Lectures and Presentations

Soul Stories

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

Soul Stories is a community that is built around the vulnerabilities of being human. We share our imperfect narratives with courage and acceptance. The result? Groups of people who empower each other to be stronger versions of themselves. Space is created for connection through mindful activities, artistic expression, and story-sharing dialogue.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

Active Minds: Peace in Ireland (Fantastic Voyage, Stop 3)

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Fantastic Voyage: A Year-Long Tour of the World at Ross-University Hills Branch Library.
In 2016, we’re going to take you around the world from the comfort of the library! Join us as Active Minds whisks you away to a different location on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Get your “passport” stamped at as many Fantastic Voyage events as possible and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of 2016!

Our third stop on the tour is Ireland!

Active Minds presents Venice: Biography of a City

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Fantastic Voyage, Stop 2:
Venice: Biography of a City

Fantastic Voyage: A Year-Long Tour of the World at Ross-University Hills Branch Library.
In 2016, we’re going to take you around the world from the comfort of the library! Join us as Active Minds whisks you away to a different location on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Get your “passport” stamped at as many Fantastic Voyage events as possible and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of 2016!

Our second stop on the tour is Venice!

Film Screening: Keep A Light In Your Window

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room

The Peoples' Production Company LLC will screen the film on the life of Daddy Bruce Randolph and provide time for a talkback session with both the film producer, Ronald Wooding and film director, Elgin Cahill.

Active Minds: Putin's Russia

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

Having influenced the country far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old. Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin, including Russia’s involvement in the current situation in Ukraine.

Active Minds

Active Minds: Malcolm X

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

As we mark 50 years since the death of Malcolm X this February, join Active Minds for a review of the life and legacy of this controversial civil rights leader. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, but his detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. We will examine how Malcolm X’s efforts impacted history and how his ideas continue to influence our society today.

From Renaissance to Revolution: An Afternoon of Literature by African American Women Writers

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

To celebrate Women’s History month, we invite you to come hear a panel of literature lovers from the community read historic works written by African American women. The panel will present a diverse sampler of poetry and prose from different eras, including pieces from the Harlem Renaissance to the Revolutionary Black Power eras of the sixties and seventies, and beyond.

Bio:
Wendy Robinson is a writer and facilitator who grew up in the Five Points area.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

Colorado Humanities Presents: Black History Live - Rosa Parks

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

National humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone will portray Rosa Parks teaching how one woman, in 1955, through determination and will, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, starting the Civil Rights Movement.

The Sophisticate's Tea

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

Second only to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, except for in the U.S. Over the next five years however, tea will become the newest craft beverage wave that swells across our nation. Come hear Denver-based company, The Sophisticate's Tea, discuss the American tea revolution and what it means for our local community and country.

Reception - History, Heritage and Honor in the Essence of the West Part 2

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

Explore fine oil paintings of the Black American West. Light Refreshments Served.

Local artist Lesa Rose Webb was born in Los Angeles, Calif. and graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an Associates in Art degree. She specializes in the production of high quality fine art paintings of people and cultures of color. She works in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. Her bold and graphic depictions have also been rendered in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Visit her website at https://lesarose.wordpress.com/.

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