Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month photo
  • 1-Feb Virtual Game Night: Black History Month Jeopardy
  • 3-Feb Drive-In Movie 42 Virtual Showing
  • 4-Feb Rosa Parks Day - Virtual Tour Rosa Parks Museum
  • 5-Feb Rosa Parks Day Q&A Session
    Lunch time with Madeline Burkhardt (she/her/hers)
  • 8-Feb Virtual Game Night: Black History Month Jeopardy
  • 16-Feb Mari Gars Event Soulard Mardi Gras celebration
    to go virtual for 2021/ Hall Decorations
  • 17-Feb Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin* - Virtual Event
  • 18-Feb The Story of Salt * - Virtual Event
  • 22-Feb Malcom X* - Virtual Event
  • 23-Feb Harriet Tubman* - Virtual Event
  • 25-Feb Abraham Lincoln*



* Active Minds of Denver Colorado Free Virtual Events *

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:30-2:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
    Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
    Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin. We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day. This event is sponsored by HealthONE.

    To Join Program:
    A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
    The Story of Salt
    The word “salary” comes from “salt” and indicates the historic value placed on this important commodity. Used as a method of trade and currency, the role of salt in the history of civilization cannot be overstated. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of salt, from its key role in preserving food, to its influence in political conflict, to modern angles including gourmet salt and health concerns surrounding high blood pressure. It’s a salty tale indeed! This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Garden Plaza of Aurora, Five Star Residences of Dayton Place, Kaiser Permanente, and HealthONE.

    To Join Program:
    A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).

  • Monday, February 22, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
    Malcolm X
    It has been over 55 years since the death of Malcolm X. Join Active Minds for a review of the life and legacy of this controversial civil rights leader. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of Black people, but his detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. We will examine how Malcolm X’s efforts impacted history and how his ideas continue to influence our society today. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.

    To Join Program:
    A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time (program from 2:00-3:00 pm) (webinar)
    Harriet Tubman
    Born a slave in Maryland around 1820, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom in 1849 and became the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad that led slaves to freedom through a complex system of secret people and places. Nicknamed “Moses” for her efforts, she made over 19 trips and helped free hundreds. Join Active Minds as we review her life and legacy, including her efforts fighting in the Civil War and later fighting for Women’s Suffrage.
    Host: Garden Plaza of Aurora
    Cost: Free

    To Join Program:
    A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
    Other:
    If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
    Abraham Lincoln
    Join Active Minds for a look at the man and the legend. He is rated by many as the greatest president in our country's history, yet there are as many fascinating myths as there are great true stories of his life. We will tell a few of these tales as well as reflect on how he changed history in ways that continue to this day.

    To Join Program:
    A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).