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Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center

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102 W. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041 United States
(602) 262-4636

September 2017

FRANK Talks: Immigrants and the American Dream – Phoenix

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041 United States
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Immigrants and the American Dream: We the People Today and Tomorrow Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies The United States of America has long touted itself as a land of immigrants and has grown phenomenally from migration since its beginnings in an ever expanding global economy. Yet the source and substance of immigration have been topics of continuous debate. How do domestic conditions, regional competitions, geopolitics, and foreign policy affect the discourse about…

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February 2018

Celebrating Black History – Phoenix

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041 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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February 2019

African American Pioneers of Arizona (Phoenix)

February 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state is discussed. Akua Duku…

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