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Casa Grande Public Library

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449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
(520) 421-8710 http://www.casagrandeaz.gov/rec/library/

December 2022

Paper Sons and the Road to Citizenship, 1882-1965 with Dr. Li Yang

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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  A “paper son” is a term used for young Chinese immigrants coming to the United States prior to 1943 who claimed to be a son of a citizen but were, in fact, sons on paper only. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed to curb Chinese immigration to the U.S. The passage of this federal law and many other legislations subsequently ushered in a long period in the U.S. history when the Chinese were systematically and severely restricted…

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January 2023

Black Woman Rising: African American Community Mothers in Phoenix

January 20, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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  African American women have had a tremendous impact on the lives of Arizonans. In a project I’ve been working on for the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of interviewing some of these amazing women. I call them othermothers/community mothers–these social activist who emerged from the Black woman-centered network of community. Let me introduce you to these powerful Black women who have risen to lead movements, create institutions, administer justice, and speak up when others were silent. Let…

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February 2023

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

February 3, 2023 @ 1:30 am - 2:30 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 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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