Honoring the struggles, triumphs, and contributions of pivotal unsung heroes, visionaries, and trailblazers who have shaped the intricate tapestry of Black heritage. This year’s statewide tour will feature the living-history portrayals of Rosa Parks by nationally acclaimed scholar/actor Becky Stone, and Martin Luther King, Jr. by scholar/actor Marvin Jefferson.

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition drawing on the history and culture of rural America to provoke fresh thinking and spark conversations about the future and sustainability of rural communities, is now open in La Junta at Otero College through March 3rd.

Economic Restoration Speakers Bureau Presentation

Join us on March 14th for an enlightening presentation by John Giordanengo, a national speaker and Colorado author. This talk will focus on bridging the gap between the inherent value of our environment and economic development in Manitou Springs.

Five States of Colorado Upcoming Screenings

Free screenings of The Five States of Colorado continue with the next three taking place in Yampa at South Routt Elementary on February 24 and Sterling at Northeastern Junior College Theater on February 27. Following each screening, Colorado Humanities offers either a Q&A session with an expert from the film or a community conversation with a trained facilitator to encourage dialogue and reflection on the diverse cultural and geographical tapestry of Colorado.

Andrea Gibson is Colorado’s Poet Laureate

We’re excited to announce Andrea Gibson as the new Colorado Poet Laureate! The Poet Laureate serves as an active advocate for poetry, literacy, and literature by participating in readings and other events at schools, libraries, literary festivals, and the State Capitol. To request Andrea for an event, please contact info@andreagibson.com.


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