Active Minds Boulder Area Events August 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria’s complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Monday, August 13, 2018, 11:00-noon
India: A Story of Contrast
India has the 3rd largest economy in the world, yet over 20% of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Join Active Minds as we explore this dichotomy as well as the ongoing challenges between the Hindu leadership and the Muslims in India and neighboring Pakistan. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Puerto Rico
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148


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