Feed Your Mind (A Lecture Series with the University of Denver): Global Social Change: From Colonization to Creating Regenerative Futures


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Join Sarah Bexell, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Faculty Director at the Center for Sustainability at the University of Denver as she presents

Global Social Change: From Colonization to Creating Regenerative Futures

Sometimes the rate of social change these days can feel overwhelming, and at other times, too slow to dampen our existential dread of social and/or environmental apocalypse. Some days we may think that humanity can never change the destructive systems that seem to be hurtling us to extinction. In this presentation we will trace broad social changes since the colonial era and what catalyzed them, then focus on the active hope that drives contemporary social change, primarily driven by younger generations and traditional wisdom, and toward a regenerative and humane human presence on Earth.

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About this series:

Denver Public Library is partnering with the University of Denver to offer a 4-week lecture series featuring a different DU professor presenting on the theme of "Change" each Thursday in April. 2-3 pm at the Ross-University Hills branch library.

April 6 Storytelling and the Advancement of Agricultural Workers' Rights in Colorado with Alejandro Cerón, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology

April 13 Understanding Implications of Implicit and Explicit Bias in Schools with Kamilah Legette, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology 

April 27 Fighting for Rights: Women's Movements on the Frontlines of Change with Marie Berry, PhD, Director, Sie Cheou-Kang Center; Director, Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative, Korbel School of International Studies

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