Three bus tours spread over two days during the 2013 Beyond the Mountaintop conference, which is October 3-6 in Denver, Colorado. The bus tours will give out-of-towners the chance to get out of the the DoubleTree hotel and out to experience key sights, neighborhoods and institutions in Denver’s pristine climate in the early Fall. Visit the conference website for the full schedule, to book your hotel room ($109/night for a single or double) and register today!
Friday, 9:00 – 2:00
Join us Friday morning for the
Denver Black History Tour as we learn more about black pioneers that have been blazing trails in Colorado for over 100 years, and as we take in some sights in and around the Mile High City! We will start with a visit to the Black American West Museum and then enjoy a walking tour of historic Five Points. The walking tour will lead us to the world renowned Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. We will then head out of the city and check out Red Rocks Amphitheater which was voted by Rolling Stone magazine as the number one amphitheater in the world. Next we will come back down to the Denver and see the Colorado State Capitol Building. As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, our last stop will be at the MLK Monument at beautiful City Park as we contemplate how we go Beyond The Mountaintop and collectively reach new heights by giving.
Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
On Saturday, October 5th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, the Connecting with Your Ancestors Tour will be a how-to lesson hosted at the downtown branch of the Denver Public Library on how to use genealogy and ancestry sites to research family history. As the summary on the at-a-glance schedule states:
This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore their roots. Experts in genealogy will provide information and tools to trace your family tree. There will be a novice and an advanced class. To prepare for the workshop, please bring a list of your grandparents, great grandparents, etc. if you are new to genealogy. If you are more seasoned, bring a list of questions or concerns regarding your current research efforts. Connecting with your Ancestors will be a fun, eye opening experience.
Also on Saturday between 3-5pm, the Roots, Beans and Greens Tour guided by members of the Eastside Growers Collective. We will be fortunate to have Neambe and Ietef Vita, Beverly Grant, and Faatma Mehrmanesh lead the conversation as we head to the Eastside Growers Collective. The conference hotel is in a food desert. It happens to be an area with a high population of African Americans, with one major grocery store that serves over 55,000 residents. Join us for conversations about food justice and food security as we take a tour of The Grow Haus, which does an amazing job growing organic food indoors, with innovative methods like the hydrofarm and aquaponics farm.
This tour will inspire us to think differently about our connection to food and each other.
Reserve Your Seat when You Register for the Conference
Save your seat on one of the bus tours when you purchase your conference registration on Eventbrite. Conference tickets are available, with the early registration discount ending on September 1st.Through August 31, prices are:
- $300 for a three-day pass (for the community rate)
- $400 for a three-day pass (for institutional rate)
- $125 for an All-day pass on Saturday
- $75 for the Youth Track (for people between 8-22)
- $50 for Saturday’s lunch with Clyde Anderson
- $25 for Friday’s Welcome Reception and BBQ at the Holly Area Redevelopment Project