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October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017

WWI Speaker Presentation- Dr. Jennifer Keene
Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 03:30pm - 05:00pm

Americans At War: Experiencing World War I presented by Dr. Jennifer Keene How did ordinary men and women experience World War I? The Great War meant separation, combat, and loss for millions. Yet for others the war offered a chance for social advancement, adventure, and victory. Americans were part of this global story, experiencing the tragedy and triumph of World War I. This lecture discusses home-front mobilization and combat, spanning the experiences of soldiers, women immigrants, African Americans, and families, and ends by discussing how Americans remembered the war in the inter-war period. Dr. Keene is a professor of history and the ...
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Metro State University - Tivoli Student Union

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

WWI Speaker Presentation- Dr. Jennifer Keene
Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017 03:30pm - 05:00pm

The African American Experience in World War I presented by Dr. Jennifer Keene Dr. Keene is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Chapman University. A specialist in the American experience during World War I, she has written several books on the war, including World War I: The American Soldier Experience, Doughboys, The Great War, and The Remaking of America.
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Regis University, Mountain View Room, Claver Hall

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

WWI Speaker Presentation- Dr. Jennifer Keene
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 01:00pm - 02:30pm

Americans at War: Experiencing World War I presented by Dr. Jennifer Keene How did ordinary men and women experience World War I? The Great War meant separation, combat, and loss for millions. Yet for others the war offered a chance for social advancement, adventure, and victory. Americans were part of this global story, experiencing the tragedy and triumph of World War I. This lecture discusses home-front mobilization and combat, spanning the experiences of soldiers, women immigrants, African Americans, and families, and ends by discussing how Americans remembered the war in the inter-war period. Dr. Keene is a professor of history and the ...
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
High Plains Library District- Farr Regional Library

Greeley, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Chautauqua Speakers- W.E.B. Dubois
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm

W.E.B. Dubois, Portrayed by Charles Pace. W.E.B DuBois was a noted African American sociologist and editor of the NAACP journal, The Crisis. The scholar and civil rights activists supported efforts to establish a specialized U.S. Army training camp for African American officer candidates. DuBois encouraged African Americans to serve in the military, despite entrenched racism and disagreements among African Americans about participation in what was considered a “white man's war.” Du Bois traveled to Europe in 1919 to attend the first Pan-African Congress and to interview African American soldiers for a book on their war experiences. Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood Campus, 13300 ...
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Red Rocks Community College, The Den

Lakewood, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Chautauqua Speakers- W.E.B. Dubois
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017 02:00pm - 03:30pm

W.E.B. Dubois, Portrayed by Charles Pace. W.E.B DuBois was a noted African American sociologist and editor of the NAACP journal, The Crisis. The scholar and civil rights activists supported efforts to establish a specialized U.S. Army training camp for African American officer candidates. DuBois encouraged African Americans to serve in the military, despite entrenched racism and disagreements among African Americans about participation in what was considered a “white man's war.” Du Bois traveled to Europe in 1919 to attend the first Pan-African Congress and to interview African American soldiers for a book on their war experiences. Metropolitan State University, 890 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, ...
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Metropolitan State University- Auraria Campus

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Chautauqua Speakers- W.E.B.Dubois
Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017 04:00am - 05:30pm

W.E.B. Dubois, Portrayed by Charles Pace. W.E.B DuBois was a noted African American sociologist and editor of the NAACP journal, The Crisis. The scholar and civil rights activists supported efforts to establish a specialized U.S. Army training camp for African American officer candidates. DuBois encouraged African Americans to serve in the military, despite entrenched racism and disagreements among African Americans about participation in what was considered a “white man's war.” Du Bois traveled to Europe in 1919 to attend the first Pan-African Congress and to interview African American soldiers for a book on their war experiences. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, ...
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Chautauqua Speakers- W.E.B. Dubois
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 01:00pm - 02:30pm

W.E.B. Dubois, Portrayed by Charles Pace. W.E.B DuBois was a noted African American sociologist and editor of the NAACP journal, The Crisis. The scholar and civil rights activists supported efforts to establish a specialized U.S. Army training camp for African American officer candidates. DuBois encouraged African Americans to serve in the military, despite entrenched racism and disagreements among African Americans about participation in what was considered a “white man's war.” Du Bois traveled to Europe in 1919 to attend the first Pan-African Congress and to interview African American soldiers for a book on their war experiences. Blair- Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton ...
Contact: Betty Jo Brenner brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Blair-Caldwell African America Research Library

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Colorado WWI Centennial Commission

Contact: Colorado@worldwar1centennial.org

Commissioners

Chairman: Philip Sneed, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Executive Director

Betty Jo Brenner, Colorado Humanities, Program Coordinator 

Daniel Clayton, Regis University- Dir. of the Center for the Study of War Experience/ Professor of History

William Convery, University of Colorado- Denver, Dept. of History, Former Colorado State Historian

Sasha Fisher, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Coordinator

Greg Forster, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Volunteer

Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate

Andrea Maestrejuan, Metro State University, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History

Mark McGoff, City of Arvada - Councilmember

 

Partners:

American Numismatic Association, Douglas Mudd, Curator/ Museum Director and Rod Gillis, Education Director

Castle Rock Museum

City of Arvada

Colorado Buffalo Soldiers, Ann and Fred Applewhite, Secretary and Treasurer

Colorado Humanities

Denver Film Society, Brit Withey, Artistic Director

Golden Library

Hayden Museum

High Plains Library District - Centennial Park Branch Library 

Lafayette Library

Loveland Library

Metropolitan State University

Money Museum/ American Numismatic Association (Colorado Springs)

Platteville Library

Red Rocks Community College, Linnie PawlekAssoc. Professor of History

Regis University- Center for the Study of War Experience

University of Denver- University College

VFW Post #1 Denver, Michael Mitchell  

 

Arvada Center Staff Support: 

Kristin Bueb, Exhibition Manager 

Leanne Cadman, Assoc. Dir., Corporate and Foundation Relations

Lynne Collins, Artistic Director (Plays)

Cynthia DeLarber, Dir. of Advancement, Communication & Patron Services

Rod Lansberry, Producing Artistic Director (Musicals)

Lisa Leafgreen, Director of Education

Ashley Machacek, School Programs Coordinator

Michelle Osgood, Executive Coordinator

Adam Stolte, Production Manager