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Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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January 2018

Landscapes of Migration in the Arizona-Sonora Borderland – Tucson

January 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pima County Public Library – Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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The dividing line of the U.S.-Mexico border may be the most significant feature of the Arizona-Sonora borderland today, but the region is also at the center of major north-south corridors of human migration. In this talk, Scott warren offers an in-depth look at historical and contemporary patterns of south-north migration through this region, from ancient Hohokam trade routes, to Spanish colonizers, to contemporary migrants—both documented and undocumented. While in some cases migration routes and patterns have changed over time, in…

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April 2018

The Holocaust and Its Memory – Tucson

April 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pima County Public Library – Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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The Nazis in Germany committed the worst crimes against humanity in world history. The Holocaust will remain in our collective memory and reminds us constantly of the profound dangers that threaten modern society.  Democracy is a fragile construct. This presentation analyzes the causes and conditions for the rise of the Nazis in Germany, and traces the horrible history of the Holocaust through maps, images, and texts, focusing also on the culture practiced today in Germany in a most moving way. …

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May 2018

FRANK Talks – Eradicating Global Hunger: Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution? – Tucson

May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pima County Public Library – Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 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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June 2018

FRANK Talks: School Choice in Arizona – Tucson

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pima County Public Library – Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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School Choice in Arizona Dr. Angelina Castagno, Northern Arizona University, Educational Foundations Arizona is one of the nation’s most “choice friendly” states regarding educational opportunities at the K-12 level. “School choice” is a term for K–12 schooling options in the U.S. describing a wide array of alternatives to public schools, including charter schools. The expansion of charter schools and vouchers (often called educational savings accounts) is not without controversy. Does school choice improve school quality? Does school choice increase educational opportunity…

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