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Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library

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19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
(623) 930-3830

September 2017

FRANK Talks: Energy in an Uncertain World – Glendale

September 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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Energy in an Uncertain World Dr. Jennifer Richter, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society Energy can be made affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all Arizonans.  Energy is never just about technology, but about the values and ideals that a society has about its design and distribution.  But what will it take to achieve energy justice?  What are the values that are driving energy production and distribution in today’s world?  …

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October 2017

FRANK Talks: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World – Glendale

October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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“Fake News”: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World Jamie Bowen, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Although not new, our awareness and use of the term “fake news” has risen in prominence. In general “fake news” is journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation, news whose main purpose is to distort “the truth for emotional persuasion, seeking to drive action.”  More recently it has become a catch-all term used to discredit stories, and…

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November 2017

FRANK Talks: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace – Glendale

November 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 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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January 2018

FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Glendale

January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 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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February 2018

FRANK Talks: Challenges to Democracy from the Extremes – Glendale

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glendale, 85308 United States
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Challenges to Democracy from the Extremes Dr. Albrecht  Classen, University of Arizona, Department of German Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies The recent death of a demonstrator in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the ongoing tension between political parties, highlights the danger of ideological extremism in the U.S. What is Neo-National-Socialism? How do we address ideological extremes within the framework of our Constitution and the First Amendment? Cultural clashes spurred by divergent views and values are not new to our national history.…

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April 2018

FRANK Talks: Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now – Glendale

April 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glendale, 85308 United States
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Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now Matt Kundert, University of Arizona, Department of English Current social controversies reflect our nation’s complex history, politics and values. Our views can differ sharply on whether or not America has changed for the better, or for the worse. We can point to specific cultural and technological developments that have made it difficult to feel part of one country.  Media can shape our sense of inclusion and exclusion, what is true and false, what…

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May 2018

FRANK Talks: Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution? – Glendale

May 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glendale, 85308 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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January 2019

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

January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glendale, 85308 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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February 2019

FRANK Talk – Water in the Southwest: Where have we been, and where are we going? – Glendale

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glendale, 85308 United States
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Dr. Jennifer Richter, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society It has been said that, “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” This is especially true of water politics in the American Southwest, a region defined by its lack of water. The massive 20th century federal investments into dam systems controlled the great rivers of the West, allowing cities like Phoenix to “bloom like a rose” and grow exponentially.…

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October 2019

What are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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The words diversity, equity, and inclusion are often used to describe educational priorities and corporate values, but what do they mean in our daily lives? How do we identify obstacles to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion? What are the words, behaviors and actions that can exclude or limit others from full participation in our neighborhoods, schools and workplaces? Participants will explore these questions in a unique, interactive program that will improve their communication skills, facilitate learning, and help them navigate…

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November 2019

Energy Resources in Arizona: A State of Energy Transition

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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Arizonans are living in a period of energy transition. Cleaner, renewable energy sources are becoming cheaper than traditional fossil fuel energy sources. Although this transition may be better for the environment, its effects on the economies of some Arizona communities can be devastating. The rapid shift from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, to renewable energy is having a profound impact on the Navajo and Hopi nations. How do we respond locally, regionally and nationally to the…

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December 2019

White Allies 101: Outreach, Engagement and Change-Making

December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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What is an ally? As a White person, do you struggle with how to respond to racism at work, at home or in your community? If so, you are not alone. Many allies seek effective tools to engage in honest and productive conversations about race. How do you talk to White friends, relatives and neighbors about race? How do you address conflicting opinions about current events, politics and cultural differences? This program focuses on developing concrete skills to navigate encounters…

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January 2020

Water in Arizona: Sustainability, Supply and Demand

January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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Water is necessary for life, but as supply shrinks, choices must be made about who is given access to water and who isn’t. Communities across Arizona are going dry. This means that some residents may have no choice except to move. How do we decide who gets access to water, and who does not? Should the needs of the many be placed above the needs of the few? How do we address the social and moral issues raised by competition…

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February 2020

Free Speech: Can I Tell You How Much I Hate You?

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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Freedom of speech is fundamental in a democratic society. It means that a person or a community can express their opinion or ideas without fear of retaliation or censorship. But what happens when the opinions expressed are unpopular, violent or dangerous? Whether expressed in person, or through social media, words can have a powerful effect on our sense of safety, inclusion or exclusion, and equality or inequality. What is “hate speech?” Who decides what speech is protected, and what is…

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February 2022

Dog Whistle Language in the Media: How Can We Hear It? with Derek Keith

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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“Gang activity. The war on drugs. Tough on crime. They are taking our jobs. They are bad drivers. They are lazy. They are good people.” What images do these phrases and terms conjure in your mind? What does the media suggest with these coded phrases? Suggestive language, or “dog whistle” language, uses specific terms to signal ideas to us that we subconsciously internalize. How can we begin to actively analyze all parts of the language we hear in the news…

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March 2022

The Other Epidemic: Gun Violence and Mass Shootings in America with Dr. Matthew Whitaker

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Glendale, 85308 United States
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Patriotism has been defined as loyalty to or defense of one’s country. What do political leaders and social activists mean when they use the term “patriot”? What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism? Throughout history people have demonstrated patriotism through military service, government service, protests, marches, sit-ins and more. How is patriotism expressed now? Recently we have seen peaceful marches and violent clashes described simultaneously as “acts of terrorism” and “patriotic.” Join us for an in-depth conversation about the…

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April 2022

What is Patriotism? with Dr. Matthew Whitaker

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glendale Public Library – Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave
Glendale, 85308 United States
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Patriotism has been defined as loyalty to or defense of one’s country. What do political leaders and social activists mean when they use the term “patriot”? What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism? Throughout history people have demonstrated patriotism through military service, government service, protests, marches, sit-ins and more. How is patriotism expressed now? Recently we have seen peaceful marches and violent clashes described simultaneously as “acts of terrorism” and “patriotic.” Join us for an in-depth conversation about the…

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