FRANK Talks coming to Chandler Public Library in August

FRANK Talks coming to Chandler Public Library in August

CHANDLER, Ariz. – In August, the Chandler Public Library hosts FRANK Talks,
a series of public conversations on issues of local and national
importance, led by humanities scholars and experts on the talk topic. 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.

“Chandler Public Library strives to be a gathering place where civil and
open dialogue about important topics facing our community can happen,” says
Brenda Brown, director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Chandler. “We
are so fortunate to be in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records on this pilot program.”

   ·    “Stories of Arizona: Historic Places, Spaces and People”
      Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.
      Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Drive
      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, August 20, 2 p.m.
      Chandler Hamilton Library, 3700 S. Arizona Ave.
      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, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m.
      Chandler Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St.
      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, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.
      Chandler Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road
      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.

For more information, visit chandlerlibrary.org.