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Jul
27
Thu
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Grand Encampment Museum
Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Grand Encampment Museum | Encampment | Wyoming | United States

Join experienced attorney John Davis for The Trial of Tom Horn for an examination of the conviction of Tom Horn. Author Davis demonstrates how this trial marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming and presents every twist and turn of a fascinating trial. His account illuminates a larger narrative between the power of wealth and the forces of law order. Participants will come away with an understanding of what an enormous challenge to democracy vigilantism was in early Wyoming and how the fight against willful cattle barons shaped the history of the state.

Aug
1
Tue
The Age of Consequences @ Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Age of Consequences @ Jackson Hole Center for the Arts | Jackson | Wyoming | United States

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs presents
FILM SCREENING: The Age of Consequences
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Center Theater

Tickets: $12 (includes $2 Vendini processing fee)

7:00-8:30pm film screening
8:30 to 9:30pm panel discussion on National Security and Climate Change
moderated by David Wendt, President, Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs. Panelists include Lt. General Dirk Jameson (Ret.), U.S. Air Force, Jared P. Scott, Writer & Director, Age of Consequences. Additional Speaker TBD.


FILM SYNOPSIS

The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.

As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.

Aug
5
Sat
Big Horn Folk Festival & Storytelling Circle @ Hot Springs State Park
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
Big Horn Folk Festival & Storytelling Circle @ Hot Springs State Park | Thermopolis | Wyoming | United States

As a part of the Big Horn Folk Festival, Wyoming Humanities is proud to sponsor the Storytelling Circle.

Wyoming Storytelling Circle

Storytelling Circle will be open in the big tent Saturday and Sunday. There’s shade and chairs to sit a spell and enjoy a good old-fashioned story.

Storytelling Circle

Storytelling Circle will be open in the big tent Saturday and Sunday. There’s shade and chairs to sit a spell and enjoy a good old-fashioned story.

Storytelling is one of the oldest form of art — and one of the first to which we as children are exposed. Before the internet, television and radio, people told stories around campfires, on porches and anywhere where families or friends gathered. We still do — and we are celebrating storytelling in the Storytelling Tent and some of our good storytellers, ranging from tall tales to traditional stories!

Who Is Coming:

David Romtvedt, Buffalo

Marilyn Bratten, Thermopolis

Michelle King, Worland

Echo Roy Klaproth, Shoshoni, Wyoming poet laureate 2013-2014

Darrah Perez, Wind River Reservation

Catherine Ringler, Powell

Cameo appearances by:

Darrell Lonebear, Wind River Arapahoe, hand-drumming

Tom Lucas, Dubois

Ernie Marsh, Lovell

Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle, Thermopolis

Micah Schweizer, Laramie

Aug
10
Thu
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Grand Encampment Museum
Aug 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Grand Encampment Museum | Pine Bluffs | Wyoming | United States

Jessica chronicles John Wesley Powell’s expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers. She intertwines her own adventures on the Colorado River with other contemporary experiences on the river using historic documents and photographs as well as youtube videos in her presentation.

Flock holds an MA in Education from the University of Wyoming and has worked as a Substitute, ESL, Social Studies and Reading teacher and librarian in Albany County and the Cathedral Home in Laramie.  She is also a UNC Workshop facilitator.  She recently accepted the position of History Day Coordinator with the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

Aug
23
Wed
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Centennial Branch Library
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Centennial Branch Library | Centennial | Wyoming | United States

Jessica chronicles John Wesley Powell’s expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers. She intertwines her own adventures on the Colorado River with other contemporary experiences on the river using historic documents and photographs as well as youtube videos in her presentation.

Flock holds an MA in Education from the University of Wyoming and has worked as a Substitute, ESL, Social Studies and Reading teacher and librarian in Albany County and the Cathedral Home in Laramie.  She is also a UNC Workshop facilitator.  She recently accepted the position of History Day Coordinator with the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

Aug
24
Thu
Kit Carson in Wyoming and the West with John D. Farr @ Grand Encampment Museum
Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kit” Carson, was a mountain man fur trapper, explorer, and military leader.   He did not read or write but spoke 12 languages, including Native American languages and is estimated to have traveled 50,000 miles on foot in the western territories.  Learn about the life and times of the famous but unknown “Kit” Carson which included California statehood, the Civil War, early western settlement and war with Mexico.

