Stolen Valor Act Presentation with Pamla Sterner
Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. - Rawlings Library 4th Floor InfoZone
Information about the Stolen Valor Act, how Pamla Sterner helped write the law due based on a policy analysis paper she wrote at CSU-Pueblo including the major role the media played in getting the law passed. An interesting fact that most people don’t know is the movie Wedding Crashers actually helped us get interviews with all the major news stations, associated press, and local media. Pamla will talk about why the law was needed by citing different cases of phonies as well as the need for a centralized database to honor our true veterans. She will also talk about the Supreme Court case where SCOTUS said the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional because it violated our right to freedom of speech and about the new law that was signed by President Obama and what changed with that law.
Hanna Ranch Film
Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. - Rawlings Library 4th Floor InfoZone
Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.
Fade to Pueblo's Past: Opening Reception
Friday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. Exhibit through Sept. 28.
This event is free. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Photographer Cates said, “If you are interested in Pueblo’s history, its’ past, and photography—and the emotion of times gone by juxtaposed with what’s happening in the world today— come see the show.” According to Cates, special thanks go to the Rawlings Library, Pueblo Historical Society and the Pueblo Arts Alliance in support of this project.
“Our passion for photography is what initially captured our curiosity about the powerful historical images that depicted Pueblo's past culture, events and tragedies,” said Photographer Ward. “Through composite photography and our combined ingenuity, we hope to present this artistic interpretation to our community as a way to step back and take a glimpse into Pueblo's past, ignite a pride and appreciation of our current culture and landscape, and reflect upon the events that have molded us into the strong, diverse community we are today. We invite everyone to ‘fade’ to Pueblo's Past with us and celebrate this place we call home.”
Cates has won awards for her work judged at various art shows, as well as the Colorado State Fair. Her work has also been displayed at libraries, galleries, restaurants and other businesses. She is a member of the Southern Colorado Photography Society, the Pueblo Arts Alliance and the Pueblo Art Guild, and former Board member of the Guild. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on Facebook.