Community Conversations

Are you interested in tackling difficult topics with your community? Host a facilitated community conversation with Colorado Humanities!

Our facilitators are located in all parts of Colorado and have been trained in leading reflective conversations on the topics of race and ethnicity, grief and dying, war and veteran experience, change in rural Colorado, and more. We have partnered with libraries, museums, and townships to facilitate conversations within communities in efforts to build understanding and camaraderie. 

If you are interested in hosting a facilitated community conversation, please contact Conversations Coordinator LaNaya Butler at or 303.894.7951 x13.

Past Conversations

Change in Rural Colorado – Museum of Friends, Walsenburg

Change in Rural Colorado discussions encourage members of the community to engage in thoughtful and constructive discussions regarding the concept of change within their rural towns. In this dialogue, community members reflected on the changes Walsenburg has gone through and its implications on their personal connections to the local landscape.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month – Anythink Library, Thornton

Members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies came together in a safe and welcoming space to explore a wide range of topics related to LGBTQIA+ history, culture, current social issues, personal experiences, and ways to create a more inclusive and accepting world.

The Five States of Colorado Screening Schedule and Conversations

Colorado Humanities and Denver-based HaveyPro Cinema produced the 90-minute documentary film, The Five States of Colorado, which released April 2023. Designed for a wide range of audiences from elementary school-age to adults, the film addresses the history and issues within these five regions, or “states,” to inform, educate, and serve as a basis for community and classroom discussion. The film is an easily accessible and engaging exploration and illustration of the history, culture, present-day facts and perspectives, concerns, and needs of each of the five featured regions, and a powerful contribution to public education and discourse.

Free screenings of The Five States of Colorado are taking place at various locations across the state. 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. These events offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain insights, engage in meaningful discussions, and foster a sense of community. Join us at these screenings and conversations, as we collectively explore the rich and vibrant heritage of our beloved state.

Upcoming Conversations

To learn more, please contact Conversations Coordinator LaNaya Butler at

Conversations Programs


These community conversations are designed to dive deeply into how we might change the legacy of race.


Free, online conversations about the challenges and opportunities facing rural Colorado.


Colorado Humanities forges program partnerships statewide to improve education, strengthen cultural institutions and enrich community life. Your contribution makes you an important part of it.