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George Washington Carver, Movie & Walk to Tour of Denver's Sustainability Park!

"George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way" FREE movie and co-hosted after-movie Q&A, followed by a walking conversation to a guided tour of Denver's Sustainability Park. It all begins in the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado, at 4 PM. We'll be back from our tour at 7 PM. Carver lived a life of an "Economics of Compassion", teaching individuals how their understanding of soil and food sustainability could increase the value of their personal economic choices for a prosperous life.

Click this link to the Trailer for this movie.

Bring your own bag of finger food and a water bottle, because this FREE movie, walk and tour event goes through the dinner hour from 4 to 7 PM. Share the POSTER and FLYER by email and Facebook with your family and friends.

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Movie and Q&A Time. This "George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way" movie is limited to 50 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Located in the first floor main conference room of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and listed in their extensive online calendar of events.

President Jimmy Carter's parents earned their wealth from the peanut industry that was co-created by Carver's God-given guidance in initiating what was in Carver's time was a brand new peanut industry in the United States. Did you know that besides being known as an inventor, microbiologist, Tuskeegee Professor, Christian mystic, poet, and Quartermaster (staff officer of the campus military regiment), Carver was also an artist, with one of his paintings winning an award in the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago? Did you know that Carver's wide world of close friends included President Teddy Roosevelt, and Henry Ford?

CO-HOSTS for after-movie Q&A time:

Danny Walker, Senior Librarian at the beautiful Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, which I linked to photos showing this research facility and its grand curved staircase leading to the third-floor museum that showcases prominent Denver and Colorado African American political, cultural, and social personalities.

Beverly Grant, the founder of the Mo' Betta Green MarketPlace, a Farmer’s Market on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays diagonally across the street from the library in the RTD lightrail parking lot near 25th and Welton. You can listen to Steve Chavis on the "Take Away" interviewing Beverly Grant on KUVO on 8/3/2012.

Fran Rew, Founder of Topic-Talk Walks (TTWalks). Carver is Fran's favorite historic example of an individual living a personal life of an "Economics of Compassion".Carver shared his economic understanding of nature, and sparked economic prosperity.

Leah Bry, Founder of GreenLeaf. Greenleaf engages youth in urban agriculture, farming on available lots in neighborhoods that don't have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. At GreenLeaf young people ages 14 – 18 earn a fair wage while they grow food for their communities and explore issues of health, nutrition, and social justice. Our diverse crew of youth interns drives GreenLeaf's innovative and project-based curriculum of intensive leadership development and asset-based community building. The young people also grow, challenging themselves and each other in an environment that creates lasting, just, and sustainable social change.

5:30 PM TO 5:45 PM

Walking conversation to and from our tour of Denver's Sustainability Park at 2500 Lawrence Street - walking back from the tour from 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM.

This educational and community park is located at 2500 Lawrence Street Denver, CO, [diagonally across the street from the RedLine Arts Center at 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver CO 80205].

CO-HOSTS for walking conversation: Beverly Grant and Fran Rew, (see movie co-hosts above). They'll also answer questions about the entertaining annual Full Moon Harvest Fest, scheduled for the following day (Saturday, September 29, 2012) in Denver's Sustainability Park. This upcoming 2012 annual event received a rave review in the online 303 Magazine.

5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Tour of Denver's Sustainability Park.

Guided by a holistic approach to building healthy urban communities, Denver's Sustainability Park is a community, education and green industry resource in the heart of downtown. The park will showcase, evaluate and promote earth-friendly technologies and strategies across a broad range of disciplines including; Renewable Energy and Green Building, Agriculture and Sustainable Site Development, Strong Community Participation, Jobs and Healthy Economy, and Transportation. With an outdoor venue and beautiful open space the park's exhibits and programs will be set in an urban refuge that will attract thousands to gather, experiment, and learn from each other. The park is 2.7 acres.

CO-HOSTS for tour of Denver's Sustainability Park: Adam Gordon, Redline's Development and Special Projects Manager, and Creator and CEO of A Village Environment. Leah Bry, Founder and Executive Director of Greenleaf.


"The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible, 'In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.'" - George Washington Carver, 1939

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”

"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."

“When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way; you will command the attention of the world.”

"He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world. Epitaph on the grave of George Washington Carver (quoted in American Experience 1980).

"I have been preparing myself for these many years; feeling as I do that this line of education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom to our people."

"It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success."

"Start where you are, with what you have; make something of it; never be satisfied."

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  • Fran R.

    It was absolutely wonderful to share the story of the inspiring life of this amazing man!!! Thank you so very much Blair-Caldwell AAR Library for making it possible to share the ithis award-winning documentary movie about George Washington Carver today!! Special thanks to Danny Walke, Senior Librarian, Hadiya Evans, Library Program Associate, and Terry Nelson, Community Resource Manager. Thank you also to our co-hosts who are continuing the vision of an economics of compassion, which Carver exemplified - Leah Bry of Greenleaf, and Beverly Grant of R&B Mo' Betta Green Farmer's Market.

    September 28, 2012

  • Fran R.

    Thank you so very much, Leif, for letting us all know about this free audio book about Booker T's autobiography. I'm looking forward to listening to it.

    September 17, 2012

  • Leif S.

    Thanks, Fran!

    September 17, 2012

  • Leif S.

    Audio of Booker T's autobiography, well-read, free from iTunes:
    Click "View in iTunes" to download all chapters.
    This is a great book by a great man.

    September 17, 2012

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