With over 20% of the world's proven oil reserves, the importance of Saudi Arabia to the United States (and the world) has been clear for some time. That does not mean, however, that Saudi Arabia's place in the world is simple or straightforward; far from it. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Saudi Arabia. We will cover Saudi history, the current impact of the Arab Spring, and the complicated role played by Wahhabi Islam and Sunni Islam in the country and the region.
Have you ever wondered what life is like on the prairie? Come learn about some of the North American animals and plants that call the prairie home with staff from the Rocky Mountain National Arsenal, a National Wildlife Refuge in our very own backyard! From prairie dogs to American bison, bring your family and discover how wildlife has figured out ways to adapt to the unique prairie ecosystem.
This event will be open to all ages but will be targeted for elementary school aged children and their caregivers.
The fall Colorado ballot promises to stir up strong emotions in the state. With a variety of complex issues coming to a vote, it is important that we understand the ballot and what is at stake. Join Active Minds for an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the arguments on each side of the proposals.
Denver's pre-eminent male vocalist has been dazzling nighttime concert goers for decades. And he is making a rare daytime visit to Denver Public Library for this concert celebrating classics of Jazz and the American songbook. Appearing by special arrangement, this is a not-to-be-missed concert of a Denver vocal treasure. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
The civil unrest that began in late January 2011 with the removal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to roil this critically important Arab country. Subsequent President Mohammad Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army in July 2013 after mass protests. Join Active Minds as we explore the origins and implications of Egypt’s current situation and where this story may go from here.
This June marks 40 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds. Join Active Minds as we use this anniversary to reflect on a century of women's progress in the United States. From women's suffrage to the Women's Liberation movement of the 1960's to the role of women in the workforce today and the serious consideration of a woman for President, we will examine how far women have come as well as what many claim remains undone.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting an extraordinary Mayan exhibit from February 14th to August 24th, 2014. Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science. This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization and can serve as a perfect primer for those interested in attending the exhibit. Either way, attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world.
This program is being brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds®.