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Estrella Mountain Community College Conference Center

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3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392 United States
623-935-8000 http://www.estrellamountain.edu/

November 2014

Boarded Up: Social and Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era

November 25, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Estrella Mountain Community College Conference Center, 3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392 United States
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American Indians are the only ethnic group in the United States who, for generations, were subjected to forced education by the federal government.  In the early years, Indian children were hunted down and taken by force to boarding schools, residing there for three or more years.  These children were stripped of their Native identities, not being allowed to speak their native languages or practice their cultural traditions. This presentation provides historical and social interpretations of this painful era in American…

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February 2015

He Called It a Dream, but It Woke Us Up!

February 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Estrella Mountain Community College Conference Center, 3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392 United States
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Vicariously experience the environment and atmosphere of a 1960s-era Civil Rights Movement camp.  Through theatrical performance, music, poetry, and participatory activities, audience members will examine the culture of discrimination, racial prejudice, and social injustice in the United States as it was during the 1960s.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s strategy of passive resistance will be explored and the effects and continued impact of the movement on today’s society will be discussed.   Rod Ambrose acts as the Prevention Education Coordinator…

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The Harlem Renaissance: Literary Movement

February 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Estrella Mountain Community College Conference Center, 3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392 United States
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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and early 1930s and it was an unprecedented period of expression by African Americans in music, literature, art, dance, poetry, politics, and economics.  Never before had America seen such a rich explosion of black culture.  This interactive presentation, which includes storytelling, poetry, theatre, art, and song, will engage students in an exploration of the unique and exciting history of African Americans.   Gladys Preshenda Jackson is a fourth-generation storyteller,…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Minister Malcolm X: Were Their Struggles the Same?

February 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Estrella Mountain Community College Conference Center, 3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392 United States
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Minister Malcolm X were both pivotal figures whose shoes have yet to be adequately filled by successors. Their voices were a clarion call to America to take note of the disparities faced by African Americans.  While their approaches to ameliorating these inequitable conditions were far from similar, they were both adamant in their mutual efforts to articulate the political oppression, economic exploitation, and social degradation experienced by African Americans. The audience will leave this…

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