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San Tan Library- Bronze Room

Coming Home to a Place You’ve Never Been Before–Immigration, Refugee, Resettlement, Citizenship with Rodo Sofranac

San Tan Library- Bronze Room 31505 N Schnepf Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ

The discussions of immigration, refugee resettlement, and citizenship are louder and more heated than ever. While the politics get noisier and the policies are mired, what about the people? This talk focuses on the personal stories of immigration. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their experiences as a new settler and/or native... Read More

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Desert Rats, River Runners, and Canyon Crawlers: Four Arizona Explorers with Gregory McNamee

San Tan Library- Bronze Room 31505 N Schnepf Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ

Francisco Garcés, a Franciscan friar, arrived in what is now Arizona in 1768. Assigned to the church at San Xavier del Bac south of present-day Tucson, he traveled widely throughout Arizona and California, charting overland routes that later travelers would follow. Near where Garcés would meet his death in 1781, an American soldier named Joseph... Read More

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From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers with Laura Tohe

San Tan Library- Bronze Room 31505 N Schnepf Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ

During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four... Read More

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