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Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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September 2016

FRANK Talks: Civic Engagement

September 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Civic Engagement: What is it & why is it important? Ryan Winkle, Co-founder RAILMesa What is civic engagement? How can you engage and empower people in your communities? Explore the idea that civic participation is not just important, but imperative for a community to be successful. Learn and reflect on how being an “engaged” citizen can play a meaningful role in discussions, decision-making and the implementation of projects and programs that take place within our schools, city councils, neighborhoods, polling…

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February 2017

FRANK Talks: Conspiracy and Credibility – Coolidge

February 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Conspiracy and Credibility: Look Who’s Talking, about What — Law Talk and Loose Talk Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies It is undeniable that words have power, the power to teach, to defend, to inspire and to offend, the power to reveal facts and falsehoods, the power to foster democracy in a civil society. But what happens when the words people choose cause harm? What is fact and what is opinion? What is…

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March 2017

FRANK Talks: Refugee Resettlement in Arizona – Coolidge

March 23, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Rescued Lives, Transformed Communities: Refugee Resettlement in Arizona Lori Robinson, MSW Candidate, ASU School of Social Work Emily Taylor, International Rescue Committee-Phoenix According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are currently over 60,000,000 displaced persons in the world, most of them women and children.  Less than one percent of the refugees worldwide are offered the opportunity to build new lives in another country. What does it mean to be a refugee? What do refugees experience before coming…

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September 2017

FRANK Talks: Educational equity in Arizona – Coolidge

September 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Educational equity in Arizona: A radical idea, or a necessary goal? Dr. Angelina Castagno, Northern Arizona University, Educational Foundations Education is a hot topic in Arizona. Legislators, educators and citizens cannot agree on funding, curricula, or testing, to name a few, or on why Arizona consistently ranks at the bottom nationally when it comes to education. While these issues are fundamental, they lose sight of the most important issue, educating Arizona’s children. Are Arizona children receiving the education they need to…

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November 2017

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 – Coolidge

November 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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December 2017

FRANK Talks: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace – Coolidge

December 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Weaponized Narrative: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace Dr. Braden Allenby, Arizona State University, President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics Weaponized narrative is the latest term for information warfare, focusing specifically on the role of new media in shaping opinion. Weaponized narratives attack the shared beliefs and values of a person or society, and undercut culture and resiliency.  Instead of using actual bombs and bullets, adversaries use tactics such as deceptive information…

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February 2018

African American Pioneers of Arizona – Coolidge

February 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state. Akua Duku Anokye, Director…

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Is This Racist? Racial Literacy and Social Media – Coolidge

February 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Is This Racist? Racial Literacy and Social Media Dr. Kathy Nakagawa, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation Many parents and educators avoid conversations about race and racism with their children and students, yet young people are regularly exposed to images, stories, videos and statements that reflect racial societal attitudes. This exposure often comes through social media, such as YouTube videos, tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram, Snapchat, and blogs. Despite this exposure, many young people are unprepared to discuss race and…

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May 2018

FRANK Talks – Eradicating Global Hunger: Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution? – Coolidge

May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Eradicating Global Hunger: Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution? Julian Kunnie, University of Arizona, Religious Studies/Classics/Africana Studies/Indigenous/Globalization Studies Technological innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of genetically modified seeds and foods, as a potential solution to the crisis of world hunger.   Eighty percent of the corn, soy, and cotton cultivated in the U.S. today, is genetically modified. Is GMO seed and food production the best solution to address hunger and food shortages? What are the…

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November 2018

 Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers – Coolidge

November 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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FRANK Talks: Can We Get Along? Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now – Coolidge

November 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Matt Kundert, University of Arizona, Department of English Democracy is based on hope, the hope that we might solve our problems by talking to each other. Current controversies reflect our nation’s complex history, politics and values. Our views on whether or not America has changed for the better, or for the worse, can differ sharply within our families, our friends, and co-workers. Cultural changes, technological developments, and 24/7 media shape our sense of inclusion and exclusion, what is true and…

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December 2018

FRANK Talks – Know Your First Amendment: What is freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly?

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Gail Rhodes, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication The recent uproar over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem has sparked a nation-wide debate about free speech rights and the First Amendment. Learn how discourse around such hot-button topics can lead to misunderstanding about the First Amendment. What did the founding fathers mean when they wrote the First Amendment? What is the true spirit of the First Amendment? How can Americans allow for…

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January 2019

Smitten By Stone: How We Came to Love the Grand Canyon – Coolidge

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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In spite of being one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” humans have not always seen the Grand Canyon in a positive light. First seen by Europeans in the year 1540, the canyon was not comprehended easily. Throughout the entire exploratory era, lasting nearly 320 years, conquistadores, explorers, trappers and miners viewed the canyon as an obstacle to travel or even useless. None of these early visitors ever returned a second time. However, when the first geologist laid…

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FRANK Talk – Crime, Punishment, and Prisons in America – Coolidge

January 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies The United States officially incarcerates more persons than any other nation on earth. Incarceration cost U.S. taxpayers more than $80 billion in 2016. Some states such as New York in the East and Washington in the West spend between $50,000 and $60,000 a year for each prisoner. What does that cost buy? What purposes does imprisonment serve or should it serve? Who should be imprisoned? For what?…

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February 2019

The Orphan Trains, Foundlings on the Frontier (Coolidge)

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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“The Orphan Trains-Foundlings to the Frontier” program informs and entertains audiences of all ages about the little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history. Programs incorporate live music, storytelling, historical photos, video interviews with survivors, and a Q&A." This program is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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From Maiden Lane to Gay Alley: Prostitution in Tucson, 1880-1912 (Coolidge)

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Prostitution was a main stay business of frontier communities and Tucson was no exception. From 1870 to 1910, Tucson prostitutes worked openly without local government interference. However, as Tucson shed its frontier label for respectable city, Tucson began slowly to condemn its ‘soiled doves.” The talk will examine the lives of Tucson’s prostitutes, their struggles, clients, how they contributed to municipal revenues and eventual removal from Tucson’s growing city center. The talk will also highlight the many pressures Tucson’s prostitutes…

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The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 (Coolidge)

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Tucson’s African-American community overcame numerous scandals to become some of the city’s most prosperous and well-known citizens. Newspapers throughout the Arizona territory captured more than their unlawful exploits but gave biographical information about each African-American. Men like George Bragg, who was a barber by trade, made headlines that rocked when he was charged with the attempted murder of the railroad Superintendent and his family. Women like Fannie Garcia challenged social mores by using her millions to fight conviction for marrying…

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March 2019

Hellraising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West (Coolidge)

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Although history tries to tell us ONLY men settled the Old West, that is shattered by Jana's verbal tour through some of the amazing women who made all the difference. Any woman who came West in the 1800s had to be full of grit and spit to survive and Jana has collected the stories of dozens of women who prove it. Ever heard of Donaldina Cameron or Biddy Mason? Sharlot Hall or Pearl Hart—Arizona's infamous stagecoach robber? Jana reveals the…

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