Adult Forum: Children Under Occupation
Nov
19
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Forum: Children Under Occupation

The Carla Henebry-Branscombe Memorial Lecture Series will present programs about Palestine during Adult Forum throughout November.

November 19: Children Under Occupation – Kelly Baker will talk with us about the effects of Israel's occupation on Palestinian children. She will share a short video titled "Detaining Dreams" which features the stories of four Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and prosecuted in the Israeli military detention system.  

For the past ten years, Kelly Baker has been deeply committed to working for justice in the Holy Land. She received her MA in Social Change from the Iliff School of Theology in 2013. During her time at Iliff, Kelly spent two months studying Arabic in Beit Sahour, Palestine and an additional six months living and working in Bethlehem at the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem. Kelly is currently working as the Director of the Highlands Center, an inspiring shared space in the West Highlands neighborhood of Denver. 

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Adult Forum: Water and Environmental Issues in Palestine
Nov
26
10:30 AM10:30

Adult Forum: Water and Environmental Issues in Palestine

The Carla Henebry-Branscombe Memorial Lecture Series will present programs about Palestine during Adult Forum throughout November.

November 26: Water and the Environment in Palestine – Gary Anderson will discuss access to water, as well as other aspects of environmental health. These include: wastewater management, solid wastes, industrial pollution, and the foreign appropriation of land and sea resources including fishing rights, minerals extraction and development of Palestinian natural gas reserves. Both the West Bank and the Gaza cases are discussed. 

Gary Anderson is a civil engineer with a half-century of experience in the design and construction of water and wastewater systems. In 2002 he worked as a volunteer for the Palestine Water Authority as part of its Emergency, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (EWASH) group, assessing the damage being done to West Bank community water systems by the Israeli military.  From 2003–2007 he lived in the region, working on projects including a water distribution system for Gaza. In 2013, he worked on an industrial wastewater treatment project for the City of Hebron.

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Cocktails & Carols
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cocktails & Carols

Join us for an evening of festive singing and imbibing! Jazz pianist Purnell Steen and our music director LaDamion Massey will provide the music, you provide the voices (every voice is welcome; this is just for fun, not a performance). We'll provide some holiday snacks and attractive beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. Kids are welcome!

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St. Thomas Concert Series Presents: Boulder Renaissance Consort
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

St. Thomas Concert Series Presents: Boulder Renaissance Consort

The St. Thomas Concert Series presents Boulder Renaissance Consort on Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. for their Christmas concert "In hoc anno: From Medieval to Modern." The program features the original 15th century duet "in hoc anni circulo" paired with a contemporary setting of the tune. Also included are medieval, French Renaissance, and traditional English carols and a recorder arrangement of "Parade of the Tin Soldiers." The concert is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken. 

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