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South Mountain Community Library

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7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042 United States
(602) 262-4636

September 2017

FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Phoenix

September 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042 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 and Tumblr blogs. Despite that exposure, many young people are unprepared to discuss race and racism…

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November 2018

Hopi Quilting Traditions – Phoenix

November 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042 United States
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For centuries, Hopi men grew cotton and wove the fibers into blankets and clothing. In the 1880s, with the arrival of Anglo missionaries and government officials, quilting was introduced to the Hopi people and it quickly became integrated into Hopi culture and ceremony with quilts being used in every Hopi household. Hopis today are 4th and 5th generation quilt-makers and as the artistic traditions of two cultures are blended, it is not uncommon to see a quilt with a traditional…

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September 2019

Can We Get Along? Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042 United States
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Democracy is based on hope, the hope that we might solve our problems by talking to each other. Current controversies reflect our nation’s complex history, politics and values. Our views on whether or not America has changed for the better, or for the worse, can differ sharply within our families, our friends, and co-workers. Cultural changes, technological developments, and 24/7 media shape our sense of inclusion and exclusion, what is true and false, what connects us and divides us. How…

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