Events List

Events for February 17, 2013

Etched in Memory: Holocaust Prints

February 17, 2013 1:00pm-4:00pm

Description: Etched in Memory: The Graphic Art of the Holocaust is an exhibit of prints (Jan. 13-March 10) from the collection of Arthur Gilbert, professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. The exhibit can be viewed, Mizel Arts & Culture Center, Singer Gallery, at the Jewish Community Center (JCC).

The exhibit is an act of remembrance of the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of Nazi killers. The etchings are compelling, authentic, and masterfully rendered. In a sense, we are all Holocaust survivors. The artists who created the dark and fearsome work in this show were not survivors in the literal sense, but they had to memorialize through their artistic visions a sense of common humanity and common sorrow, a link to the years when innocent people died for no reason. It is the hope of the exhibit that we will be joined in our understanding of this terrible story and to remember that genocide is still with us in our time.

The exhibit is part of The Light Project, a three-month project of which Iliff is a partner. Colorado Ballet, using the arts as a springboard to convene an important community conversation about hatred and bigotry, has created Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, designed to bring Coloradans together in a united front against indifference and prejudice. It is a broad collaboration that includes local arts organizations, human rights groups, Jewish organizations, churches, schools, universities, LGBTQ groups, women’s organizations, African American groups, Latino organizations and other institutions that address issues such as hate, bullying, discrimination, genocide, civil rights and equality.

Projects, as a community partner of The Light Project:

  • 5280 Knits 4 Peace with Denver Public Library and Susan McKee’s (MDIV ’09) Women4Women – Knitting4Peace. Click to download patterns for supporting the project. 5280 Knits 4 Peace begins, Jan. 23.
  • Etched in Memory: The Graphic Art of the Holocaust – An exhibit of prints from the collection of Arthur Gilbert, Jan. 13-March 10, Mizel Arts & Culture Center at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. The exhibit is an act of remembrance of the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of Nazi killers. The etchings are compelling, authentic, and masterfully rendered. In a sense, we are all Holocaust survivors. The artists who created the dark and fearsome work in this show were not survivors in the literal sense, but they had to memorialize through their artistic visions a sense of common humanity and common sorrow, a link to the years when innocent people died for no reason. It is the hope of the exhibit that we will be joined in our understanding of this terrible story and to remember that genocide is still with us in our time.
  • Social Change Praxis: Ethical and Sustainable International Development, Friday, Feb. 15, 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Join us for a weekend learning opportunity on social change led by Jenny Whitcher, PhD., director of the Master of Social Change Program.

Dates: Singer Gallery, Sundays, Jan. 13-March 10, 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Singer Gallery, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO

Info/Contact: Singer Gallery website: http://www.maccjcc.org/singer-gallery/current-exhibit/ Conta.ct: Celeste Jackson, 303-765-3119 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Film Screening: The Powerbroker, Denver Film Society

February 17, 2013 2:00pm-4:00pm

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. http://s590918421.t.en25.com/e/es?s=590918421&e=1377&elq=81e08aff46044dc79006f0b5e682e663 Seati.ng is limited so be sure to RSVP and share with family and friends.

Iliff on the Road: Islam - Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future, Prof. Sophia Shafi

February 17, 2013 8:58am-8:58am

Description: Sophia Shafi, visiting assistant professor of Islam, will lead a 4-session, Sunday morning class on “Islam: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future” as a part of Trinity Academy, Trinity United Methodist Church, downtown Denver. Over the course of the four sessions, the class will hear and discuss lectures on Islamic history, basic rituals common to Muslims world-wide, the movement known in the West as Sufism, and Islamic reform.

Dates: Sundays, Feb. 3-24, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver, 80202

Info/Contact: Trinity UMC: 303-839-1493. Register: Mary Jackson, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 303-770-6247