Dec 07, 2017
DENVER—More than 6,000 metro-area residents participated in Denver Talks events this fall, part of a citywide dialogue on race, social justice, and Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric.
A project of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, NEA Big Read, and the City & County of Denver, Denver Talks hosted six weeks of arts events, book talks, and community discussions, culminating in a free on-stage conversation with Rankine and Mayor Michael B. Hancock at Boettcher Concert Hall. Some highlights of the project include:
Denver Talks involved more than 36 community partners and 17 sponsors located throughout the metro area, and Denver Arts & Venues—inspired by IMAGINE 2020 and its own Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness initiative—supported the purchase of more than 900 of the distributed books.
Denver Talks will become an ongoing project, and residents are invited to submit their ideas for what they’d like to see next at www.DenverTalks.org.