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.
 


2018 - 2019 Programs

  • AAAFSA Director’s Welcome Reception
    featuring Lois Brown, PhD and Ayanna Thompson, PhD
    Thursday, January 31  |  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    ASU Downtown Phoenix - Mercado C145
    525 N. 5th Street, Phoenix
    RSVP by email to Shawna.Tibbett@asu.edu 

  • Masculinity, Identity and Moving Forward: I am Michael Sam
    Thursday, February 14  |  7 p.m.
    ASU Downtown Phoenix  
    Beus Center for Law and Society - Great Hall
    111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "The Color of Law"
    Saturday, February 16  |  10 a.m. - noon
    Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church - Word Center
    1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • Social Cohesion Dialogue 
    featuring authors Carol Anderson and Sarah Smarsh 
    Thursday, February 28  |  4:30 - 7 p.m
    ASU Tempe  |  Old Main - Carson Ballroom
    400 E. Taylor Mall, Tempe

  • Book Discussion Group - "The Color of Law"
    Saturday, March  16 |  10 a.m. - noon
    Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church - Word Center
    1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • Community Dialogue: Maternal Mortality
    Thursday, March 21  |  6 - 8:30 p.m.
    ASU Downtown Phoenix
    A.E. England Building  |  424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

  • Recognizing and Healing Historical Trauma, Part 3
    facilitated by Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute
    Saturday, March 30  |  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Recognizing and Healing Historical Trauma, Part 4
    facilitated by Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute
    Thursday, April 23  |  6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Evictions: Politics, Policy and Possibilities
    April 2019

  • Facilitation Training (POSTPONED)

  • Conversations on Race and Beauty (POSTPONED)

  • Talk Change, Take Action! Workshop (POSTPONED)

2018 - 2019 Past Programs (For more information about each program, visit the Archive.)

  • Risng Voices Lecture featuring Calvin Terrell
    "A Decade of Hope, Hate and Honesty"
    Friday, September 21  |  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    South Mountain Community College - Peforming Arts Center
    7050 N. 24th St., Phoenix

  • Book Discussion Group - "The Color of Law"
    Saturdays  |  10 a.m. - noon
    September 29
    October 20
    November 17
    December 15
    January 19
    Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church - Word Center
    1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

  • Advocacy Institute
    Saturday, October 13  |  9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
    Gateway Community College - Copper Room
    108 N. 40th St., Phoenix

  • Raising A Fist toTaking a Knee: 50 Years of Athlete Activism
    Tuesday, October 23  |  6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Phoenix Art Museum  |  1626 N. Central Ave., Phoenix