Saturday, September 28

Doors: 3:00 PM
Showtime: 3:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$20 individual event, $85 all day pass ($17, $80 Concert Member)*

University for a Day, presented by Colorado Chautauqua Association, aims to make Chautauqua a top-level center for the pursuit and presentation of knowledge relating to a singular topic for the day.  Over the course of one day, patrons are encouraged to attend as many of the day’s multiple lectures and presentations aimed to expand people’s knowledge and understanding of the day’s topic.
This September Colorado Chautauqua is excited to present a diverse curriculum of “Dissent and Activism.”  Bringing together community and scholars alike, this one-of-a-kind event will showcase some of the most influential activists in the world, presenting thought-provoking and engaging conversation.  

University For A Day schedule:
12:00 PM – TBA
1:30 PM – Jeffrey Marsh
3:30 PM – Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
4:30 PM – Dinner Break
7:00 PM – Nadya Tolokonnikova

About the Speaker: 

Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. Rev. Sekou’s music is a unique combination of North Mississippi Hill Country Music, Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul, and Pentecostal steel guitar. In May 2017, he released In Times Like These and produced the six-time Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars. AFROPUNK heralded the ”deep bone-marrow-level conviction” of his first album, The Revolution Has Come. The single, “We Comin’” was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  A consummate entertainer, Paste Studio celebrated his barn-burning performance saying: “Rev. Sekou delivers the spiritual performance we need now.”

A leading public intellectual, Rev. Sekou is releasing five books with Chalice Press, a publisher of progressive religious thought. Chalice Press is republishing Rev. Sekou’s Urbansouls: Meditations on Youth, Hip Hop, and Religion and Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy. His new titles are The Task of the Artist in the Time of Monsters; This Ain’t Yo’ Daddy’s Civil Rights Movement: Ferguson, Black Lives Matter and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr; and A Liberation Theology of Ferguson. He has written widely on the 2011 killing of Mark Duggan by British police and the subsequent London riots, and is the author of the forthcoming Riot Music: Race, Hip Hop and the Meaning of the London Riots 2011 (Hamilton Books).

*All ticket purchases subject to service fees