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the disCOurse features writers sharing their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. In this poem and accompanying performance, Stephen Brackett explores the knots—and nots—that can entangle us when we attempt to fly.
the disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a young Chicana wonders why we only celebrate Hispanic heritage for one month out of the year.
In the early months of 1905, the whole state of Colorado was in an uproar. Miners were on strike, an election clerk had just jumped out of a moving train while fleeing the law, and nobody knew who the governor really was. And it was all caused by one of the most corrupt elections in American history.
Despite the continuing pandemic, celebrations remain significant, even if remotely. They help us feel connected to our community, friends, and extended family. With the arrival of the inaugural Colorado Cabrini Day, we need to celebrate for a variety of reasons.
In partnership with the Latino Cultural Arts Center, the History Colorado Center is presenting Hecho en Colorado—or Made in Colorado—an exhibition of some sixty works that highlight the artistic and intellectual contributions of Native, Mexican, and Chicano artists to the state of Colorado.
After we ran an article in August exploring the history of outdoor classrooms in Colorado and around the country, the Steelworks Center of the West brought to our attention another experiment in outdoor education that took place in Colorado. We’re pleased to share their story in The Colorado Magazine.
the disCOurseis a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, as devastating wildfires burn throughout Colorado and across the West, Brian Cooke looks at fire from the vantage of historic fire lookout towers.