Disruption, Subversion, & Agency: A Brief History of Zines with Rosemarie Dombrowski

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

This presentation explores the origins of zine culture – self-published, hand-bound, small- circulation publications that gave voice to historically marginalized populations – beginning with the fascicles of Emily Dickinson and the Little Magazines of the early 20th century, continuing through the Mimeo Poets of the mid-century to the punk phenomenon of the Riot Grrrls in […]

Dog Whistle Language in the Media: How Can We Hear It? with Derek Keith

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

“Gang activity. The war on drugs. Tough on crime. They are taking our jobs. They are bad drivers. They are lazy. They are good people.” What images do these phrases and terms conjure in your mind? What does the media suggest with these coded phrases? Suggestive language, or “dog whistle” language, uses specific terms to […]

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Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now – Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

Matt Kundert, University of Arizona, Department of English Current social controversies reflect our nation’s complex history, politics and values. Our views can differ sharply on whether or not America has changed for the better, or for the worse. We can point to specific cultural and technological developments that have made it difficult to feel part […]

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The Era of the Big Bands – Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

The Big Band era, 1930s and 1940s, came during turmoil in the United States with Prohibition, the Depression and World War II. People were anxious to temporarily forget their troubles and the insurgence of the Big Bands gave them that outlet. For many, dancing and romancing to the bands were some of the happiest moments […]

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The Beatles “From Liverpool to Abbey Road” – Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

This session examines the lives, works and influence of The Beatles on contemporary society.  We will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles as they embark on their extraordinary career.  Our journey will start from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania to the formation of […]

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FRANK Talks: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World – Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

“Fake News”: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World Jamie Bowen, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Although not new, our awareness and use of the term “fake news” has risen in prominence. In general “fake news” is journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation, news whose main purpose […]

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FRANK Talks: Modern Policing or a Police State – Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

Body Cameras, Tasers and Guns: Modern Policing or a Police State?  Michael Scott, ASU Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice The methods and tools used by police officers today are not the same as in the past. In some cases the police are using military tools and tactics for law enforcement. […]

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FRANK Talks: War, Liberty & Law – Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

War, Liberty & Law: The U.S. Constitution and Crisis Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies There is a fundamental tension between national security and individual liberty. The Bill of Rights guarantees certain liberties, free speech and press, peaceable assembly, the right to bear arms and be free from […]

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The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

Southeast Regional Library 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ, United States

The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell […]

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