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Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library

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18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
(602) 787-6500

October 2017

FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Paradise Valley

October 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 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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FRANK Talks: Educational equity in Arizona – Paradise Valley

October 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Educational equity in Arizona: A radical idea, or a necessary goal? Dr. Angelina Castagno, Northern Arizona University, Educational Foundations Education is a hot topic in Arizona. Legislators, educators and citizens cannot agree on funding, curricula, or testing, to name a few, or on why Arizona consistently ranks at the bottom nationally when it comes to education. While these issues are fundamental, they lose sight of the most important issue, educating Arizona’s children. Are Arizona children receiving the education they need to…

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February 2018

FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Paradise Valley

February 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 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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March 2018

FRANK Talks: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace – Paradise Valley

March 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 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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November 2018

Rising from Invisibility: Indigenous Arizona Women – Phoenix

November 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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In many Southwestern matrifocal cultures, Indigenous women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage and kinship values. Among some tribal cultures, rites of passage celebrate female creativity and the transformative nature of women, hence there was not a need for the concept of feminism. Nevertheless, Indigenous women’s lives remain invisible and stereotyped by Hollywood. This talk presents how Indigenous women have contributed in significant ways, not only to their tribal nations, but also…

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February 2020

China Mary: History and Legend

February 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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A 1960 episode of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, the first Western television series, immortalized China Mary as a strong, powerful and ruthless Asian female figure in American popular imagination. The legend of her as an infamous Dragon Lady who ruled Tombstone’s Chinatown with an iron fist cannot be substantiated by historical research. Yang’s presentation will debunk the myth of China Mary and tell the real story of her as well as other Chinese who lived in Tombstone,…

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