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Samantha Power Visits Denver for "Bold Women. Change History." | #HerColorado

DENVER, Colo. (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019)—The History Colorado Center welcomes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and decorated stateswoman Samantha Power to Denver on Monday, October 7 for its inspiring speaker series Bold Women. Change History. 

The US Ambassador to the UN appointed by president Barack Obama and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Education of an Idealist, Power presents her personal history during the public engagement initiative known as Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, the nation’s most comprehensive statewide commemoration of the largest voting-rights expansion in US history. The conversation is presented in partnership with Tattered Cover.

Bold Women. Change History. Speaker Series: Samantha Power
Monday, October 7, 7–8 p.m.
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway, Denver CO 80203

Tickets: $40 (includes book) / Members $30 (includes book) / Students $10 (book not included)

About Samantha Power
Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as US Ambassador to the United Nations. From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power’s book “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Sergio: One Man’s Fight to Save the World. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries including Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sudan, and she has been named by TIME as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People and by Forbes as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She immigrated to the United States from Ireland as a child, and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Cass Sunstein, and their two children.

About Bold Women. Change History.
The primary public forum of the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado—a grassroots initiative led by History Colorado, the governor’s Women’s Vote Centennial Commission, and you—Bold Women. Change History. features scholars, authors, and history-makers who illuminate what happens when voters knock down barriers and prohibit discrimination. All events take place at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway). “Colorado Elected Women Firsts,” a panel discussion moderated by Denver journalist Anne Trujillo on Wednesday, September 18, was the first event in the series. Human rights advocate Carol Anderson, author of the critically acclaimed White Rage (Bloomsbury, 2016); astronaut Susan Helms (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.); and journalist Maria Hinojosa join Power among upcoming presenters in the series. Bios, event details, and tickets for all events are available via

Call to Action
History Colorado, the state agency leading the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, invites interested organizations and individuals across the state to collaborate together to create space and events for civic engagement, commemoration, impact and support. Statewide partnerships between local museums, libraries, clubs, schools, arts organizations and individuals in communities will provide settings for voting-related events and dialog. For more information about ways to get involved and participate, visit, call 303-620-4933, or email  

As an effort that empowers Coloradans to see themselves as capable of making an impact on their communities, Bold Women. Change History. mirrors several ongoing initiatives at History Colorado. They include What’s Your Story?, a new core exhibit opening October 19 that introduces visitors to 101 passionate Coloradans, and guides guests to their own powers for positive change; the Year of La Chicana, a community partnership that connects the core issues of the Chicano movement with present day issues of social justice, identity, and inclusion—which welcomed more than 800 guests to its opening event at the History Colorado Center on September 21; and the Museum of Memory project, a public-history initiative to help communities reframe challenges and struggles into histories of resilience and pride, which garnered more than 480 participants last year.

About Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover is a large indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops, furnished with comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs and and a world-class newsstand. We sell new and used books, in addition to crisp pre-discounted bargain editions. We are a Denver institution, a community gathering place, and an experience you can't download. Tattered Cover has a long history of hosting LIVE author events, averaging over 600 authors, illustrators, and public figures each year. Bringing People and Books Together Since 1971

About History Colorado
History Colorado has become a force for finding new and inclusive ways to serve Coloradans. In 2018 History Colorado provided programs to more than 18,000 students in their own schools, and assisted more than 40 schools with bus funds, to expand efforts that now serve more than 85,000 students annually. Its all-day Hands-On History program at El Pueblo History Museum responds to the four-day school week that is now administered by 61% of Colorado school districts. 

History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado through the History Colorado Center and statewide Community Museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections and outreach to Colorado communities. Visit, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.