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Artists, Lecturers, and Scholars

All events are FREE and open to the public.
All events will be held at the PVCC campus.

Thurs., Feb. 13 @ 12:00P-1:15P in KSC1000B
The Role of Media in our Uncertain and Uncivil Society
Presenter: Dr. John Craft, ASU, The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Tues., Mar. 18 @ 9:00A-10:15A in KSC1000B
The Differences between Refugees and Immigrants
Presenter: Catholic Charities Office of Refugee Resettlement  

Wed., Mar. 19 @ 9:00A-10:15A and repeated at 10:30A-11:45A in KSC1000B
Arizona and US Border History and Policy
Presenter: Borderlinks organization

Wed., Mar. 19 @ 2:00-3:15A in Art Studio
Life on the Border in Art Presenter: Borderlinks organization

Wed., Mar. 26 @ 10:30-11:45A in M bldg
Anti-Human-Trafficking 101 Presenter: Intl Rescue Committee's ALERT organization

Wed., Mar. 26 @ 12:00-1:15P in KSC1000B
Anti-Human-Trafficking 101 Presenter: Intl Rescue Committee's ALERT organization

Wed., April 9 @ 2:00 - 3:30P in KSC1000B
Contemporary Mexican Art Presenter: Ana Thiel, sculptor

Visiting Artists, Lecturers, and Scholars Archive

All events were free and open to the public

Fall 2013

Phoenix Farmer's Market: a Student Presentation; 9/16 @ 10:30A-11:45A in SE corner of PV library; presenter: Dr. Stephanie Bjork's ASB student, Jim Jackson

"The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors  (or Deconstructing the Taco)"; 9/16 @ 12:00P-1:15P in SE corner of PV library; presenter: Greg McNamara

Sustainable Foods and Immigration: Vote with Your Fork; 10/22 @ 9:00A - 10:15A in SE corner of PV library; presenter: Borderlinks

Anti-Human Trafficking 101; 11/6 @ 10:30A - 11:45A in KSC1000A; presenter: International Rescue Committee ALERT

Spring 2013

"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Walls, Boundaries, Lines in the Sand, and the Yankee Poet"
Tuesday, February 5 @ 10:30 - 11:45A
SE Corner of PVCC Library
Session hosted by: Dick George, independent scholar

Fall 2012

Confucian Practices in Taiwan
Wednesday, October 3 @ 10:30A-11:45A
SE Corner of PVCC Library
Session hosted by: Dr. Mei Ling Wong, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

“405 Years of Immigration”
Wednesday, October 10 @ 10:30A-11:45A and 6:30P-7:45P
SE Corner of PVCC Library
Session hosted by:  Dr. Brian Gratton, Professor of History @ Arizona State University

Women and Confucianism
Wednesday, October 15 @ 12:00P-1:15P
SE Corner of PVCC Library
Session hosted by: Dr. Mei Ling Wong, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Spring 2012

"Catching Babies"
Thursday, February 2 @ 6:30P in CPA
Session hosted by: Filmmaker, Barni Qassim

"Understanding Islam" & "Women & Islam"
Thursday, March 1 @ 10:30A & 12:00P in M128
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"The Differences Between Refugees and Immigrants"
Tuesday, March 27 @ 9:00A in M210
Session hosted by: Catholic Charities Office of Refugee Resettlement

 

Fall 2011

Understanding Islam
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:30A - 11:45A in KSC208
Hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of AZ

Worldview Series: Women’s Empowerment Panel
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 10:30A - 11:45A in KSC208
Panelists: Carrie Barnett (ALERT-IRC), Todd Lehman (PVCC Track & Field Coach), Donna Mosher (PVCC Counseling Faculty), Lois Roma-Deeley (PVCC Creative Writing Faculty), and April Steiner (Track & Field Olympian)

Worldview Series: United Nations & Women’s Empowerment
Wednesday, October 26, 2011@ 12:00P – 1:15P in KSC208
Hosted by: United Nations Program Higher Education Alliance

 

