DIVERSITY DIALOGUES

Learning Together in Community

PAST EVENTS

Lom Nava Love
A documentary film screening & panel discussion

Sunday, February 26th
4:00-5:30pm at the Nomad Theatre
1410 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO
Tickets: Sliding Scale ~ $10 – 35 / Evening. Please self–select your rate based upon your ability to pay, the Green Bottle Theory.

Join us at a film screening of Lom Nava Love, an urban rites of passage documentary and a panel discussion in collaboration with Golden Bridge.

Lom Nava Love tells the unflinching story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that would dictate their realities. Centered on the work of community organizer Shirley Foulks and directed by Youth Resiliency Institute founder Fanon Hill, Lom Nava Love documents Foulks’ engagement with families in public housing and how she uses art to communicate the abilities, strengths and power to effect change that Black families innately possess.

All three of these beloved friends and mighty leaders will join us for a conversation after the showing of this seminal film. Elder Shirley Foulks has gifted her community with loving and safe space for children and families to get off the streets, heal and create new social norms. She works closely with the key organizers for community transformation on the streets of Baltimore, Fanon Hill and Navasha Daya. Fanon Hill provides community-centric programming to vulnerable populations through a performance and creative arts-based rites of passage process that has at it core the ideals of collective responsibility, activism and philanthropy. Navasha Daya is a singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and performing arts curator, certified healer, and spiritual and cultural arts activist.

lomnavalove.com | nomadplayhouse.org/events

Key Components of Power & Oppression: Looking Through the Lens of Race with Dara Burwell


March 8th, 2017, 6 – 9pm

The Integral Center, 2805 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80304
Sliding Scale ~ $10 – 35 / Evening. Please self–select your rate based upon your ability to pay.

Dara Burwell is the President and founder of Transformative Alliances LLC, and is dedicated to personal and collective liberation. Dara has formally worked as an anti-oppression and equity consultant for nine (9) years, and has led trainings, discussion groups, and other anti-oppression related activities for fifteen (15)
years. Her work has encompassed both continuing and short-term projects, customized to suit each organization, including designing and conducting workshops, providing individual and small group coaching, and supporting equity based organizational development. Her upbringing as a queer woman of mixed racial heritage has always provided her with multifaceted observations on privilege and power.
transformativealliances.com/author/daratransforming

Arapaho, The People and Earth Before Colonization with Darren Silver

April 12, 2017, 6 – 9pm
The Integral Center, 2805 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80304
Sliding Scale ~ $10 – 35 / Evening. Please self–select your rate based upon your ability to pay.

From Darren:
“Over the past year, I held the aim to better understanding how the Arapaho were in relationship with the place we call Boulder, Colorado. My research includes reading and studying Arapahoe culture through various literature. Just recently I visited the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Oklahoma to work directly with community members where I was privileged to participate in various ceremonies and speak to one of the cultural keepers of that area. From that meeting I was given permission to speak to my community here in Boulder. My initial interests began in my connection to the land, so I chose to inform my research by bringing my questions to the mountains, streams, setting sun, snowstorms, and moon. The amount of research I wanted to do, and even my original intent changed as I began to consider, “what is the point of discussing Arapaho culture, when the mindset of modernity is in direct conflict with a land-based culture and perhaps even limits our ability to understand their culture?” This talk and discussion will explore aspects of the Arapaho culture, but more importantly to me, the path of dismantling our worldview, so that we can each connect to the land and listen to the spirits that live just beyond the veil of traffic lights, street corners, and busy markets.”

Darren Silver, MA, is a rite of passage guide, life-coach, ceremonialist, and innovative educator. He has over a decade of involvement in ritual, wilderness living skills, and transformational work residentially and internationally. A gifted storyteller and apprentice to the old myths, Darren weaves the power of the natural world, vision, and community into his teachings and workshops dedicated to the remembrance of regenerative culture.