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What does it mean to be Chicana? The Denver Office of Storytelling asked activist Nita Gonzales, former City Council President Ramona Martinez, and others including Colorado State Historian and Regis University Vice Provost Nicki Gonzales and performer Yolanda Ortega to discuss what it is to be a woman born in this country, with strong Mexican and Indigenous roots and a life dedicated to social justice. The sweeping history spans centuries and is told like never before in the I Am Denver documentary “Chicanas: Nurturers and Warriors."
Regis University’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence will host the screening on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Mountain View Room, located in Peter Claver Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The screening will be followed by a conversation with a few of the change makers in the film to give audience members an opportunity to make comments or ask questions about what it took to create this unique documentary tribute. The I Am Denver film sold out an advanced screening at History Colorado and its premiere at the Denver Film Festival on Nov. 6.
The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting Nov. 3. Don't wait as seating is limited! Hope to see you there for what's guaranteed to be a celebration.