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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Uncovering & Celebrating LGBTQ2S+ History in Arizona

A panel of historians and preservation advocates who have been working with LGBTQ2S+ communities in several states will provide user-friendly documents and tools that they used to record the histories of these communities. Q&A to follow to discuss how these lessons can be applied to telling the stories important to LGBTQ2S+ communities across the state. Attendees will help us build a list of places significant for their association with LGBTQ2S+ history that will be publicly available. Register here.

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Moderator: Marshall Shore, Arizona's Hip Historian

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Pivoting for the Holidays. How Rural Downtowns are Planning for the 2020 Winter Holiday Season… and beyond

Communities across the state have spent much of their pandemic downtime reimagining their events and most currently planning for upcoming holiday activities. During this webinar, representatives from four rural communities will share how they have pivoted over the last few months in response to the pandemic, talk about their efforts and programs they have implemented to support their local businesses during these challenging times, and highlight some of the events and promotions they have planned for this year’s winter season and into 2021.

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Moderator: Lani Lott, Arizona Downtown Alliance

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Whose History is it Anyway? ~ Empowering Communities of Color to Identify and Preserve their own Stories

A diverse panel of interesting subject matter experts will provide user-friendly information and tools to residents and neighbors to record the histories of their communities of color as well as listing properties that are important to them.

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Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Obregón Pagán, ASU

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Dunbar Pavilion and the Challenge of Preserving Black Place as Black Space in Tucson, Arizona

By preserving and restoring diverse places of meaning and robust spaces of cultural activity, the preservation and development sector can live up to being more than keeping buildings standing. Activating and sustaining cultural heritage space and expanding opportunity in Tucson's black communities will require an evaluation of systems and Tucson's ability to adapt.

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Contact: Debi Chess, Executive Director, Dunbar Pavilion

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November 18, 2020

Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology

This Arizona Preservation in Place webinar confronts the issues of bias, cultural justice, objectivity, race, and racism in Arizona archaeology today. The session will feature an introduction by William White on archaeology’s whiteness problem followed by a question-focused discussion with a diverse sample of Arizona’s professional Native, Black, Hispanic, and White archaeologists.

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Moderator: Daniel Garcia, Arizona Archaeological Council