Events Calendar

February 17, 2013

Film Screening: The Powerbroker, Denver Film Society

Description: The Veterans of Hope Project announces a free screening of “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights” at the Denver Film Society Center. The film features Whitney M. Young, Jr., one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.

The screening will be followed by a powerful discussion with Mr. Young’s daughter, Lauren Casteel, and Landri Taylor, President of the Denver Urban League. Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP and share with family and friends.

RSVP to reserve your seat for this month’s screening and receive an email reminder.

Post-screening panelists include:

  • Lauren Casteel, daughter of Mr. Whitney Young, VP of Philanthropic Partnerships at The Denver Foundation
  • Landri Taylor, President & CEO of the Denver Urban League

“The Powerbroker” airs on Rocky Mountain PBS, Monday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.

Location: Denver Film Society Center, 2510 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Info/Contact: Free screening. RSVP recommended. is limited so be sure to RSVP and share with family and friends.