community booths, the “Monster Mash” with Dr. Frankenstein, and more! Stay tuned! FREE PARKING available at Hance Park, New City PHX, along Culver St., and across the…

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November 2018

Know Your Water: Supporting Future Generations – Phoenix

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Colorado River Basin Project Act, authorizing the construction of what is today known as Central Arizona Project (CAP).  CAP is a 336-mile long system of aqueducts, tunnels, pumping plants and pipelines that delivers Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, serving 80 percent of the state’s population. Those water deliveries have generated nearly $2 trillion of Arizona’s gross state product since water deliveries began in the mid-1980s. In addition to providing…

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January 2019

Literary Landscapes: Keeonna Harris & Saretta Morgan (Phoenix)

January 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Keeonna Harris & Saretta Morgan

Keeonna Harris & Saretta Morgan Literary Landscapes: A public reading and conversation with Keeonna Harris & Saretta Morgan. Join us for the evening as both women share new work at the intersections of incarceration, intimacy and indigenous erasure in the borderlands. Conversation and audience Q&A to follow. Literary Landscapes brings together emerging and renowned writers to share their work and interrogate how the landscapes and culturescapes of Arizona shape our emotional and interpersonal lives. Keeonna Harris is a Black feminist, activist, mother, and doctoral…

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February 2019

Foreign Film Friday: Amélie (Phoenix)

February 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Amélie (2001) “Amélie is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingénue.” Foreign Film Friday is a film series that celebrates international storytelling and perspectives by screening foreign-language films from a variety of genres…

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March 2019

Foreign Film Friday: Butterfly’s Tongue (Phoenix)

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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La lengua de las mariposas (1999) “The heartwarming story of the relationship that develops between a shy young boy and his kind teacher in 1936 Spain. The boy, Moncho, is frightened about starting school, and it is up to the gentle, compassionate Don Gregorio to set the boy's mind at ease. When the Spanish Civil War erupts on July 18, both individuals' lives are changed forever.” Foreign Film Friday is a film series that celebrates international storytelling and perspectives by screening…

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April 2019

Foreign Film Friday: The Wave

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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The Wave (2015) “A Norwegian geologist and his family fight for survival when a massive landslide causes a 250-foot tidal wave.” Foreign Film Friday is a film series that celebrates international storytelling and perspectives by screening foreign-language films from a variety of genres and countries. Enjoy light snacks during the film viewing followed by an audience discussion. Seating is limited. RSVP here! Also in the series: February 1 - Amélie March 1 - Butterfly's Tongue Arizona Humanities is located at Central/Culver St. across…

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January 2020

An Evening with Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski

January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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We are thrilled to host Professor Rosemarie Dombrowski for an intimate evening of poetry. Dr. Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix. She is the founding editor of rinky dink press (a publisher of micro-collections of micro-poetry) and The Revolution (Relaunch), a radical and creative resurgence of the official newspaper of the National Woman's Suffrage Association. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (Five Oaks Press, 2014), The Philosophy of Unclean Things (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals , winner of the 2017 Split Rock…

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February 2020

America Speaks: Hidden Voices, Silent Stories with Tamika Sanders

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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 CLICK HERE to rsvp.  Join us for the first in a series of programs exploring the diverse voices that capture the journey towards Democracy in America. We are proud to feature these presentations as part of the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America that will launch in March 2020. The Voices and Votes exhibit will travel to six Arizona towns, and feature programs across the state. Our democracy has been shaped by many people. We are most familiar with the famous,…

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September 2021

The Humanities, the Arts, and the Climate Crisis with Sir Jonathan Bate

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Climate Conversations Keynote Event We think of science and public policy as the only ways to fight the climate crisis, but the humanities and the arts are vital too. They give us the narratives and the emotional engagement that we need to address the environmental challenges facing our planet and our way of life. Internationally acclaimed Shakespearean scholar and eco-critic Sir Jonathan Bate will offer a wide-ranging introduction to past and present “green thinking” in literature, film and art, history, philosophy, and religion. Join us for this keynote…

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October 2021

Bridging Law and Our Natural Resources, Yesterday and Today with Dr. Michael Brescia

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Water is one of the most valuable and contested natural resources in the American West. Communities have been fighting for access to scarce water sources for quite some time. How are water rights determined in areas that were once part of Spain and Mexico? Why are these old laws, customs, and usages still in effect and still practiced throughout the Southwest? Disputes over natural resources require navigating both thorny historical and legal issues. Spanish colonialism and U.S. expansionism have played…

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