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Changing the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity: Of The Spirit

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Of The Spirit
Posted on 01/14/2021
Join Colorado Humanities, in partnership with Aurora Public Library, for the online panel discussion “Of the Spirit” on Sunday, Jan. 17  at 7 p.m. The presentation will be broadcast on the Aurora Public Library Facebook page as well as Colorado Humanities’ Facebook and YouTube pages.

“Of the Spirit” is a panel discussion with a live Q&A on the topic of racial justice through a theological lens. Faith leaders from Colorado’s Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities will take part in the conversation. The panel will be moderated by Adrian Miller, executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches, and feature panelists Diana Thompson, Joan Bell-Haynes, Carlos Zarur and Kamel Elwazeir.

Rev. Diana Thompson is a Kaikyoshi minister at the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple. 
Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes is the Executive Regional Minister of the Central Rocky Mountain Region, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 
Carlos Zarur has taught in the University of Colorado Anthropology Department and The Jewish Studies Program and is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation on Sephardic Jews in Syria and Lebanon. 
Kamel Elwazeir is President of the Islamic Society of Colorado Springs.

To learn more or to register for this event, click here. This event is free to watch on social media.

This is the third event in Colorado Humanities’ “Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America” series. The goal of CLoRE is to drive a broad discussion across Colorado as well as inspire action around the issues of race and social justice in the state. Previous presentations in the series can be found on the Colorado Humanities YouTube and Facebook pages as well as viewed below.

Community partners for this series include NAACP Aurora Colorado, History Colorado, Colorado Anti-Defamation League, Aurora Public Library, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pine River Library, Colorado Council of Churches and Mexican Cultural Center Denver.

Sponsors include The Durango Herald, Arapahoe Libraries, and GroundFloor Media and CenterTable. Media sponsors include Rocky Mountain Public Media and The Durango Herald.

Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. Celebrating its 46th year and its 16th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc.

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