Mount Vernon Canyon Club invites the community to participate in select events throughout the year. The club enjoys sharing the beauty of our mountain and city views with our neighbors.
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, February 24th, 5:30 pm at Mount Vernon Canyon Club
No member A la Carte dining available this evening.
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Tuesday Wellness Forum Presentations ~ Open to the community
The cost is $20 + tax and gratuity, including a buffet dinner.
Every Fourth Tuesday of the month (January - May)
Tuesday, February 27th ~ With Buffet Dinner, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
February Topic: Health Of The Planet: The Human Response To A Warming Planet
February Speaker: Phil Nelson
People respond to the reality of a warming planet in many ways, depending upon their perception of a threat to their well-being. At the personal level, we alter our purchases and our habits to reflect our perceptions of risk. Cities like Denver, Lakewood and Golden adopt varying strategies to a livable and sustainable future. Corporations, the military, and insurance companies respond with measures of adaptation and mitigation. Many choices confront us whether we act individually, corporately, or societally (or not at all) to change the rules and future realities. This presentation is the second on a climate-related topic and is tailored to the non-scientist. A lively discussion is anticipated.
These Forums are open to the community. The cost is $20 + tax and gratuity, buffet dinner with two main dish choices, salad, dessert. A minimum of 15 people is required to hold the event. To register, call Mount Vernon at 303.526.0616.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Monthly Lectures
2018 Schedule: 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15
Tuesday, March 20th ~ Optional Dinner 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm
March Topic: Tibetan Stories: Homeland, Exile, Diaspora
March Speaker: Tenzin Dickyi: Tibetan-English Translator, Writer and Former Associate of the Dalai Lama
Tenzin Dickyi is a poet, writer and translator living in NYC. Her work has appeared in Cultural Anthropology, The Washington Post online, Words Without Borders and Modern Poetry in Translation, among other places, and are forthcoming in The Tibet Reader by Duke University Press. She is editor of Old Demons, New Deities published by OR Books, which is the first English-language anthology of modern Tibetan fiction published in the west.
She is also editor of The Treasury of Lives, an online, open-access biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia and the Himalayan Region. A 2014-2015 fellow of the American Literary Translators’ Association, she holds an MFA in Fiction and Literary Translation from Columbia University where she was a Hertog fellow, and a BA in English literature from Harvard University.
Born in a Tibetan refugee settlement in India where she lived till she was fourteen, her family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, through the Tibetan Resettlement Program. After attending the local high school, she went on to study English and American literature at Harvard where she was President of the Harvard Students for a Free Tibet and features editor of the Harvard South Asian Journal. She then worked at the Office of Tibet, NY, as Special Assistant to the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas.
Tuesday, April 17th ~ Optional Dinner 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm
April Topic: Escaping the Khmer Rouge...and The Rest Of The Story
April Speaker: Sophal Ear, Ph.D.
Sophal Ear, Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor of Diplomacy & World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles where he teaches international political economy, international development, international security, and Asian security. Previously, he taught contemporary theories of political economy, Asian political economy, and how to rebuild countries after wars at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and international development policy at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
He is the author of Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2013, http://amzn.to/UXhoWc) and co-author of The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resources Quest is Reshaping the World (Routledge, 2013, http://amzn.to/WkxCEf). He wrote and narrated the award-winning documentary film "The End/Beginning: Cambodia" based on his 2009 TED Talk and has appeared in several other documentaries. In 2015 he was named a 40 Under 40 Inspiring Professor by NerdWallet and in 2016 won the Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Achievement Award for Extraordinary Leadership in Public Service by the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program. A graduate of Princeton and Berkeley, he moved to the United States from France as a Cambodian refugee at the age of 10.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club prior to the program at 6 pm. The inclusive dinner price is $23.00. Call the Country Club for reservations at 303.526.0616.