Spring 2011

Borderlinks Student Panel
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 10:30A- 11:45A in KSC208

Arizona's Japanese Internment Role
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 @ 10:30A - 11:45A in KSC208
Hosted by: Dr. Karen Leong, ASU Professor

Understanding Islam
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 @ 10:30A - 11:45A in KSC208
Hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of AZ

Becoming & Living As A Refugee
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 10:30A - 11:45A in KSC208
Hosted by: The Catholic Charities Office of Refugee Resettlement

 

Fall 2010

"Women & Islam"
Tuesday, October 5 @ 9:00A in KSC208
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"Understanding Islam"
Tuesday, October 5 @ 10:30A in KSC208
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"Art & Culture of Mexico"
Tuesday, October 12 @ 10:30A in KSC208
Session hosted by: David Bradley, PVCC Ceramic Artist

"Soldier's Humanitarian Work"
Tuesday, November 9 @ 10:30A in KSC Student Union
Session hosted by: PVCC's Veteran Students Club

 

Spring 2010

" Central Europe in Transition"
Thursday, February 25 @ 9:00A and 10:30A in M201 and M202, respectively
Session hosted by: Dr. Bekes and Mr. Hajek

"The World Heritage Sites of Cyprus"
Wednesday, March 3 @ 10:30A in KSC208
Session hosted by: Doss Powell, PVCC Bioarcheology faculty

"U.S. History Doesn’t Begin With 1492"
Tuesday, March 9 @12:00P in KSC208
Session hosted by: Dr. Vaswati Ghosh, PVCC History/Political Science faculty

"Women & Islam"
Thursday, March 25 @ 9:00A and 10:30A in KSC208
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"Understanding Islam"
Thursday, March 25 @ 10:30A in KSC208
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

 

Spring - Fall 2009

"Women and Islam"
Tuesday, October 8 @ 9:00A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the role of women in the Islamic religion.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"Understanding Islam"
Tuesday, October 8 @ 10:30A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims integrate the fives pillars into their everyday lives.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
"Forced Migration of Somali Bantu's in Helsinki, Finland and Phoenix, Arizona"
Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:30A in KSC208
Session hosted by: Dr. Stephanie Bjork, PVCC Anthropology Faculty

"Women and Islam"
Tuesday, March 10 @ 9:00A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the role of women in the Islamic religion.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"Understanding Islam"
Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:30A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims integrate the fives pillars into their everyday lives.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

"Examining the Abrahamic Religions Panel"
Friday, April 10 @ 10:30A in KSC Student Union
This presentation provides an overview of three of the world’s largest religions.
Session hosted by: Arizona Interfaith Movement

“You Cannot Understand Culture Without Understanding Religion”*
Tuesday, September 30 @ 10:30A in KSC208
This presentation examines religion in a global context with emphasis on religious identity and traditional practices. Session Scholar: Dr. Richard Wentz, Professor Emeritus @ ASU

“Understanding Islam”
Tuesday, October 14 @ 10:30A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims integrate the fives pillars into their everyday lives.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

“Examining the Eastern Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism”*
Friday, October 31 @ 10:30A in KSC208
This presentation provides an overview of three of the world’s six largest religions.
Session hosted by: Arizona Interfaith Movement

*These events are part of PVCC’s Worldview series, a collaboration between the Centers for Student Life and International Education, Honors/Service-Learning and PVCC Diversity Committee.

 

Spring 2008

“Who Lives in Arizona? Arizona’s Changing Demography”*
Thursday, February 14 @ 10:30A in KSC208
National demographic data is used to explore the ways in which Arizona’s population has changed over the decades. Current immigration, ethnicity, socio-economic disparities, and the age-distribution of Arizona’s population by county, helps develop our understanding of the changing faces in Arizona.
Session hosted by: Dr. Elizabeth Larson-Keagy, Cultural and Human Geographer at Arizona State University

“Understanding Islam”
Tuesday, March 4 @ 10:30A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims integrate the fives pillars into their everyday lives.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

“Raising Consciousness through Social Activism”*
Wednesday, March 26 @ 6:30P in Student Union
This presentation brings together a cross-section of social activists working on local and national issues: Human Trafficking, Interfaith Movement, Dream Act, Hispanic Issues in AZ, and School of the Americas. The panelists will speak about their entry into social activism, current projects and accomplishments, and vision.

