Our friends at the CCJRC have sent along these announcements of upcoming events they are sponsoring.
First, there will be a film showing of "Slavery by Another Name" followed by a discussion with CCJRC Board member and Executive Director of Second Chance Center, Hassan A Latif CAC.
Saturday, Februrary 22, 2:00 p.m.
Ford Warren Branch Library
2825 High St. Denver, CO 80205
Slavery By Another Name chronicles the dark history and rise of the use of inmate labor, chain gangs, and the genesis of the for-profit prison industry after the Civil War to undermine the goals of Reconstruction and racial equality. For more information about the event contact the library at 720-865-0920.
Slavery by Another Name challenges one of our country’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II. - See more at: http://www.slaverybyanothername.com/pbs-film/#sthash.MjMCKdlK.dpuf.
An Invitation to a CD Release Performance
You are invited to come to a party! It is the release of the Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices new CD, I’m Buildin’ Me a Home. We recorded the CD at a special concert on the Regis University campus in November 2012. We are delighted to release the CD and perform some songs at the party.
Monday, February 24, 2014 7:30 PM
Regis University St. Peter Claver Hall, Recital Hall
3333 Regis Blvd., Denver (West 50th Avenue & Lowell Blvd.)
The Recital Hall is in building C at the top of the map below the More line.
Written by Andrew Flack and directed by Denver’s own donnie l. betts, I Go On Singing delivers equal parts historical drama with a live concert experience. Musical numbers range from Spirituals to Broadway, and include original Robeson arrangements of favorites like Ol’ Man River, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Shenandoah, Scandalize My Name, It Ain’t Necessarily So, All Through the Night, Joe Hill, Deep River and many others.
Pete Seeger makes three video guest appearances discussing his friendship with Robeson and the music they shared in turbulent times.
See this FLYER for more information.
Facing History and Ourselves is thrilled to partner with the Boulder International Film Festival to present two documentary films about activism and social justice. We are also excited to announce that our friends from the film I Learn America are heading back to Denver for another free community screening. Check out the details on these amazing events with our partner organizations below.
There is so much to learn about our American history, much of which has been hidden, omitted or pushed to the background. I am so grateful for all the stories of our history now being restored and shared. Here is a compilation I’ve put together of some of the stories, programs and events available to us in the Denver/Boulder metro area and other venues, such as films & info available online.