Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries is pleased to present the 2020 Lecture series. All lectures are held at 4 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom and are free unless otherwise noted.
On Jan. 16, Barbara Marriott will discuss SaddleBrooke’s Hidden History. Attendees will travel through the mists and myths of time to visit the hidden history of SaddleBrooke and Catalina. Images from the ancient Native Americans to the modern residents of today tell the historical story of our land, its heritage, and legends.
Dr. Marriott holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, something she says has helped her understand the people and cultures she writes about. In her varied professional life, she has been an advertising copywriter, a journalist, and a college professor. She created a widely read English newspaper in Nice, France, was a Vogue Prix de Paris finalist, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women.
Scott Warren will speak on Feb. 13. His lecture “Borders, Walls and Immigration in Arizona” a historical and geographical of the formation of the Arizona-Mexico border and its evolution since the 1800s. Dr. Warren will discuss historical and contemporary efforts to demarcate the boundary through bi-national surveys, the construction of fences and walls and policing. He will also offer a contemporary survey of what the border looks like today from the New Mexico line to Yuma. This lecture is intended to increase awareness of the current state of the Arizona-Mexico border and the policies that affect the borderland.
Scott Warren is a cultural geographer living in Ajo, Arizona. He researches and teaches about the intersection of people and place at the Mexico-U.S. border.
Stay tuned for announcements of future lectures.