Events at the Blair-Caldwell Library
Ferguson Revisited: 4 Months Later
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 p.m.
Associate Professor Hillary Potter will present her ongoing ethnographic research conducted in Ferguson, Missouri, which investigates the legal, socio-structural, community, and racialized responses and issues surrounding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Professor Potter will be joined by Anthony Grimes, founder of the The Denver Ferguson Freedom Riders.
Book Talk with Walter Rhett: The Southern Photographs of Dorothea Lange, 1936-1939
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.
Writer and bookmaker, Walter Rhett writes daily comments for the New York Times, a weekly blog for the San Francisco Chronicle online, and publishes the blogs, Southern Perlo and Black History 360* along with books for mobile and print. “I build visual worlds on physical and viral pages where stories take place,” he says. His writing combines thoroughness, authority, discovery, seriousness, and humor. His new book, “The Southern Photographs of Dorothea Lange, 1936-1939,” completes a 5 year project and is the first published compilation of legendary photographer Dorothea Lange's Southern photographs.
Lincoln Hills: Memory Kitchen
Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m.
Performance artist Lonnie McCabe portrays the personal childhood story of Linda “KaiKai” Tucker, a woman whose uncle was the founder of Lincoln Hills (1925-1965), one of only four African-American resorts in the United States at the time.
Lonnie McCabe is a mother of three and a recipient of the Colorado Trust Fellows Project, receiving a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She is an actor, storyteller, vocalist, writer and director. She is currently working with Time And Place, TAP into Colorado History and brings living history into your classroom, business or event. She works at History Colorado where she tells the story Lincoln Hills, the Black Resort in Coal Creek Canyon.
For more information contact Lonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-301-3181.
Pieces Never Missing
Saturday, March 28 and April 4, 2:30 p.m.
Engaging Fathers As Stakeholders In Their Children’s Academic Achievement workshop will explore the importance of engaging men/fathers in the educational sector of their children’s lives. It will also explore methods of making schools father friendly. Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn to recognize, appreciate and celebrate each parent's gift that facilitates the healthy development of their children.
Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring ® is an innovative program focusing on parent engagement education and safety in schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father figures to provide an unobtrusive fathering presence, and a positive and active role-model for students.
For more information contact Dwayne Meeks, Executive Director, Engagement Speaker and Coach at email@example.com or visit http://www.urbancolors.org/
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