Monthly Topics Archive

 This is a list of the topics we discussed at our monthly meetings since 2003.

If you would like to have a complete list of the topics and full descriptions in a document, you can view and download a PDF of the Topics and Descriptions  by clicking HERE.

If you scroll down and hover over each topic title in turn you can read a brief description of that topic in a pop-up box.

 

July and August 2014 - Summer Break, no meetings

June 2014 - We did not hold our annual Juneteenth Celebration this year due to conflicts with the memorials for Dr Vincent Harding

May 2014 - Dog Whistle Politics

April 2014 – AIDS/HIV in the Communities of Color

March 2014 – Updating “The Talk”

February 2014 – What Is Really Happening to Denver’s Homeless Neighbors?

January 2014 – Neutralized or Obsolete?

December 2013 – 12 Years a Slave Debriefing

November 2013 – The Stress of Being Invisible

October 2013 – Educating Young Men of Color

September 2013 – Justice in the Age of Trayvon Martin

 

July and August 2013 – summer break, no meetings

June 2013 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2013 – Generations Apart: Black Women's Attitudes about Race and Social Justice

April 2013 – Canceled due to snow storm

March 2013 – The Legacies of Slavery – Part 2

February 2013 – The Legacies of Slavery – Part 1

January 2013 –Stories of Race in the Family

December 2012 – Meeting canceled

November 2012 – The Impact of Changing Demographics on Race Relations in America

October 2012 – Is It Always About Race?

September 2012 – Twice as Good, Half as Black

 

July and August 2012 – summer break, no meetings

June 2012 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2012 – The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in America

April 2012 – Immigration, Part 2

March 2012 – Immigration, Part 1

February 2012 – A Nigerian Immigration Experience

January 2012 – Attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award Ceremony

December 2011 – Warmth of Other Suns

November 2011 – Freedom Riders Film

October 2011 -- What is hard and what is good about talking about Racism

September 2011 – Who Do You Assume I Am?

 

July and August 2011 – summer break, no meetings

June 2011 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2011 – Lessons Learned

April 2011 – Is Sex Discrimination Still a Problem?

March 2011 – Lessons and Insights from the Michelle Alexander Events

February 2011 – Continuing the Conversation

January 2011 – Race R Us

December 2010 – How the Founding Fathers Planted and Cultivated the Seeds of Racism in the American Ethos

November 2010 – What Does Healing Look Like?

October 2010 – How Race Benefitted the Founding of America

September 2010 – End of Summer Review

 

July and August 2010 – summer break, no meetings

June 2010 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2010 – The New Jim Crow

April 2010 – Emotional Aspects of Discussing Race – Part 2

March 2010 – Emotional Aspects of Discussing Race

February 2010 – Developments in Brain Science Impacting Our Understanding of Race

January 2010 – Wearing the Hijab

December 2009 – Making Choices Within “The Club” Membership

November 2009 – Ft. Hood Shootings and Implications for Muslim Americans

October 2009 – Membership in the Club

September 2009 – Teachable Moments

 

July and August 2009 – summer break, no meetings

June 2009 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2009 – Day to Day Survival

April 2009 – Defining Post-Racial America

March 2009 – Screening Traces of the Trade and Author Visit

February 2009 – Evolving Racialized Images in the Media

January 2009 – Defining an Ally: How Can We Support Each Other?

December 2008 – You Are Here. Now, where is that?

November 2008 – The Election of a New President

October 2008 – How the Wealth Was Won

September 2008 – Defining Patriotism

 

July and August 2008 – summer break, no meetings

June 2008 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2008 – The National Reaction to Rev. Jeremiah Wright

April 2008 – How Do We Talk About Race in America & Obama’s Race Speech

March 2008 – Complexities of Repair: “Banished”

February 2008 – Sundance Review -- White Redemption

January 2008 – Dr. Vincent Harding: Catching Up with Martin Luther King Jr.

December 2007 – More stories

November 2007 – It’s Not Over Yet – the Historical Development of Institutional Racism

October 2007 – The Holographic Nature of Supremacy

September 2007 – The Race Changing Room

 

July and August 2007 – summer break, no meetings

June 2007 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2007 – White Privilege Conference Reports

April 2007 – The Levels of Racism

March 2007 – A Racial Check Up: Clara Villarosa Visits

February 2007 – White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversation

January 2007 – Obamamania: What’s the Significance of His Popularity?

December 2006 – Waging a War On (Of) Terror, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

November 2006 – Gov. Richard Lamm’s speech on How to Destroy America

October 2006 – Prison system of Colorado

September 2006 – Hurricane Katrina aftermath

 

July and August 2006 – summer break, no meetings

June 2006 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2006 – Immigration: A complex cultural issue

April 2006 – Coming to the Table Conference, meeting with descendents of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings; and “CSA: The Confederate States of America”

March 2006 – Playing the Sexual Race Card

February 2006 – Black/White Reactions to the O.J. Verdict

January 2006 – Who Gets to Be White

December 2005 – Becoming a White Ally

November 2005 – White Identity Development

October 2005 – Afrocentricity [Dr. Robert Atwell]

September 2005 – Joint event with Jonathan Kozol

 

July and August 2005 – summer break, no meetings

June 2005 – Annual Juneteenth celebration

May 2005Traces of the Trade documentary about the journey of healing for descendents of America’s largest slave trading family

April 2005 – Changing the Racial Narrative [Dr. Tink Tinker]

March 2005 – The Oscars, Oprah, and New Age Racism

February 2005 – Unconscious Influences on Racial Attitudes
December 2004 – The Elephant in the Room: What racial issues are not being discussed in America?

November 2004 – Healing from a Difficult Election: Breaking the Cycle

October 2004 – Preventing Another American Apartheid: Japanese American interment camps [Marge Taniwaki]

September 2004 – Revisiting our stories

 

July and August 2004 – summer break, no meetings

June 2004 – Juneteenth Celebration

May 2004 – Brown v. Board of Education

April 2004 – Gays, Civil Rights, and the Black Community [Rev. Gil Caldwell]

March 2004 – Racism and Textbooks

February 2004 – Col. John Mosley and the Tuskegee Airmen

January 2004 – That Vision Thing – The Future of Race Relations

December 2003 – The Negro in America, 1963

November 2003 – Out of Country Experiences

September 2003 – How do whites feel about race and affirmative action?

Plus a tribute to Barbara Reed

August 2003 – African American Research Library tour

July 2003 – Race: The Power of an Illusion, hour 2

June 2003 – Juneteenth Celebration / Helen Littlejohn’s poetry

May 2003 – The Relationship of Race and Religion [Rev. Gil Caldwell / Dr. Phil Campbell]

April 2003 – Stories

March 2003 – What is happening to integration? / Lani Guinier

February 2003 – What’s changing in the culture?

January 2003 – America’s “Trent Lott moment”

For information about earlier conversations see the PDF that lists all the topics we have discussed.

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