Performance and Presentations

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Kuumba

Performance and Presentations
1:00 pm

You are invited to learn about and celebrate the Kwanzaa principle Kuumba (Creativity); to do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. This event will feature a performer and light refreshments.

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Nia

Performance and Presentations
6:00 pm

You are invited to learn about and celebrate the Kwanzaa principle Nia (Purpose); to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. This event will feature a performer and light refreshments.

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Ujamaa

Performance and Presentations
11:00 am

You are invited to learn about and celebrate the Kwanzaa principle Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics); to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. This event will feature a performer and light refreshments.

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm

You are invited to learn about and celebrate the Kwanzaa principle Kujichagulia (Self-Determination); to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. This event will feature a performer and light refreshments.

The word "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits." Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and ends with a communal feast called the Karamu on January 1. Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that celebrates Family, Community and Culture. The seven days of Kwanzaa match the seven principles celebrated during the week.

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Umoja

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm

You are invited to learn about and celebrate the Kwanzaa principle Umoja (Unity); to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. This event will feature a performer and light refreshments.

The word "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits." Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and ends with a communal feast called the Karamu on January 1. Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that celebrates Family, Community and Culture. The seven days of Kwanzaa match the seven principles celebrated during the week.

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Play-Ground Theatre Wild West Show / Teatro Play-Ground: espectáculo del Viejo Oeste

Performance and Presentations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Giddy up! It's time to ride, rope, and wrangle in this hilarious, interactive, kids' comedy show.
¡Arre, arre, caballitos! Ya llegó el momento de riatas y rodeos en este divertido espectáculo participativo que les harán reír a carcajadas.

Active Minds Presents: China’s Human Rights Struggle

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

Twenty-five years ago, China’s human rights issues were showcased to the world by the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Join Active Minds as we look at how modern China continues to struggle with the balance between authoritarian government and basic human rights. We will highlight the ways in which Chinese society is restricted as we peer through the lens of American freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

Active Minds Presents: Eleanor Roosevelt

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

As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. This lecture will examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations.

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta: Music for Growing Families

Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month for family programming at the Sam Gary Branch Library!

This month we welcome award-winning songwriter Katherine Dines and her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music, for some toe-tapping, hand-clapping, knee-slapping musical fun!

Children and adults alike will delight in this creative mix of story songs, sing-alongs, sign language, movement, zany props, global instruments, and more.

The History and Evolution of Hate Crime Laws

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Ezekiel Rankin, retired sergeant with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for a presentation on the History, Definition and Evolution of Hate Crime Law in the United States.

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