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Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The U.S. Internment of Japanese-Americans
Months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this dark chapter in American history and what we learned as a nation from this experience.
Host: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-525-9408
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-651-8411
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, August 24, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map; 303-441-4150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Ireland/Northern Ireland
In January 2020, the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) completed the first stages of its exit from the European Union. Given that the Republic of Ireland remains a member of the EU, the exit deal has significant implications for the lasting peace on the island of Ireland. This, combined with Sinn Fein’s recent surprise electoral victory in Northern Ireland, has raised uncertainties about the political future of Ireland. Join Active Minds as we discuss the history of Ireland and explore its cloudy future.  This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map; 303-441-3148
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
History of the Atomic Bomb
August marked 75 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ushering in the nuclear age. Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and history of atomic weapons. We will discuss the achievements of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent nuclear arms race during the Cold War. We will end with a discussion of current nuclear proliferation concerns.
Host: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-525-9408
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (program from 2:30-3:30) (webinar)
Italy
After a contentious election a while back that included rumblings about possibly leaving the European Union, Italy has formed a fragile government under the leadership of Giuseppe Conte. Join Active Minds as we review the rich history of Italy and its current turmoil. We’ll visit Italy’s roots in Holy Roman Empire, its rich artistic and scientific contributions of the Renaissance, its role during and after World War II, and its economic and political struggles over the past decade.
Host: Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305... map; 303-494-3900
Cost: Free
Prize drawing: To enter to win a gift basket, call or text Natalie at 720-661-8964 with your name and phone number.
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Artificial Intelligence
Join Active Minds for an overview of the development of Artificial Intelligence, computer systems capable of performing tasks typically done by a human brain, such as optical recognition, complex decision making, voice recognition, learning, language translation, and more. We will review the evolution of this field as well as current and future applications and issues. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-651-8411
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, September 28, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Prohibition
The production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was constitutionally outlawed in the U.S. from 1920 to 1933. Join Active Minds as we review the origins and history of prohibition, the rise of bootleggers and organized crime, and the persistence of “dry” counties in the U.S. that still exist to this day. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map; 303-441-4150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm (webinar)
The Music of Frank Sinatra
He was so famous, he had two nicknames. Call him Ol' Blue Eyes or The Chairman of the Board, but it's safe to say there will never be anyone else like Frank Sinatra. America's great pop singer has been gone now for over 20 years. Gone, but still celebrated. In this Active Minds program, we'll dig into his huge song bag and hear once again those inimitable vocal stylings. Along the way, we'll explore his tumultuous life.
Host:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map; 720-565-6844
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. Please only do this as a backup, as you will not be able to see the visuals. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

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Monday, October 5, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time
(program from 1:30-2:30) (webinar)
Iraq
January 2020 saw missile attacks from Iran targeting American forces in Iraq, sparking the latest round of tensions in a country that has a long history of internal and external struggles. Join Active Minds as we review the history of Iraq with an eye toward U.S. involvement that has resulted in an American military presence in the country since the 2003 invasion that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. We will overlay the complex tensions between Sunni and Shi’a factions of Islam as we seek to understand Iraq’s past, present, and future.  
Brought to you by: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021... map; 303-466-2422
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. Please only do this as a backup, as you will not be able to see the visuals. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, October 8, 2020, noon-1:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Colorado Ballot 2020
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current initiatives and referenda on the Colorado statewide ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027... map; 303-335-4849
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
California
With more people than any other state and an economy that would put it ninth in the world if it were a country, the importance of California is clear to most Americans. It is, however, a complex state with a colorful history and significant current challenges, including wildfires. Join Active Minds as we explore the Golden State together and learn about what makes it unique!
Host: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-525-9408
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Colorado Ballot 2020
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the Colorado ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-651-8411
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, Nobember 25, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map; 303-651-8411
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: Events below are most likely being rescheduled and/or converted to virtual (webinar) programs. Please join us for the virtual programs listed above.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm
Climate Change
Scientists are predicting a global average temperature increase of 2.5 to 10 degrees over the next century. Likely impacts include more droughts and heatwaves as well as stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Sea levels are predicted to rise 1-4 feet by 2100, submerging vast areas of land. Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, July 27, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm
Winston Churchill
As one of the key architects of the Allied victory in World War II, Winston Churchill is widely regarded as one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century. Join Active Minds as we examine Churchill’s life before becoming prime minister of England, his years in the job, and his lasting impact on his country and the world. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-441-3148

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm
Women of Denver History
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.
Location: Broomfield Crescent Grange, 7901 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-460-6824

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