Crowley Foundation Host Free boys2MEN Legal/ Judicial Workshop
The Crowley Foundation will host a 4-day boys2MEN Legal/Judicial Workshop at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studio, 119 Park Ave. West in Denver on July 11to 14 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Young men in middle to high school who are inquisitive about how the judicial system operates or need help successfully navigating current judicial involvement are invited. Learn about the traps and trauma after justice involvement begins. A safe and supportive space will be provided to express and process thoughts and experiences. There will be legal professionals and community leaders facilitating each day. This workshop provides an opportunity to engage in authentic conversation about protecting your rights and your future. Participants will receive a continental breakfast and catered lunch.
Participants can register on Facebook at www.facebook.com/The CrowleyFoundation or visit www.goo.gl/xWqFxN.
For more information, call Kenneth Crowley Sr. at 720-935-6465 or Mandy Koss at 720-849-9357.
CBAF Gospel Day Features National Recording Artist Melvin Williams
The 2017 Colorado Black Arts Festival (CBAF) committee is gearing up for a great weekend, July 7 to 9 at Denver City Park with two performing stages, plenty of food, arts/crafts and an array of vendors selling different African American artifacts.
The Festival will on Friday. Families with children and retirees can stroll the lane, visit visual artists, talk with vendors, create art at the Children’s Pavilion and enjoy delicious food on this casual day.
Saturday’s festivities kick-off at 10 a.m. with the Boogaloo Celebration Parade with local and national groups, schools and community organizations. The evening will end with an Urban/R&B setting of local recording artists and performers.
Sunday will take you home with a Gospel program at 1:30 p.m. on the main stage with local artists and performers. Highlighting the Gospel show is the presentation of the Louise Duncan Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. This year’s recipient is Denver’s own Largressa Munnerly, one of Denver’s legendary singers, who has performed nationally.
A special guest performance by national recording artist, Melvin Williams (The Williams Brothers) will be the featured on the Main Stage. Williams is a legendary Gospel icon, Hall of Famer, 7-time Grammy Award nominee, 17-time Stellar Award winner, and U.S. Music Ambassador for the U.S Department of State Cultural Affairs. His new CD, “Where I Started From,” is a rendition of Mahalia Jackson’s “How I Got Over.” Williams will close the evening with a “VIP Meet and Greet.”