Our next Symposium will be: February 5, 2020 at 6pm. Professors Richard Niemeyer and Karey James will discuss: "Creating spaces of change to deal with the psychological and biological consequences of racism" (the health effects of repeated experiences of racialized trauma and economic inequality and the role that plays in the criminal justice system). Here are the links:
1). "Why the myth of meritocracy hurts kids of color", M. D. Anderson
2). "Why are black students punished so often? Minnesota confronts a national quandary", by E. L. Green
3). "Racism hurts", by K. Kowalski
Thank You AGAIN to St. John’s Lutheran Church for another year of hosting our Symposium on Race! And Thank You to Betsy Crane for a fabulous evening in your lovely home on December 11, 2019!
Please respond via SIGN UP GENIUS. THANKS!
The SOR group has confirmed the use of the community room at St. John’s Lutheran Church on the following dates in 2020: February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3. Except for January, all of the dates are the first Wednesday of the month. Hope to see you there!
St. John's Lutheran Church
700 S. Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80209
700 S. Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80209
Upcoming Events in Our Community
This year’s Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver is Joy Reid from MSNBC. She will be speaking at Shorter Community AME Church on Wednesday, February 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will not be a reception before the event.
While there continues to be no charge for the event, this year we will have a RSVP procedure through Metro’s Noel Professor webpage: https://www.msudenver.edu/noel/ . Consequently, and in hopeful anticipation of a full house at Shorter, it will be a good idea to RSVP earlier rather than later.
Let me know if you have any questions. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone who might be interested.
Edmond F. Noel, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Velveta Howell will be inducted into the 2020 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, along with 9 other inspiring women trailblazers. Vel is the first African American lawyer to receive this honor. The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony/Gala is Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Convention Center, 650 15th St, Denver, Colorado 80202. Individual tickets are $175, and tables for 10 guests are $2000. Sponsorships are also available. For information on ticket purchases and sponsorships, visit https://www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/induction-gala/ . Please note that if tickets are not purchased by Saturday, February 15, 2020, CWHF cannot guarantee guests will be seated together or that, organizations or groups’ name placards will be placed on their table. Also, CWHA can't guarantee that sponsors’ names will be included in the gala program. If you plan to attend and would like to sit with guests of your choice as a group, please notify me when you purchase your tickets, and with whom you'd like to sit no later than February 13, 2020. If you'd like to buy a table or sponsor the event, go directly to the website above.
About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
Since 1985 the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame has inducted 162 women of various races, backgrounds, economic levels, career choices, political philosophies, and religious beliefs united by their outstanding contributions to society. The lives of these extraordinary women are shining examples of what can be achieved with passion, commitment, spirit, and the willingness to stand tall in the face of obstacles. They are trailblazers, visionaries, women of courage, glass-ceiling breakers, innovators, and rule-changers in all walks of life. Their contributions span Colorado’s colorful and storied history, reach its four corners, and have spread to touch our nation and our world.
They are teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, social activists, bankers, newspaper publishers, philanthropists, humanitarians, authors, a symphony conductor, a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a jurist, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, an historic preservationist, a true Western pioneer, an aviation pioneer, a former Miss America, and a Cheyenne princess, to name a few. While some are well known throughout Colorado and the nation, others were pioneers in their small communities. To learn more about inductees, visit: https://www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/women-in-the-hall/.
To share some insight into Vel's passions, below is the link to her interview on Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters.