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Florence Community Library

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778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
520-868-7040 http://www.florenceaz.gov/library

October 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What Is It and How Do We Do It? with Derek Keith

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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In many organizations, institutions and corporations across the country, the words diversity, equity and inclusion, often referred to as DEI, are being incorporated into mission statements, workplace trainings, and sometimes day-to-day practices. So, what is diversity, equity and inclusion? Are the terms interchangeable, or do they address different issues? Do the definitions change when going from the workplace to our homes? Let’s talk about what we mean by DEI and how we can begin to put words into practice. This…

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November 2022

More than Pocahontas and Squaws: Indigenous Women Coming into Visibility with Dr. Laura Tohe

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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This visual presentation shows how Indigenous American women have contributed service to Arizona and the US, yet were stereotyped in films and remain invisible in the media. Nevertheless, they have been honored in all areas of public service—law, medicine, literature, military and activism with awards such as, the Presidential Freedom, the McArthur (genius award), the Secretary of Interior, and others. Among some traditional tribal cultures, women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage…

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December 2022

Landscapes of Extraction: The Art of Mining in the American West with Dr. Betsey Fahlman

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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Mining is the transformative industry of the American West—one that competes in scale and in color with the scenic landscape on its own terms, with the industrial sublime dynamically coexisting with the natural one. These landscapes are located at the bedrock of economic development—the risky speculation from which huge fortunes could be made and lost—and reframing our understanding of an equally mythic chronicle of the American West. Mining was one of the five Cs of the Arizona’s economy, and remains…

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