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October 2016

Celebrating Our Immigrant Heritage: An Evening of Stories

October 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Did you or your ancestors come to the United States? How? Why? What has your story of immigration meant to you and your family? Share &/or watch as Playback Theatre West turns stories into art & community, on the spot! A FREE event in Honor of Boulder’s Immigrant Heritage Week Celebration as part of the One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project. Sponsored by the City of Boulder.

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Boulder’s Inaugural Indigenous People’s Day Celebration

October 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - October 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Various
Free

Celebrate Boulder's first Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration, spanning Sunday and Monday, October 9th and 10th! October 9 2-7 p.m. City Council Chambers & Lobby, 1777 Broadway 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  Opening Song and Prayer: Matene Strikes First 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  Resolution Reading: Boulder Mayor Pro Tem Mary Young, Mayor Suzanne Jones 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Traditional Dancers: Colorado American Indian Dance 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Keynote:  Dr. James Anaya, Dean of CU Law School and author of the UN…

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Speaking Out Loud In Different Voices

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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Free

Community is invited to discuss the issues surrounding Immigration both in our local community, nationally, and internationally. To focus the conversation short poems, articles, excerpts will be provided. All are invited. Light refreshments will be served.

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Día de los Muertos Exhibition and Opening Reception

October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO
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The Dia de los Muertos exhibition will be in the Swan Atrium, a two-story space full of light in our new addition, this year. It will showcase original artwork by local artists Carlos Fresquez and Francisco Zamora. Carlos Fresquez Salón de ilegales/Salon of Illegals is a mixed media installation of various landscape paintings and prints. Fresquez has dismantled familiar images of idyllic American landscapes by inserting the running family from “Illegal Immigrant Crossing” signs used in southwestern border states into each…

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Guided Trolley Tour of Día de los Muertos

October 14, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Longmont CO 80501 United States + Google Map

Hop on the trolley for a guided tour of Día de los Muertos Longmont style! Your tour guide will share the history, traditions and local adaptation of this Central American holiday that is spreading worldwide! You will visit the Longmont Museum and various downtown locations. Buy tickets

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Barrio E’ Cultural Nights

October 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BarrioE Centro, 421 Main Street
Longomont, CO United States
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Experience cultures from around the world through music, dance and food!

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From Privilege to Promise Mind & Soul Symposium

October 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am - October 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am
United Church of Christ – Longmont, 1500 9th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501 United States
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Free

From Privilege to Promise is a Symposium designed to help all of us learn to transform our privileges and gifts into progress toward the promise of social justice. Our goal is to help create positive change in our community through learning, listening and the practice of compassion in action. REGISTER HERE This event is offered at no cost to the public  as a gift to the community by Mind & Soul (formerly the Lay Clergy Institute) and the First Congregational…

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Climate Change and Mexico-U.S. Migration

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
YWCA of Boulder County, 2222 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Free

Dr. Lori Hunter, Professor of Sociology at CU-Boulder, will present her collaborative research that examines the intersection between Mexico-US migration and changes in temperature and rainfall in rural Mexico. Findings suggest that climate vulnerability of rural Mexican households plays a role in migration decision-making.

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Seminar: Immigration and its Influence on the Caribbean Music

October 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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Free

Tamil Maldonado, Director of Barrio E’, will discuss diversity, history and how the Caribbean's art, music, musical instruments and dance were influenced by immigration from other countries. The Caribbean has been a place people have come to; paths and countries depending on years and circumstances. She will talk about ancestry and current conditions. This Seminar allows people to explore and learn about how history in the Caribbean has left its long term mark in the world. The goal is to…

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The Latino Contribution to Boulder County’s Agriculture

October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Left Hand Grange Niwot, CO 80544 United States + Google Map
Free

Latinos have been essential contributors to Boulder County, but their history is not well known.  Over the past 3 years, the Boulder County Latino History Project has gathered a great deal of information about people from Spanish-speaking backgrounds.  In this presentation, Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, a member of the Advisory Committee of the BCLHP, will talk about the project and what it has accomplished, together with sharing some stories from her family.  Marjorie McIntosh will then provide some information about Latinos' roles…

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