Education, Dialogue, Social Action
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Isabella Bird Community School 2701 Lima Street Denver, CO 80238
The ñ Experience, is an engaging 90-minute presentation that combines a screening of the documentary “being ñ” infused with directors cut-style commentary from the film’s star and co-director Denise Soler Cox, offering viewers a unique perspective on the film and an unforgettable live experience.
In 90 minutes, Denise leads the audience on a powerful journey of cultural self-discovery and personal reflection. The result is a heartfelt, humorous and interactive experience that offers audiences a refreshing perspective on how to talk about culture and the feelings we all share around acceptance.
Post-screening we will host a dynamic discussion with Mayor Michael Hancock on the film and themes of culture, acceptance, bias, and privilege.
For more information and to register for this free event click here.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Meet Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the acclaimed mystery novel,
“Among the Ruins”
From the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets, comes Among the Ruins, another powerful novel exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman’s murder.
Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Tattered Cover Book Store 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80206
Ausma Zehanat Khan holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She has practiced immigration law and taught human rights law at Northwestern University and York University. She is the former Editor in Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women. Khan currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Professor Nader Hashemi, Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.
Free and open to the public and all murder mystery novel lovers!
Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
A Presentation on Bullying and Assaults on Marginalized Members of Our Community
We will open with remarks from Jeremy Shaver, Assistant Regional Director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League. Jeremy will share what has happened locally and nationally since the election on 11/8/16.
We will then hear from an interfaith panel (Rev. Dawn Duval, Iman Jodeh and Katica Roy) about what has happened to them personally and to members of their communities.
Jeremy will conclude the presentation with suggestions for ways the audience members can respond to bullying situations that occur in their presence.
We will then break into small groups and share our experiences and reflections.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral (Dagwell Hall) 1350 Washington Street, Denver 80203
Free attendance – All are welcome
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
## Join us on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 ## at The Denver Islamic Society ## 2124 South Birch Street, Denver, CO 80222
Doors will open at 6:30 pm for Table Assignments. Program begins at 7:00. We will conclude at 8:30 pm
Out of respect for our host, please dress modestly and plan to remove your shoes upon entering. We encourage women to wear a head-scarf.
Please hold these dates for future monthly dialogues: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm February 28th, March 28th, April 25thand May 23rd
At these dialogue events we will:
•Encourage an atmosphere of mutual trust and open sharing.
•Foster mutually beneficial and inspiring relationships.
•Create a foundation for further collaboration and interaction.
Free attendance – All are welcome, but we need your RSVP to ensure we have enough seating.
To RSVP, scroll to “Connect” below and click on the “firstname.lastname@example.org” link.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Megan Devenport, Executive Director of Building Bridges and Liz Hamel, Program Director, will help us share ideas about navigating family tension during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
“Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and also a time when simmering differences of opinion come to a boil around the dinner table.
Megan and Liz will lead an interactive discussion on practical tools to navigate disagreement and tension with the family during the Thanksgiving Holiday, and beyond.”
Building Bridges’ goal is to equip young people with the communication and leadership skills necessary to address the root cause of hatred, discrimination, and violent conflict. We create a safe space for young people to meet face to face with those they have been taught to fear. Together, they develop personal connections based on empathy and respect and the confidence to transform divisive attitudes in their communities.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 (4:00 – 6:00 pm) at B’nai Havurah: Denver Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation 6445 E. Ohio Ave. Denver, CO 80224
This event is sponsored solely by the Abrahamic Initiative. We are grateful to B’nai Havurah for allowing us to use their facilities.
There is no cost for this event – All are welcome