Day of Dialogue: Sharia’a and Family Law in the Muslim World
Friday, February 16 @ 11:30A in KSC208
The presentation provides an overview of the Islamic law and how Muslims integrate the law into their everyday lives.
Session hosted by: Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Zahra Tamouh

Day of Dialogue: Student Perspectives, Diverse Voices Tuesday, March 27 @ 10:30A in KSC Student Union
A student panel representing several forms of diversity within the college’s culture is an opportunity for students to share their perspectives and experiences with other students and promote understanding about several forms of diversity.

Professional Development Workshop:  The Muslim World Tradition to Modernity
Friday, April 6 @ 10:00A-3:00P in M133
A workshop for employees to facilitate understanding about the social, cultural, religious, political, economic, and history of the Islam world.
Workshop host: Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Zahra Tamouh

El Mercado
Wednesday, April 11 @ 11:00AM-2:00PM in the KSC Hallway
El Mercado is hosted by business and marketing students from the ITESM de Hermosillo and is an opportunity for Mexican and U.S. students to interface on cross-cultural business and communication issues. Free food samples and promotional items are provided.

Thursday, October 12, 2006, 10:30AM-11:45AM in the KSC Student Union Carrie Kilman, journalist for Teaching Tolerance
Ms. Kilman will be speaking about her work on immigration issues from a cross-sectional perspective.

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 9:00AM- 10:15AM and 10:30AM- 11:45AM in KSC208
Ms. Azra Hussain of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Ms. Hussain will be hosting presentations to facilitate foundational understanding about Islamic belief system and the daily lives of Muslims around the world.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 10:30AM-11:45AM in the KSC Student Union
Day of Dialogue: Student Perspectives, Diverse Voices
A student panel representing several forms of diversity within the college’s culture is an opportunity for students to share their perspectives and experiences with other students and promote understanding about several forms of diversity.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 10:00AM-1:00PM in the KSC Hallway El Mercado
El Mercado is hosted by business and marketing students from the ITESM de Hermosillo and is an opportunity for Mexican and U.S. students to interface on cross-cultural business and communication issues. Free food samples and promotional items are provided. Day of Dialogue: Student Perspectives, Diverse Voices
Thursday, February 16 @ 10:30A in KSC Student Union
A student panel representing several forms of diversity within the college’s culture is an opportunity for students to share their perspectives and experiences with other students and promote understanding about several forms of diversity.

Visiting Author: Tamin Ansary, West of Kabul, East of New York
Tuesday, February 28 @ 10:30A in the Center for the Performing Arts

Mr. Ansary will be speaking about growing up in Afghanistan from his perspective on politics, culture, and religion.  His presentation will also include insights on the current situations within the country.

Day of Dialogue: Understanding Islam
Tuesday, March 28 @ 9:00A &10:30A in KSC208

The presentation provides an overview of the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims integrate the fives pillars into their everyday lives. Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Day of Dialogue: Student Perspectives, Diverse Voices
Tuesday, September 27 @ 10:30A in KSC Student Union
A student panel representing several forms of diversity within the college’s culture is an opportunity for students to share their perspectives and experiences with other students and promote understanding about several forms of diversity.

Day of Dialogue: Understanding the Islamic Worldview
Tuesday, October 11 @ 9:00A 10:30A in KSC208
A discussion on how the West's customs are both similar and different. Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona

Visiting Artists: Finding a Common Language through Clay with Xiao Ping, Junya Shao, and Lucy and Lorenzo Bugarini
Monday, November 14 & Thursday, November 17 @ 2:00-4:45PM on MW and 11:00AM-1:45PM on TR in Art Studio
Finding a Common Language through Clay is a project bringing together ceramic artists from China and Mexico to share their respective ceramic techniques in creating a collaborative piece of art.

