Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the origins, history, and future of affirmative action in the United States. Born out of the legacy of slavery in the U.S., affirmative action has been a part of our culture for decades. Proponents claim it is necessary to even the playing field given past disadvantages while others argue that it just creates a new uneven playing field. We will examine both these arguments and more as we attempt to understand this complicated and important issue. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Denver author Adrian Miller, a writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge, has served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr., and a Southern Foodways Alliance board member. Miller will discuss and sign his new book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time ($30.00 University of North Carolina Press), an insightful and eclectic history which delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org