The third season of The Byron & Christine Johnson Lecture/Discussion Series furthers its commitment to acknowledge history, preserve heritage, and abide in hope with the following sessions:

The Legacy of Columbus
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday, January 27, 2001
Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World continues to impact the lives of America’s native peoples. Denver activist Glenn Morris leads a panel that speaks to this reality and a legacy that affects us all.

Black Indians
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday, February 24, 2001
The historical relationship between African Americans and Native Americans will be explored in this session. The videotape Black Indians: An American Story, narrated by James Earl Jones and produced by Native American-owned, Rich Heape Films will be shown.

Language, Culture, and Change in the Latino Community
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday, March 24, 2001
A critical look at the education of Latino youth will guide this session. Panelists will offer diverging views on the role of education and its impact on Denver’s changing communities.

A Tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2001
In celebration of the late Gwendolyn Brooks, participants will present original works, favorite poems, and personal reflections that speak to the lasting contributions of the Pulitzer prize-winning poet. Submissions must be turned in to the Park Hill United Methodist Church office by April 12, 200l.

A Cultural Explosion!
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 26, 2001
It’s a celebration! Festivities include local jazz and gospel artists, drummers, poets, and storytellers. The contributions of Denver’s own Cleo Parker Robinson will also be acknowledged.