Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project Programs

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project is a full-length contemporary ballet and Holocaust education partnership that promotes the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education, and public dialogue. Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project will take place in 2013 from Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21) through Holocaust Remembrance Week (April 14), with events/initiatives led by community partners.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Staged Readings by Our Youth
Sunday, January 27, 2:00-3:30pm
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jefferson County Open School students will read excerpts from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, sharing the inspirational writing from the children detained at Terezin Concentration Camp. During this touching remembrance, artwork created by the children of Terezin will be shown and the readings will be underscored by traditional violin music. At the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue, Denver. Please RSVP HERE or call (720) 865-1206. Seating is limited.

Portrait by Deborah Howard

Miriam Brysk, Poland
Portrait by Deborah Howard

Salon Night: The Survivor Portraits of Deborah Howard
Thursday, February 28, 5:30-7:30pm
Artist and director of the painting program at the University of Denver Deborah Howard will discuss the portrait series featured in Mizel Museum’s exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks. Interestingly, Howard has purposely omitted the personal stories that accompany each portrait she paints. Find out why, hear her plans to expand her portrait project, and learn more at this stimulating Salon Night. Includes light refreshments. Reception at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:00 pm. CLICK HERE to register. Members use discount code SALONNGT at checkout.

MLK icon SMALLAt the Table with Dr. King
Tuesday, February 12, Performances at 10:00 am & Noon
At the Table with Dr. King is a traveling event coming to Denver on February 12, 2013. To be held at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, the program calls students to action and service in their communities through multimedia, spoken word and live music performance. The program immerses students in the sights and sounds of the American Civil Rights Movement, focusing on a defining moment in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he rose above his circumstances and responded to his unique call to action and service in his community. The performance features award-winning band Dave LeMieux and House of Soul, and American National Slam Poetry Champion Ayinde Russell. Two performances: 10:00 am and again at noon. CLICK HERE to register your class. Reservations are required. Limited scholarships and transportation assistance is available.

The Art of Shabbat: One Land, Two StoriesOne Land Two Stories
Friday, February 22, 6:30-8:00 pm
Authors of the recently published book One Land, Two Stories, professors Shaul Gabbay and Amin Kazak will discuss their backgrounds and their process in cooperatively writing this book. Desiring greater understanding among their peoples, these dedicated scholars have written One Land, Two Stories to delineate the opposing realities from Israeli and Palestinian points of view. Includes ethnic vegetarian Shabbat dinner. CLICK HERE to make a reservation. Members use discount code ARTSHABBAT at checkout.

Unbounded: Breaking the Chains of Modern Slavery
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00pm FREE PREVIEW!
Thursday, March 7, 7:00pm at Congregation Emanuel
Created by Marta Burton, this concert is a multimedia performance that draws upon the music, historical narratives and images of Jewish and African American experiences of oppression and slavery, to raise awareness of those enslaved globally today. Performances by the brilliant Sheldon Sands, with accompaniment by local musicians and singers. After the performance meet with local representatives of organizations who are working to end current day slavery. Sponsored by Congregation Emanuel, The Spirituals Project and Fresh City Life of the Denver Public Library. At the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue, Denver.
For the February 17 viewing please RSVP HERE or call (720) 865-1206. Seating is limited.
The March 7 viewing will be held at Congregation Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver. CLICK HERE for tickets.

CLICK HERE to read more about Unbounded.

Watch an interview with creator Marta Burton.

Spoken Word Artist Adrian Molina

Spoken Word Artist Adrian Molina

Spoken Word for Everyone
Sunday, March 10, 2:00-4:00pm
Create some beautiful poetry and raise your voice at the same time. Writers of all ages are invited to participate in this spoken word workshop on bigotry and social justice. Students will be guided by musician, spoken word artist and educator, Adrian Molina. All students will be encouraged to share their work, and Molina tops off this workshop with a performance of his own recent work. At the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue, Denver. Registration required. Please RSVP HERE or call (720) 865-1206. Seating is limited.

CLICK to watch Adrian Molina on YouTube.

Yom HaShoah Survivors Panel
Monday, April 8, 6:00 pm
In observance of Yom HaShoah, the Mizel Museum is collaborating with Congregation Rodef Shalom, Temple Emanuel and Temple Sinai to provide a Holocaust survivors panel with opportunities to dialogue between survivors and participants. Refreshments will be served. At the Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney Street, Denver. Free and open to the public.

Y: A Holocaust Narrative by Jack Adler

Y: A Holocaust Narrative by Jack Adler

Going On: A Lone Survivors Story
Sunday, April 21, 3:00-4:30 pm
Born in Pabianice, Poland in 1929, Jack Adler and his family were swept into the terror of the Holocaust. His parents and four siblings all perished at the hands of the Nazis. In his powerful and inspiring firsthand account, Y: A Holocaust Narrative, Jack (Yacob) tells his story and describes his struggle to survive, overcome and regain a sense of joy about being alive. Always warm and gracious, Adler will share readings from his book as well as take questions and engage in dialogue with the audience. Book signing to follow. At the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue, Denver. Please RSVP HERE or call (720) 865-1206. Seating is limited.