Thursday, February 17, 2011

Aspen Ideas Mini-Festival: from Colorado to Shreveport on Thursdays in February, RFC, 5 - 7:30 pm

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2nd Annual Aspen Ideas Mini-Festival

Each July, the internationally renowned Aspen Institute holds its Ideas Festival to unite leaders and visionaries from across the globe in dialogue on critical issues facing our society. The Shreveport Times is joining The Community Foundation in bringing to the Shreveport-Bossier community three dialogue sessions from the Festival that touch on issues facing our area. These three sessions offer our community and leaders an opportunity to participate in a global discussion.

·Feb. 17, 5-7:30pm – "Race and Criminal Justice,” Kamala Harris, Charles Ogletree and Kasim Reed

·Panelists include: Schuyler Marvin, Bossier DA ; Charles Scott, Caddo DA; Ramona Emanuel, Caddo District Judge

Feb. 24, 5-7:30pm – "The Great Reset,” Richard Florida This session explores the new economy of the United States as presented in Richard Florida's book, The Great Reset.

·Panelists include: Lampton Enochs, Moonbot Studios; Rand Falbaum, Gordon, Inc.; Dr. John George, G-6 Management, Inc.

March 3, 5-7:30pm – "Educating America,” Joel Klein

These sessions are free and open to the public. Street parking downtown is also free after 5:00 PM on weekdays.

The Mini-Festival will be held at the Robinson Film Center. Sessions on February 17 and March 3 will be held in the multi-purpose room on the second floor. The session on February 24 will be held in the main theatre.

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