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Estrella Mountain Community College

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3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85037
623-935-8807

February 2016

The Secret Ingredient to the Civil Rights Movement

February 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85037
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Here we explore the growth of black federal employment in contrast to a more openly hostile and discriminatory private sector after WWII. Many urban blacks escaped both social and economic oppression in the South and found more security in federal employment, allowing for the personal stability necessary to risk participating in the growing Civil Rights Movement. Many black public sector employees quietly waged battles for dignity and respect within labor circles and within society at large, eventually forcing the federal…

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Celebrating Black History

February 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85037
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This is an interactive workshop that explores influential and little known African American contributions and the road they paved to make it possible for African American leaders we have today such as Oprah Winfry, Michael Jordan, and Maya Angelou. Dr. Tamika Sanders is an entrepreneur who decided to become an educator to help address the lack of minority faculty in higher education, and serve as a role model for minority students who rarely see people of color in academia. Through…

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March 2016

In Her Shoes: Celebrating Women’s History

March 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85037
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During this workshop students will have the opportunity to learn about the historical achievements of popular U.S American women, in addition to contributions made by African America, Latino, and Native American women. Additionally, students will learn about the social and political background surrounding each woman presented in order to understand why their achievements and contributions were considered significant. The timeline will cover events such as the Seneca Falls Conference, the Women’s Suffrage Movement, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement,…

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