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Impact Arizona


Utilizing creative forums, Impact Arizona brings together academic experts, students, citizens and community leaders for engaging and productive discussions about race and racism, privilege, democracy and current events impacting Arizona communities and American society. Difficult dialogues, solutions-oriented workshops and lectures are the cornerstone of this creative and holistic effort that encourage critical thinking and positive change while uniting and channeling the ascending social, economic, and political influence Arizona’s citizens offer.

Program Schedule: 

Fall 2017
  • Recognizing and Healing Historical Trauma, Part 1 
    facilitated by Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute
    Tuesday, November 21  |  6 – 8:30  p.m.
    Memorial Hall  |  Steele Indian School Park  |  300 E. 3rd St., Phoenix
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  • Racism and Social Media
    Thursday, November 28  |  6 - 8:30 p.m.
    Marcos de Niza High School - Auditorium  |  6000 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe
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  • The Color of Law 
    featuring author Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute
    Tuesday, December 5  |  6 – 8  p.m.
    ASU Downtown Phoenix
    A.E. England Building  |  424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
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Spring 2018

  • “The Song and the Silence” Book Talk 
    featuring author Yvette Johnson
    Tuesday, January 23  |   6 – 8 p.m.

  • Community Organizing with the NAACP
    Tuesday, February 13  |  6 – 8  p.m.

  • Recognizing and Healing Historical Trauma, Part 2
    with Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute
    Tuesday, February 27  |  6 – 8:30 p.m.

  • The Criminal Justice System
    Friday, March 23  |  6 – 8:30 p.m.

  • “Becoming Mexipino” Book Talk 
    featuring author Rudy Guevarra, Jr.
    Tuesday, March 27  |  6 - 8 p.m.


Past Programs

  • Navigations Through Race in America
    featuring author Donald Guillory
    Tuesday, September 6  |  4 – 6 p.m
    Student Union, Cooly Ballroom C  |  ASU Polytechnic campus

  • Book Discussion Group – “The New Jim Crow”
    Saturday, September 16  |  10 a.m. – Noon
    Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Word Center  |  1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix
    Program Details

  • Grassroots Organizing Workshop  CANCELLED
    Thursday, September 28  |  6:30 – 8:30  p.m
    South Mountain Community College  |  Student Union, room 100

  • The Rising Voices Lecture  CANCELLED
    Friday, September 29  |  6:30 – 8:30  p.m.
    Phoenix College  |  Bulpitt Auditorium

  • Storytelling for Social Justice  CANCELLED
    Saturday, September 30  |  9 a.m.  – 1  p.m.

  • Book Discussion Group – “The New Jim Crow”
    Saturday, October 28  |  10 a.m. – Noon
    Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Word Center  |  1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix
    Program Details