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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: 

Spring 2018

  • “The Song and the Silence” Book Talk  (NEW DATE)
    featuring author Yvette Johnson
    Tuesday, April 10  |   6 – 8 p.m.
    Phoenix College - Dome Auditorium  |  3310 N. 10th Ave., Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
    Saturday, April 21  |  10 a.m. - noon
    Tanner Community Development Corporation - Training Center
    700 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
    Saturday, May 19  |  10 a.m. - noon
    Tanner Community Development Corporation - Training Center
    700 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
    Saturday, June 16  |  10 a.m. - noon
    Tanner Community Development Corporation - Training Center
    700 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix


Past Programs
(For more information about each program, visit the Archive.)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Recognizing and Healing Historical Trauma, Part 1 
    facilitated by Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute
    Tuesday, November 21  |  6 – 8:30  p.m.
    Steele Indian School Park - Memorial Hall  |  300 N. 3rd St., Phoenix

  • Racism and Social Media
    Tuesday, November 28  |  6 - 8:30 p.m.
    Marcos de Niza High School - Auditorium  |  6000 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe

  • The Color of Law 
    featuring author Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute
    Tuesday, December 5  |  6 – 8  p.m.
    ASU Downtown Phoenix
    Health North, room 110  |  550 N. 3rd St., Phoenix

  • Stay Woke with the Oldest and Boldest
    Dialogue and Dinner Celebrating the NAACP
    Tuesday, February 13  |  6 – 8  p.m. (includes dinner)
    ASU Downtown Phoenix
    A.E. England Building  |  424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

  • Social Justice and the Political Landscape
    featuring Bakari Sellers
    Thursday, Feburary 15  |  7 p.m.
    ASU Downtown Phoenix
    Beus Center for Law and Society, room 140  |  111 E Taylor St, Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
    Saturday, February 17  |  10 a.m. - noon
    Tanner Community Development Corporation - Training Center
    700 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • Recognizing and Healing Historical Trauma, Part 2 
    with Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute
    Tuesday, February 27  |  6 – 8:30 p.m.
    George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
    415 E. Grant St., Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
    Saturday, March 17  |  10 a.m. - noon
    Tanner Community Development Corporation - Training Center
    700 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • The Criminal Justice System [POSTPONED]
    Phoenix College  - Bulpitt Auditorium  |  1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix

  • “Becoming Mexipino” Book Talk 
    featuring author Rudy Guevarra, Jr., PhD
    Tuesday, March 27  |  6 - 8 p.m.
    South Mountain Community College  |  Student Union, room 100