Artist's Reception: Monday, November 14, 2005 @ 11:00AM-1:00PM Performing Arts Center

Art Exhibition: Monday, November 14, 2005-December 1, 2005 in Performing Arts Center

 

Spring 2005 Artist Events

Visiting Artists: Lorenzo Bugarini
Thursday, January 27 @ 8:45A—4:45P in the Art Studio
This Mata Ortiz artist will host a ceramic arts presentation on traditional clay techniques.

Visiting Artists: Ana Thiel
Monday,  May 2 @ 11:00AM in J141
This San Miguel de Allende glass sculptor will host a presentation on the creative process of design in contemporary glass sculpture.

Visiting Artists: Jiang Hua
Tuesday and Thursday, March 22 and 24 @ 8:45A—4:45P in the Art Studio
A ceramic skills presentation, which includes the potter's wheel, and hand building with slabs of clay. His work is contemporary in style, relying upon juxtaposition of contrasting textures, form and color to create a strong emotional effect.

Day of Dialogue: Examining Alternative Belief Systems
Thursday, April 21 @ 10:30A in KSC208
A presentation on several alternative beliefs systems including, but not limited to Santeria and Wicca.
  Fall 2004 Artist Events

Lucy and Lorenzo Bugarini
Tuesday, August 31 @ 8:30A—1:30P in the Art Studio
Mata Ortiz artists will host a ceramic arts presentation on traditional clay techniques.

Jiang Hua
Tuesday and Thursday, September 28 & 30 @ 8:00A—1:45P in the Art Studio
A presentation of ceramic skills on the potter's wheel, and in hand-building with slabs of clay. His work is contemporary in style, relying upon juxtaposition of contrasting textures, form and color to create a strong emotional effect.

Professor F. Arturo Rosales, Ph.D.
Professor of History at Arizona State University
Tuesday, October 19 @ 9:00AM in KSC208
A Day of Dialogue on Ethnicity entitled Understanding Our Hispanic Community a Visual History

Understanding the Islamic Worldview
Tuesday, November 9 @ 10:30A in KSC Gallery (upstairs)
A discussion on how the West's customs are both similar and different.
Session hosted by: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
 

Fall 2003 Artist Events

Mata Ortiz Ceramics
Thursday, August 28 @12:30P and 6:00P in the Art Studio
Luci and Lorenzo Bugarini are returning to our campus to show their amazing skill at transforming simple clay into beautiful works of art. They will form a pot, polish the surface and paint an intricate decoration using a human hair brush. This is a rare opportunity to witness firsthand: "The Miracle of Mata Ortiz"

World Music Marathon
Saturday, September 27 @ 7:30-9:30pm in the Studio Theatre
Anya - Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazillian music, Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix, and Nosotros--Latin/South American music will perform as part of fundraiser for the Palomino Elementary School’s library. $5 admission, plus a children’s book. All proceeds will be donated to the Palomino Elementary School library.

Ethnic Dialogue
Tuesday, October 7 @ 10:30A in the Amphitheater
Dr. Joseph L. Graves, Jr., Professor of Evolutionary Biology, will be speaking about his research and recent publication entitled, The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium. Dr. Graves host a book signing immediately following his presentation.


Spring 2003 Artist Events

Chinese Visiting Artists
Thursday, February 6 @ 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM in the Art Studio
Chinese ceramists, Luo Xiao Ping and Luo Junya, host a one-day presentation and demonstration on the traditional methods for making teapots. Teapots and other wares will be for sale.

Diversity Panel and Potluck
Thursday, April 17 @ 10:30AM in B208
A panel presentation with individuals representing a variety of backgrounds, which include age, disabilities, ethnicity, sexual preference, etc. The presentation will be followed by a potluck luncheon.


