Lectures and Presentations

Active Minds: The Year 1963

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The year 1963 is considered a definitive year in the history of the civil rights movement. It also saw the peak of the Cold War, the seeds of the feminist movement, the rise of the youth culture, and the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.

This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds.
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Active Minds: The Discovery of the South Pole

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

December 15th is the anniversary of the discovery of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings." The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races prior to the race to the moon and was full of tragedy and triumph. It featured tiny, newly independent Norway against the British Empire, upon which the "sun never set." It was David vs Goliath. Join us as we tell the gripping story of those who perished and prevailed in this epic quest.

Soul Stories: The Changing Face of Denver - An Exploration of Race and Ethnicity

Lectures and Presentations
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

The Blair-Caldwell Library and Soul Stories are teaming up to host a creative, musical, and structured dialogue on race and ethnicity in Denver!

Active Minds: The Supreme Court in Transition

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we look closely at the Supreme Court in transition. Join Active Minds as we will take a “behind the curtain” approach to the process of Senate confirmation, highlighting the key players and their motives in order to assess how the court may change. Comparison to historic confirmations will be made in order to better understand the intricacies of the process.
Active Minds

Amelia Rose Earhart of 9NEWS: Around the World Pilot

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Named by the Jaycees as one of the “Top Ten Young Americans,” Amelia Rose Earhart set out to complete the 1937 flight of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart. Her 28,000 mile flight around the world in a single engine aircraft became a symbol of determination, courage, and empowerment for anyone who has ever sought new horizons. Come hear Amelia speak of her adventures and prepare to be inspired!

How to Feed the Future

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come learn about the important relationship between nutrition, agricultural and environmental sustainability, and how innovative food production technologies will address how to feed our future. Presented by Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant, Mary Lee Chin.

$ecure Colorado - North of 50 Seminar

Lectures and Presentations
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 55+ population loses a minimum of $2.9 billion every year to investment fraud, and for those who are already retired, these losses are nearly impossible to recoup. In response, the Colorado Division of Securities has developed the $ecure Colorado campaign, to instruct you on the risk factors of financial fraud, how to spot and stop fraud and what to do if you’re victimized.

Learning Ally - Experience Dyslexia

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Experience Dyslexia® is a hands-on simulation activity that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning disability. Through six distinct stations, it provides a lively, thought-provoking activity for parents, teachers, or anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia.

The Supreme Court in Transition

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we look closely at the Supreme Court in transition. Experience a “behind the curtain” approach to the process of Senate confirmation, highlighting the key players and their motives in order to assess how the court may change. We’ll also make comparisons to historic confirmations in order to better understand the intricacies of the process.

Denver History

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

Come learn the stories of the Mile High City. You will learn how our city was founded and the roles played by William Larimer, John Evans, and others. We will trace the development of this resilient city that has enjoyed tremendous booms and weathered debilitating busts. Bring your favorite Denver trivia to share!

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