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Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library

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1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
928-505-3337 http://www.mohave.edu/about/havasu

February 2015

Cowboys and Cowgirls: Icons of the American West

February 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Few symbols have been more durable than the American cowboy. This program will give an overview of this populist figure, whose image was first defined by painters Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Also important to the story are brave cowgirls and the Mexican vaqueros. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show showcased mythic cowboy culture, with singing cowboys, pretty girls on horses, and plenty of Indians in his internationally popular extravaganzas that for many defined the American West. Arizona’s contribution to…

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March 2016

Swing Into History

March 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald got their start along with fellow bands, vocalists, composers and musicians. Finally, enjoy the real thing, as…

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April 2016

Media, Ideology and the Coverage of Sexual Assault

April 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Recently, sexual assault has emerged as a pressing problem in the U.S. The President has assembled task forces to address rape on campuses and in the military, universities work to reshape policies in light of investigations, and whether on The Dr. Phil Show or in The New York Times, the media are abuzz with high-profile cases, many involving male athletes or fraternities. Yet despite the volume of attention, there remains considerable public confusion about the causes and impacts of rape.…

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March 2017

A Story, A Story: African and African American Oral Tradition and Storytelling – Lake Havasu

March 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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A Story, A Story: African and African American Oral Tradition and Storytelling When the African slave was brought to the Caribbean and North and South America, s/he brought her oral literature and performance style.  This presentation focuses on the transfer of those oral traditions from African culture to African American culture. Such traditions can be heard in trickster stories, but also observed in the narration of myths, folk tales, sermons, jokes, proverbs, folk sayings, signifying, capping, testifying, toasting, on street…

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April 2017

Cross-cultural Miscommunication – Bullhead City

April 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Russian gosudarstvennost’ can be translated as either governance or statehood in Russian. In one of Vladimir Putin’s speeches on the breakaway Ukrainian region of Donbas this word was erroneously translated as the latter rather than the former, resulting in serious political consequences. Numerous similar cases can be found around the globe, from amusing Chinese street signs to failed international marketing campaigns. In the first part of the presentation, the author classifies such cases of miscommunication and looks into their underlying…

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November 2017

Plants, Inspiring the People: Reflections on Hualapai Ethnobotany of the Grand Canyon – Lake Havasu

November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Where lies the cure to diabetes? “Ask the prickly pear, or the mesquite bean pod…maybe they will tell you.” This is the answer you may hear from elder instructors of the Hualapai Ethnobotany Youth Project. The ethnobotanical story of the Hualapai Tribe begins with the plant knowledge the people have inherited from their great grandparents who lived entirely off the land. Hualapai grandchildren live in a completely different modern world. A world of cell phones, text messages, and iPods. The…

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January 2018

Understanding Fundamentalism in the World Religions – Lake Havasu City

January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Whatever we think about fundamentalism, it is a very dynamic religious movement that attracts men and women alike. What are the features of religious fundamentalism in the traditions of Abrahamic religions? This presentation is about neither the “right” or “wrong” of fundamentalism, nor about “right” or “wrong” of particular religious traditions. We learn why fundamentalism emerged in the beginning of the 20th century, what characteristics fundamentalist religious traditions share and how they differ from each other. Björn Krondorfer, Director of…

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February 2018

Celebrating Black History – Lake Havasu City

February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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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 2018

Women of the Arizona State Prison – Lake Havasu City

March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Winnie Ruth Judd, Eva Dugan, Dr. Rose Boido, and Eva Wilbur Cruz all shared one thing in common. They were all incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison in Florence. These women were players in both the sensational stories that made national headlines and local stories that made Arizona history. Who were these women and how did they end up in the Florence prison? How did their stories impact Arizona? Through the use of photographs, prison records and newspaper articles, their…

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November 2018

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers – Lake Havasu

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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December 2018

Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Lake Havasu

December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Tyrone Power, Andy Devine,  Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics in the making, from Tombstone to Near Dark. In this entertaining talk, Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and former…

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January 2019

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 – Lake Havasu

January 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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February 2019

Climate and Moral Responsibility in Arizona (Lake Havasu City)

February 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Global warming presents humanity with one of the most difficult ethical challenges ever faced. More than just a scientific problem this is a collective action problem requiring that we work together to find appropriate strategies for adaptation. It requires recognizing attribution of cause and effect and careful consideration of the likely outcomes of harm to others. Future generations will have their quality of life impacted through the loss of species habitat and with it many of the creatures that have…

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September 2019

Borders, Walls, and Immigration

September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Immigration is one of the most divisive issues facing our country and our state. Who comes in and out of the U.S., and how? Do current immigration laws effectively promote national security and economic prosperity, without compromising human and civil rights? In Arizona border security and immigration policies are more than media and political talking points. They shape our everyday lives, and the land and people that live here in complex ways. Join us for an interesting FRANK Talk on…

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November 2019

Native American Signs and Symbols: Pee-Posh/Kwatsan

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Native Americans in the U.S. are diverse, and their contributions have enriched our lives in countless ways. People do not always realize the origins of Native contributions to the language, culture, and traditions of the U.S. What are Native signs and symbols? What do they mean? Where do they appear? They can represent animals, astrological signs, spirits, and much, much more. Explore the traditions and history of the Pee-Posh/Kwatsan. Learn about the signs and symbols which have been passed down…

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What are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 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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January 2020

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

January 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 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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White Allies 101: Outreach, Engagement and Change-making

January 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 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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March 2020

WWII’s Women Air Force Pilots (WASP): A History of America’s First Military Women Aviators

March 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Natalie J. Stewart-Smith has been an educator for over 25 years and taught at the elementary, high school, and college levels. As a former Army officer and historian, she is interested in women’s contributions to the military, particularly those who served as military aviators. During World War II over one thousand women served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), freeing male pilots for combat roles at a critical time during the war. The WASP ferried planes from factories to embarkation…

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