Thought-Provoking Programs on Pressing Community Issues Upcoming at the Library

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Timely issues are on the calendar at Pima County Public Library. Beginning Jan 13 with a lecture on human migration, the series will feature six lectures and community discussions surrounding themes of local and national importance. Topics covered include fake news, genetically modified food, and school choice, among others.

The upcoming programs are part of the 2018 Arizona Humanities Lecture Series and include the popular AZ Speaks presentations and FRANK Talks, which are community conversations produced in partnership with the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.

These monthly events run through June 2018. They are free and open to the public and provide a space for community members to engage in thoughtful discussion, weigh facts, and consider different points of view.

They will be offered on the second or third Saturday of the month at Joel D. Valdez Main Library (101 N. Stone Ave.):

Sat, Jan 13, 11am–12:30pm, AZ Speaks lecture
Landscapes of Migration in the Arizona-Sonora Borderland

Sat, Feb 10, 11am–12:30pm, FRANK Talk
“Fake News”: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World

Sat, Mar 17, 2–3:30pm (note different time), FRANK Talk
Weaponized Narrative: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace

Sat, Apr 14, 11am–12:30pm, AZ Speaks lecture
The Holocaust and Its Memory

Sat, May 12, 11am–12:30pm, FRANK Talk
Eradicating Global Hunger: Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution?

Sat, June 9, 11am–12:30pm, FRANK Talk
School Choice in Arizona: Privatization, Charter Schools, and Vouchers


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