Active Minds – Denver Area Events – Oct. 2019

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30 pm)
From imperialist empire to economic power, Japan has a complicated and fascinating history. Join Active Minds as we trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. We will cover the impact of Japan’s involvement in World War II as well as their economic recession in the 1990s.
Location: Brookdale Parkplace, 111 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218… map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-744-1950 or

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm
On November 15th, 2017, the then President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe was removed from power via a military coup. Current President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces a challenging transition following a leader who was both oppressive and beloved by many. Join Active Minds as we review Zimbabwe’s history as a former British Colony, the nominally independent country of Rhodesia, and a 15 year civil war involving complicated race relations. We will also cover where the country may be heading as it seeks to find its path after nearly four decades under the dictatorial rule of Mugabe.
Location: Applewood Place, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215… map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

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Monday, October 7, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program)
Putin’s Russia
Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has been accused of illegally invading Ukraine and hacking the U.S. to influence the 2016 presidential election. Having stretched his influence far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old. Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021… map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

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Monday, October 7, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30)
London: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of one of the world’s greatest cities. From the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons, the Norman Conquest, and more, we will tell the story of London right up to the present day. Along the way, we’ll visit some of London’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Tower of London, where Elizabeth I was held before becoming queen. Come float with us down the river Thames for a front row seat. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Location: Five Star Residences of Dayton Place, 1950 S Dayton St, Denver, CO 80247… map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-5150

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:30-1:30 pm
Space Exploration: From the Moon Landing to Today and Beyond
Fifty years ago this past July, the United States landed the first manned space mission on the moon. Join Active Minds as we reflect on President Kennedy’s challenge, the space race, the Apollo Mission, and the role NASA has played since the lunar landing. We will bring the topic up to date by discussing the current political context for NASA and the rise of private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and others. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Belleview Station.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120… map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm
Chicago: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds for the story of the Windy City. We will begin with the French explorers, missionaries, fur traders and Native Americans that inhabited the region in the early 1800s. We will cover the Great Chicago Fire and how it impacted the development of the city. And as we bring things all the way up to the present, we’ll cover the politics, crime, food, culture, and architecture of the “City of Broad Shoulders.” It’s the next best thing to being there! This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, Springbrooke, Five Star Residences of Dayton Place, and Garden Plaza of Aurora.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014… map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world’s proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story

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