What’s new in thought-provoking talks about issues facing our communities? FRANK Talks. The Chandler Public Library will offer FRANK Talks at each library location in August. The goal of the talks is to inspire people to practice the skill of citizenship: to listen respectfully and engage thoughtfully with one another on important issues that affect the community. FRANK Talks are free for the public to attend, and no registration is required.
Stories of Arizona: Historic Places, Spaces and People
Wednesday 8/17 at 5:30 pm, Basha Library
Sometimes, Arizona’s stories include controversial history; join historian Marshall Shore to talk about local stories, people, places and events that make Arizona unique.
You mean there’s RACE in my movie?
Saturday 8/20 at 2:00 pm, Hamilton Library
Hollywood is divided when it comes to race. The faces on-screen don’t necessarily reflect the faces in the audience, and the selection and depiction of characters is different for different races. Hosted by Dr. Frederick Gooding, Jr., assistant professor of Ethnic Studies, NAU.
Race and Sports: How Sports Media Creates an Uneven Playing Field
Tuesday 8/23 at 6:30 pm, Downtown Library
Why are some athletes forgiven for lapses in character, how are sports images created and what is the impact of these portrayals? Join Dr. Frederick Gooding, Jr., assistant professor of Ethnic Studies at NAU, for a discussion on the role of media in sports.
Electing the President: The Constitutional Process and History
Wednesday 8/24 at 6:30 pm, Sunset Library
Presidential elections generate a lot of heat, but don’t shed much light on the indirect layered-election process that U.S. Constitution’s framers created. Join Dr. T.J. Davis from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU for a talk on how and why the U.S. presidential election process works the way it does.
FRANK Talks are produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, and offer public conversations on issues of local and national importance led by humanities scholars and experts on the talk topic.