Saturday, September 28
Doors: 3:00 PM
Showtime: 3:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
All-day passes and individual tickets available*
Join us on September 28th as the Colorado Chautauqua presents University for a Day. This one-of-a-kind event brings together scholars, activists, experts and community members for a day of thought-provoking and engaging conversations. This year’s topic, “The Politics of Dissent,” will engage some of the most influential activists in the world in a discussion of the moral and practical stances people take in response to a variety of contemporary social issues and world events.
Dave Archambault Sr., is best known as the “Indian School Whisperer” and “Joe Bucking Horse.” He has been a voice for future generations, advocating empowerment schooling models for Indian learners of all ages. Educated at Penn State, Archambault has headed the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, American Indian College Fund, and Sitting Bull College. He is an experienced Tribal Councilman, School Superintendent and Principal, and is the Chairman of the Board of the American Indian Business Leaders organization;
Jeffrey Marsh, As a pundit for cable news, Jeffrey Marsh was the first openly nonbinary activist to appear on national television. Jeffrey was also the first nonbinary author with a “Big 5” publisher, Penguin Random House. Jeffrey wrote the best-selling self-esteem guide, How To Be You, an innovative, category-non-conforming work that combines memoir, workbook, and spiritual self-help. How To Be You topped O Magazine‘s Gratitude Meter and was named an Excellent Book of 2016 by TED-Ed;
Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician Reverend Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. He was a 2014 Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Education and Research Institute at the time of Michael Brown, Jr.’s killing, when he traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, to train hundreds of protestors in militant non-violent action. Since 2015, Reverend Sekou has focused on organizing against police violence, predatory court systems and economic and social injustice. His first-hand accounts of the protest that launched the Black Lives Matter movement are real and rare. AFROPUNK heralded the ”deep bone-marrow-level conviction” of his first album, The Revolution Has Come, and his single, We Comin, was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Co-Founder of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova is a Russian conceptual artist and political activist. She is the founding member of the art collective, Pussy Riot, a feminist protest arts collective that focuses attention on human rights violations at home and abroad. In August 2012, she was sentenced to two years of imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance by Pussy Riot in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This protest attracted international media attention and support from Peter Gabriel, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bjork and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Ms. Tolokonnikova’s evening presentation will cap an engaging, enlightening and elevating day of community dialogue and reflection. Join us for this groundbreaking event on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Schedule of Speakers
|12:00 PM||Dave Archambault, Sr.|
|1:30 PM||Jeffrey Marsh|
|3:30 PM||Rev. Sekou|
|4:30 PM||Dinner Break|
|7:00 PM||Nadya Tolokonnikova|
Tickets and Passes*
All-Day Passes and individual tickets are available for purchase. All-Day Passes include a discount and do not require single event ticket purchases.
|Dave Archambault, Sr.|
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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).
*No service fees will be associated with this event