The Juanita Gray Community Service Award is presented to African American men and women who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Mrs. Gray’s commitment to the community. Established in 1987, this award kicks off the Library’s celebration of Black History Month.
Local African American Artists discuss their work in the Arts. Moderator: Holly Hurd; Panelists: Lisa Grady-Willis, Helen Littlejohn, Lady Speech, Rosie Smith, Lea Chapman and Dannette Hollowell. Co-sponsored by Art Blaque.
The Gullah (or Geechee) are a distinctive group of African Americans, traditionally residing in the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, that have maintained connections with their African heritage. The Garifuna (or Garinagu), formerly called Black Caribs, are a mixture of people indigenous to the Caribbean and the Africans that arrived in the area, who now reside in Central America. Both of these groups have retained their language, history, and culture, never losing sight of their distinctive identities.
To commemorate Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Colorado Humanities invites you to join us in presenting Black History Live with Hasan Davis as Angus Augustus Burleigh, a 19th century ex-slave, soldier and scholar who became an acclaimed black educator and minister. Davis will interact with the audience as Burleigh. Join us for this unique way of exploring history.
Celebrate African American History Month with African Drumming. Join master drummer Gill as he teaches and performs on African drums. Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Afroamericana con tambores africanos. El maestro Gill tocará una variedad de tambores africanos y te enseñará a tocarlos también.
Skip the roses and the surf-n-turf dinner, and celebrate the most meaningless holiday in the most meaningful way – with chocolate and murder. Fresh City Life is teaming up with the cool cats at Curious Theatre for a special night for lovers, singles and friends, so grab a buddy. Chocolate tasting with coffee begins at 6:30 p.m. Then we’ll have some fun reading a script from NBC’s Law and Order about love gone wrong. All in celebration of Curious Theatre’s new production of Becky Shaw, the dark comedy about a blind date that affects all the main characters. Registration is required.
Curious Theatre Company partners with Stories on Stage and Lighthouse Writers Workshop, to present stories written by Iraq veterans. Selections from Stories on Stage's Veteran Affairs, will be performed by Timothy McCracken and Curious Theatre Company member Mare Trevathan; followed by readings from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, performed by Curious Theatre Company actors. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/4217 or call 720-865-1206.
Challenge your cerebrum with a clever problem. Investigate the nervous system as you observe a sheep brain dissection. Pone a prueba tu cerebro con un ingenioso problema. Observa la disección del cerebro de una oveja y estudia el sistema nervioso.