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Glendale Community College

6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302 United States
623-845-3697 http://www2.gccaz.edu/gcc-news-events

November 2014

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

November 3, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302 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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“Can’t We All Just Get Along?” Historicizing Civil Discourse

November 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302 United States
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Many observers have argued that America’s politics, and public discourse, has become increasingly boorish and coarse. Is this true? If so, is it a reflection of society’s devolution in general? In this address, Whitaker will place the notion of civil public discourse in proper historical context, and reassure listeners that although we are living in an increasingly ill-mannered period, we remain architects of our own future.   Matthew C. Whitaker is Arizona State University Foundation Professor of History and the founding…

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Surviving Genocide: Race, Ethnicity, Immigration and Thriving after Great Loss

November 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302 United States
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Survivors of genocide are not victims, they are heroes.  It is hard to imagine that there are real people involved in the dangers of ethnic cleansing, drones and other weapons of destruction.  Have you ever asked yourself, “What happens after war? How do people deal with its effect?  Where are those that have been ravaged and affected by war?” Umuligirwa examines and describes the survivors’ struggles as they deal with trauma, loss, stress about fitting into a new community, and…

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February 2020

Tucson’s Black Community and School Segregation

February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302 United States
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In 1909 the Territory of Arizona amended its compulsory school attendance bill to give cities and counties the ability to segregate their schools. Inspired by the change in the law, the Tucson school board conducted a rapid search of available buildings, settling on an abandoned mortuary. Shocked by this unsettling turn of events, Tucson’s Black community, white clergy and newspaper editorials banded together to argue against the use of the building, but, despite pleas and outrage, Tucson’s school board trustees…

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