 

Sep
14
Thu
The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the With with the Maturies @ La-Grange Bear Creek Unity Library
Sep 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the With with the Maturies @ La-Grange Bear Creek Unity Library | La Grange | Wyoming | United States

Join Richard and Mary Maturi for The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the Wit, Betty Rogers. Husband and wife authors Richard and Mary Maturi highlight the wit of Will Rogers and describe how his wife, Betty was the driving force behind Will’s wit and the family business. A discussion of Rogers’ insight into the human condition and problems of his day and how he became a master of communication. The presentation reveal just how much his insight is as applicable today as it was decades ago.

Sep
16
Sat
Understanding the Muslim Faith @ Wyoming Medical Center Conference Room
Sep 16 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

A Discussion hosted by the Wyoming Association of Churches and Wyoming Humanities.

This free symposium will feature:

Dr.Mohamed Salih

Dr. Mohamed Salih is native of Sudan who migrated to the U.S. in the early seventies. He earned his degree from Utah State University and his Masters from Montana State University He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of South Dakota.      He is the former Dean of the Business and Technology division at Laramie County Community College (LCCC), a position he held from 1986 until his retirement in 2009.

He has taught a course about the History and Philosophy of Islam at LCCC for many years. In addition he taught community courses and served on many panels about issues dealing with Islam and the Quran. He frequently writes in the local paper–Cheyenne Tribune Eagle–again about issues related to Islam and is a frequent speaker at many of the faith communities in Cheyenne. Presently he is teaching a short course about Islam to all the Police Officers in Cheyenne. Prior to his appointment at LCCC, he served as the chair of the Applied Sciences Department at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota.

Dr. Salih is very active in the Cheyenne community serving on many boards and advisory committees. He is the Chair of the Board of directors for Family Promise of Cheyenne, a member and ex-secretary of the Cheyenne Interfaith Council, Secretary/Treasurer of the Southeast Wyoming Islamic Center, member of the First Education Federal Credit Union and a former member of SANKOFA African Awareness Board. He is a member of the Advisory Committees for the Cheyenne Police Department, Senior Citizen Center and Compassionate Cheyenne. He is also a member of the Young Men Literary club and the Wallop Group.

Dr. Brad Tyndall

Dr. Brad Tyndall is the president of Central Wyoming College. He has a Ph.D. in economics with specializations in International Development and International Finance. He studied Arabic at the University of Strasbourg in France and at the Sudan Arabic Institute in Khartoum.

In addition to working for community colleges in the U.S., he has worked in eastern Africa and the Middle East in community development for the Peace Corps, CARE International, and US AID. He was a Fulbright Fellow for a Work Bank affiliate in Kenya. Most recently, in 2016, he was asked by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to present at its World Environment Day Conference in Jubail.

After 9/11, to promote peace and understanding, he began doing presentations on “The Loving Side of Islam”. These presentations evolved into his published book, “Touching God: A Journey, A Guide to Mysticism in Christianity and Islam”.

 Understanding the Muslim Faith

Schedule of Events
Wyoming Medical Center Saturday, September 16
Registration 9:30   am
Welcome and Introductions 9:50   am
Guest Leader Presentation:
Dr. Mohamed Salih
10:00 am
Break 10:45 am
Guest Leader Presentation:
Dr. Brad Tyndall
7:00   am
Break 11:45 am
Lunch Served Noon
Conversations with Guest Leaders 1:00   pm
Break 2:00   pm
More Conversations 2:15   pm
Closing Comments 3:00   pm

Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, Wyoming
*Parking in Western Parking Garage
1233 E. 2nd St., Casper, Wyoming

If you wish to attend, please register at
www.wyochurches.org

Suggested donations of $15 will be appreciated.

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