The Mizel Museum is excited to present Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Seawell Ballroom at the
Denver Center for Performing Arts
WHY “THE POWER OF PLACE?”
Following a number of natural and human-caused disasters around the world and throughout the state of Colorado– the Aurora shooting, wildfires and flooding along the Denver Front Range, the ground is ripe for inspired programming around the importance and power of place. Places connect us to the past, host community and cultural traditions, and contribute to the unique character of local environments. As a cultural museum illuminating the contemporary Jewish experience, the Mizel Museum seeks to examine these themes in relation to universally relevant Jewish values, encouraging individuals and groups to participate in exploring and connecting to place and each other.
WHY THOMAS FRIEDMAN?
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and New York Times columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. Friedman has written extensively on foreign affairs, including global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues. His body of work has often focused on how place factors into our identities, lives and connections. We are thrilled to bring Thomas Friedman to Denver.