Fall 2002 Author Events

Dorothy Ellis Barnett’s “Losing Geography, Discovering Self”
September 17, 2002 @ 2pm  PVCC Room B208Ms. Barnett has won numerous awards for scholarship and writing. She is founding editor of two Texas poetry journals. She writes fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screen-plays. She is the Program Coordinator for Creative Writing at Austin Community College where she is Associate Professor of Creative Writing.

Tom Miller
September 24, 2002 @ 10:30am  PVCC  Library, E-building
Mr. Miller has written about the American Southwest and Latin America for more than thirty years. He is the editor of Travelers' Tales Cuba: True Stories and serves as Adjunct Research Associate in the Latin American Area at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Denise Chávez
October 1, 2002 @ 7pm PVCC Room B208
Ms. Chávez is a novelist, short story writer, playwright, actress, and teacher. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University. Her one-woman show, Women in the State of Grace, has toured throughout the United States.

Rubén Martínez
October 10, 2002 @ 10:30am • PVCC • Student Union, B-building
Mr. Martínez is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, poet, author, and performer. He is a correspondent for Religion & Ethics news Weekly, WNET-PBS, Independent View, KQED-PBS, and contributing essayist on All Things Considered, National Public Radio. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, ABC's Nightline and Politically Incorrect, and PBS's Frontline.

O. Ricardo Pimentel
October 15, 2002 @ 9am • PVCC • Room B208
Mr. Pimentel is an editorial columnist for The Arizona Republic and writes on public policy with an emphasis on Latino affairs. He is also nationally syndicated with Tribune Media Services. He has authored two fiction books. He was managing editor of the Tucson Citizen, and a Washington D.C. correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, covering Congress, federal agencies and the U.S. Supreme Court.

David Lee
October 21, 2002 @ 12 Noon • PVCC • Room B208
Mr. Lee is currently the Chair of the Department of Language at Southern Utah University. Known as Utah's "Pig Poet" for his many poems of rural life and particularly poems about pig farming, Lee is a poet with a national reputation. He has published more than seven full-length books of poetry. His collection of poems, My Town, was the winner of the 1995 Western States Book Award for Poetry. He was named Utah's First State Poet Laureate in 1997, and will serve in the position for five years.

Alberto Ríos
October 29, 2002 @ 10:30am • PVCC • Room B208
Mr. Ríos is a poet and Regents' Professor of English at Arizona State University. His is the author of several books, one of which won the Western States Book Award. Rios holds numerous awards including the Arizona Governor's Arts Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Stella Pope Duarte
November 7, 2002 @ 10:30am • PVCC • Room B208
Ms. Duarte is the critically acclaimed author of Fragile Night, a short story collection. She was born and raised in South Phoenix, in the barrios of Sonorita, and her background heavily inspires and influences her writing. She has taught courses at the University of Phoenix and Arizona State University, and currently works as Chair of counseling at Cesar Chavez High School.


Spring 2002

Peace and Conflict Resolution Presentation
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (formerly the Royal Ulster Constabulary).Presentation included political science, intercultural relations, and many other related topics.

Nature vs. Nurture Art Workshop
Artists, Justine Mantor and Jean Thomsen, conducted a two-day workshop to heal nature and heal ourselves through the use of landscapes and milagros.

Chinese Ceramics Presentation
Luo Xiao Ping and Luo Juna demonstrated teapot ceramics and sold tiny ceramic teapot necklaces and pottery tools.


Fall 2001

Mexican Artists Series
Erika Harrsch is a Mexican painter from San Miguel de Allende, who uses the human figure in innovative ways.

MAYA: Masters of Time
Lecture and slide presentation by Art Humanities professor, Gene Rister. Co-Sponsored with the Friends of Mexican Art.

Glass Sculpture Symposium
Glass Sculptress Ana Thiel from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico conducted a two-day symposium on glass sculpture.

Mata Ortiz Potters Workshop
Award-winning potters Lucy and Lorenzo Bugarini of Juan Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico demonstrated their ceramic art form at PVCC.

Ceramic Art Workshop
Three-day workshop featuring Juan Quezada, founder of the Mata Ortiz Chihuahua, Mexico ceramic artists colony.