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Past, Present, Future
History, Politics, Memoir & Current Events
February 2018
Thursday, February 1, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Gordon Whitman, the deputy director of  Faith in Action , will discuss and sign  Stand Up!: How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire   ($17.95 Berrett-Koehler Publishers), in which he describes five types of conversations that enable people to build organizations that can solve local problems and confront the greatest challenges facing our country--from gun violence to climate change.
Saturday, February 3, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tom Cronin, PhD, is a McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College. He will discuss and sign  Imagining a Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America   ($39.00 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ).

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Historian Emily Dufton will discuss and sign  Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America   ($28.00 Basic Books), about how earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana.
Monday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Anthony Graves was wrongfully convicted of multiple homicides in 1992 and spent nearly two decades behind bars, including twelve years on Texas's death row. Graves's conviction and death sentence were overturned in 2006, and after four years of legal wrangling, he was fully exonerated and released in 2010. He will discuss and sign his memoir  Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul   ($25.95 Beacon Press).

Tuesday, February 13, 12:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

With the end of the Space Shuttle program, the Obama administration has laid the groundwork for its policy regarding the future of space exploration. Join Active Minds for a look at the future of manned and robotic space travel at this pivotal juncture. We will cover the future of the International Space Station as well as the debate over how to prioritize investing in NASA versus other pressing needs.
Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

John Heminway is an author and award-winning filmmaker who has produced and written more than 200 documentaries on subjects as varied as travel, brain science, evolution, and natural history. Heminway will discuss and sign  In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement   ($27.95 Knopf), the remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.
Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Micah Springer, local author and co-owner of the Vital Center for Mind-Body Health in Denver, will discuss and sign her memoir  Keepers of the Story  ($36.95).  In 1993, Micah Springer set out with a friend to backpack through Africa and fell in love with a nomadic warrior, and his rich tradition. This book is a tribute to the Earth, and the people who live in balance with nature.
Saturday, February 24, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Jane Parnell, the first woman to climb the 100 highest peaks of the state, will discuss and sign her mountaineering memoir  Off Trail: Finding My Way Home in the Colorado Rockies   ($19.95 University of Oklahoma Press). Parnell's memoir spans half a century. Her personal journey dramatizes evolving gender roles from the 1950s to the present and her quest to overcome a family history of mental illness and past trauma.

Sunday, February 25, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Donna Bryson is an award-winning author and freelance journalist who has written for  The Wall Street Journal Al Jazeera  and  VICE . She will discuss and sign  Home of the Brave: A Small Town, Its Veterans and the Community They Built Together   ($22.95 Chronos Books). 

Monday, February 26, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights--the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists.  Laura Wides-Munoz will discuss and sign  The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American   ($27.99 HarperCollins).
Tuesday, February 27, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Born Cassius Clay, the professional boxer known as Muhammad Ali was widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and controversial sports figures of the 20th century. Known for his outspoken approach, Ali fought for Civil Rights in both words and actions. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and was banned from boxing for over three years for refusing to be inducted after being drafted. Despite losing these years in the prime of his career, Ali's accomplishments in the ring remain unmatched. Join Active Minds as we review the life and legacy of the man often referred to simply as "The Greatest."
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