Dictionary.com announces word of the year: Xenophobia

Each year, Dictionary.com selects a word that "embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months." This year, after observing a worldwide surge of lookups of the word xenophobia, they announced it as the Word of the Year. They define xenophobia as: "fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, […]

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November is Native American Heritage Month

After decades of indigenous-led organizing, the United States Congress passed a Joint Resolution designating November as Native American Heritage Month. This November, as we celebrate Native American Heritage, we recognize that Native Americans were not only the original inhabitants of the lands that now constitute the United States of America, as the Joint Resolution affirms, but also continue to […]

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Poet Claudia Rankine Comes to Tucson Today!

Renowned poet Claudia Rankine, author of five collections including the bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric, will be speaking for free this Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm at the University of Arizona. Citizen is currently the only book of poetry that has made it to the New York Times bestseller as a work of nonfiction. It is a bold recounting of […]

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September Events for Transgender Youth and Scholars

September is alive with trans events in Tucson with back to back weekends of events, including an overnight camp for families of gender variant youth, an international trans*studies conference, and a trans and gender queer poetry reading and party! Camp Born This Way This Labor Day weekend, transgender, gender-queer, gender-creative, non-conforming and questioning youth ages 5 […]

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#LemonadeSyllabus

Inspired by Beyoncé’s Lemonade, people around the country have responded with something of particular interest to library users—books. Following the release of the visual album in April, over 120 people, predominately Black women, have contributed to the #LemonadeSyllabus. The syllabus contains a diversity of genres from the poetry of Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (the […]

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