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Joel D. Valdez Main Library

101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 791-4010 www.library.pima.gov

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August 2017
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Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria: Embroidering for Peace and Memory

August 1 - August 31
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is made up of groups of citizens, women and men from all over Mexico and some cities abroad, who come together to embroider on white handkerchiefs the names and stories of victims in Mexico's War Against Drug Trafficking. The handkerchiefs will be on display on the wooden towers August 1-31, in the cafe area. The stitched stories make visible the suffering caused by this war.   One handkerchief | One Victim | Stitch after Stitch |…

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Pam Young: Miniatures on Display

August 1 - August 31
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Pam Young’s miniatures will be on display in the glass cases of the Joel D. Valdez Main library during regular library hours throughout the month of August.

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Lorena Rodriguez: Paintings on Display

August 3 - August 31
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
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The paintings of Lorena Rodriguez will be on display from August 3-31 at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library during regular library hours.   Artist statement: I find inspiration for my work from the places I've traveled to, legends I've heard or places that I have fond memories of. Beauty can be found in everything, even sadness. Events can leave an emotional mark on places and things, I use color in my oil paintings to convey a variety of moods…

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Colorblindness and Equality: American Values or Myths?

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Group discussion facilitated by Dr. Angelina Castagno, Northern Arizona University, Educational Foundations. Most of us are raised to value colorblindness and equality. Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold to symbolize objectivity; Dr. King's legacy to judge each other by our character rather than skin color is a well-known mantra; and we regularly pledge our allegiance to equality for all. We are taught that these American values are what sets us apart from other nations. Does our devotion to colorblindness and equality…

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