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Aficionados Speaker Series

Originating in 1984, The Hulbert Center Aficionados program is driven by a public interest in the American Southwest. The Aficionados welcome all who are eager to gain knowledge of the people, land, environment, arts, and anthropology that enrich this region. During each block at Colorado College, the Aficionados host a luncheon that includes a lecture by a speaker with expertise in an issue pertaining to the Southwest. While certainly not required, several Aficionados attendees are among the regular donors to Hulbert Center programs. All donations are tax exempt.

To make a reservation for any of the luncheons below, you can send an email or register here. Reservations are required the Friday before each luncheon.

Noon, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave

For more information, call 719-389-6334.

2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Block 1: Wednesday, September 6th at noon

“Before and Beyond Tex-Mex: History and Flavor Profile of Texas Mexican Food"

Speaker: Adan Medrano

Block 2: Wednesday, October 4th at noon

“Querencia and Los Alamos: Nuevomexicana/o Homesteaders on the Pajarito Plateau before and after the Manhattan Project”

Speaker: Myrriah Gomez

*Note venue change- Slocum Commons first floor, SW wing, Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. *

Block 3: Wednesday, November 1st at noon

"Pre-Hispanic Ritual and Celebration in the Day of the Dead"

Speaker: Edgar Cota-Torres

Block 4: Wednesday, December 6th at noon

“A European Modernist in America’s West: The Colorado Work of Architect Jan Ruhtenberg”

Speaker: Eileen Freed

Block 5: Wednesday, January 31st at noon

"Photographing the Southwest Landscape: from Iconic Images to Intimate Scenes"

Speaker:  Stephen Weaver

Block 6: Wednesday, February 28th at noon

"The Journey of Pueblo Pottery from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to the Poeh Cultural Center"

Speaker: Cynthia Chavez-Lamar & Karl Duncan

Block 7: Wednesday, April 4th at noon

"Passport to the Homeland: Maria Varela's Journey from Civil Rights to Land Rights"

Women In The West LectureInformation under separate page

Speaker: Maria Coterra

Block 8: Wednesday, May 2nd at noon

Speaker:  NO SPEAKER THIS BLOCK