Where Do We Go From Here? America in the First World War

Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War One in 1917.

The story of war is much more than the recital of facts, battles, strategies, dates, casualties, and treaties. No matter the impacts of war upon nations and the world order, the underlying story of a war is its immediate and long-lasting impacts on individuals. The impacts are upon the planners and initiators of a war, the combatants in the war, the families of participants, and those who must suffer the privations always attendant to war and its aftermath.

The participants in the World War I Commemoration Reading Series will be offered opportunities to read and discuss novels and memoirs that explore triumph, patriotism, loss, separation, death, and remembrance.   The book for November is Private Peaceful by Michael Marpurgo.  Check back here for library listings, dates and times.

Speaker and Living History Tour

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Susan Talbot Stanaway Poster presentation
In conjunction the exhibit World War I Posters: For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People
Arvada Center, 6901 North Wadsworth, Arvada, CO  80003

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Sally Drucker portrays Emma Goldman
Red Rocks Community College, The Den

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Emma Goldman and Eugene Debbs debate, moderated by Todd Laugen
Metro State University, Tivoli room #444

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Kazin presents The Anti-war Movement in the United States
Regis University, Mountain View Room, Claver Hall. Reception to follow.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Emma Goldman and Eugene Debbs debate, moderated by Todd Laugen
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 North Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, CO  80003

Dr. Jennifer Keene presents "American Experience in the Great War"

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, MSU Denver, Tivoli Room 640

Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:30  - 5:00 pm, Regis University, ClaverHall

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Farr Library, High Plains Library District. Greeley

Charles Pace portrays W.E.B. Du Bois
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Red Rocks Community College, The Den

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Metro State University, Tivoli Room $444

Friday, October 27, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada History Museum
6901 North Wadsworth Boulevard, 80003

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

All events are free and open to the public

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