Coffee, Tea & BLC: “New Beginnings – What are you most hopeful for in the next four years?”

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  • "New Beginnings: What are you most hopeful for in the next four years?"
    January 20, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Inaugural Special Edition: “New Beginnings: What are you most hopeful for in the next four years?”

2 P.MSPECIAL INAUGURATION EDITION

BLC is excited to announce a special session of Coffee, Tea and BLC following the presidential inauguration. We want to take a moment to step outside of politics, and talk about what we’re the most hopeful for in the next four years.

This week join our Boomers Leading Change hosts at 2 p.m., Wed, January 20, 2021 in our Zoom meeting room
(link will be sent once you register).

This week’s topic: “New Beginnings:
What are you most hopeful for in the next four years?”

We are hosting a nonpartisan discussion, where we can talk with each other about what we are looking for in the future and we would love to have you there.

Let us know if you have any questions! info@boomersleadingchange.org

Words of Comfort; Food For Comfort with Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller

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  • December 17, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Conversation with Food Scholar and Historian Adrian Miller

Experience U Presentation:
Words of Comfort, Food for Comfort
by Food Historian and Author Adrian Miller

4 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020

To kick off the December Holiday Season BLC is excited and honored to be hosting food historian and “recovering lawyer and politico” Adrian E. Miller, a Denver native and award-winning author.

Adrian will engage us in conversation about culinary history, southern soul food and the many benefits of sharing a meal together.  During these unsettling times he will describe how food has the power to comfort and how we comfort ourselves and others in times of trouble as well as joy.

Adrian is a Colorado native, the first layperson and African American to service as director of the Colorado Council of Churches, and author of “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time,” a book awarded the 2014 James Beard Foundation book award for reference and scholarship.

Adrian will bring his stories of unity and reconciliation at the dinner table at the end of a very tumultuous year with our nation facing a health crisis, racial unrest, and gaping political divisions.

Having served as a political aide in The White House and as an attorney and policy analyst, he remains optimistic and enjoys sharing his message of food history to build bridges.

In a recent interview he said: “As we strive for racial equity, it’s gonna be messy.”  To “break bread” for centuries has meant to share a meal as a way to build meaningful relationships between strangers and adversaries. And, through his TED Talks, TV interviews, university guest lectures and fundraisers, he has spread his message of food bringing people together.

Adrian will read from his second book: “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet” tells the story of more than 150 African American White House chefs who served presidents from Washington to Obama. We are proud to announce that participants will be entered into a raffle to win an autographed copy!

Join us in celebration of the Holiday Season to hear Adrian’s inspiring vision and historical perspectives on how food has the power to bring people together.

Experience U – Our North Star: Participatory Reading of the U.S. Constitution

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  • Participatory Reading of the U.S. Constitution
    October 29, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A FREE reading of the U.S. Constitution featuring key portions of the document with our special guest: Alexander Hamilton. Participants will receive a free pocket-size copy of the Constitution.

FREE EVENT

Experience U Presentation:
Our North Star: Reading of the Constitution with Alexander Hamilton

4 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020 (*please arrive early so that we can begin at 4p.m.)

Please join us us for a collective reading of the U.S. Constitution–a historic document that has endured for more than 230 years. Our very Special Guest host for the evening will be Founding Father Alexander Hamilton portrayed by the much-lauded history scholar and Colorado-based performer Hal Bidlack Ph.D. Bidlack’s performance will capture the intellect, wit, humor, and humanity of one of our nation’s most important historical figures.

Besides being one of the key architects of the U.S. Constitution, Hamilton was the founder of the Bank of New York, the first Secretary of the Treasury, and one of the primary authors of the Federalist Papers. He also rose to the rank of General under Washington’s Continental Army and preferred to be addressed with that distinguished military title.

General Hamilton will provide an insightful overview of the Constitution and will lead fellow Americans in a participatory reading of key provisions of the document.  Perhaps the Constitution’s best known segment is the 52-word preamble which famously begins with: “We The People…” and is followed by seven articles and 27 amendments. The First 10 Amendments–collectively known as the Bill of Rights- restricts powers of the government and provides for civil rights and key liberties. The First Amendment includes provisions for freedom of religion; freedom of speech; freedom of assembly; right to petition; and freedom of press.

Several of the key Articles and Amendments will be read aloud followed by a lively Q&A. This is a Free event open to those who want to get a better understanding of our government’s guiding principals of particular interest during these politically turbulent times. All participants will receive a pocket-size copy of the US Constitution mailed to you by BLC!

All you armchair U.S. Constitution enthusiasts, we know you’re out there…!