The Creative Coalition goes to the Democratic National Convention August 25 – 28, 2008 in Denver, CO

The Creative Coalition goes to the Democratic National Convention

August 25 – 28, 2008 in Denver, CO

Click HERE for a pdf listing of all events

Sunday, August 24, 2008:

  • Celebration of African American Leaders Reception

    Mezcal Restaurant (3230 E. Colfax Ave.Denver6:00 – 8:00 pm

    In association with the The Creative Coaltion and Eli Lilly, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will host a reception with influential members of the entertainment industry, public policy leaders and elected officials to honor African American leaders.

Monday, August 25, 2008

    • Gospel Hill Brunch

      Mezcal Restaurant (3230 E Colfax Ave.Denver9:00 – 11:00 am

      Gospel Hill is a film by actor/director Giancarlo Esposito that reflects the power of the human spirit to overcome the pain and hatred of racial and generational division. Cast includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch, Nia Long and the RZA.

    • Rebuilding the US Economy Brunch

Tambien Restaurant (250 Steele St.Denver9:30 – 11:00 am

In association with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), The Creative Coalition will host a morning reception to discuss the Employee Free Choice Act and the key role it plays in rebuilding the American economy.

Housing in America Luncheon

LOCATION TBD 12:00 – 1:30 pm

The National Association of Realtors will honor the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline, an initiative committed to referring homeowners in some state of delinquency or foreclosure to a toll-free phone number that connects callers with local housing counseling agencies for free assistance.

Going Green Reception

La Rumba Restaurant (99 W. 9th Ave.Denver4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Creative Coalition will host a reception honoring Bank of America’s Environmental Initiative and their commitment to help stop the negative effects of climate change.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    • Movies with a Message Morning Reception

      Earl’s Restaurant (1600 Glenarm PlaceDenver9:00 – 11:00 am

      The Creative Coalition and Screen Media Films will honor civil rights icons as well as movies with a message and the filmmakers who bring them to the silver screen. Reception also features highlights from The Fugees’ Pras Michel’s Skid Row which addresses America’s homeless andBig Rig, a documentary addressing the plight of the American trucking industry.

    • State of the Housing Industry Luncheon

Osteria Marco (1453 Larimer St.Denver12:00 – 1:30 pm

In association with the National Apartment Association, The Creative Coalition will host a luncheon with representatives of the housing industry to discuss balanced housing policy issues in the nation today.

Working Together: Artists & Policymakers United to Help Diabetes Patients

Panzano (909 17th St.Denver1:00 – 2:30 pm

In association with Eli Lilly, The Creative Coalition will host a luncheon with prominent members of the entertainment industry, policy leaders, elected officials, business leaders and national opinion leaders to increase awareness of the challenges facing patients with diabetes.

Celebration of Life Reception

Denver Comedy Works (1226 15th StreetDenver10:00 pm

Program honoring the power of courage in the human spirit.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    • Spotlight Initiative Award Morning Reception Honoring Annette Bening

      Earl’s Restaurant (1600 Glenarm PlaceDenver9:00 – 11:00 am

      In association with Nehemiah Corp. of America, The Creative Coalition will honor actress Annette Bening and preview highlights from the soon-to-be-released Screen Media Films documentary narrated by Ms. Bening, 14 Women, which chronicles the life and times of the 14 female Senators in the 109th Congress.

    • A Voice for Mental Health Luncheon

Palettes Restaurant (100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver12:00 – 2:00 pm

The Creative Coalition and AstraZeneca host a luncheon to honor The Campaign for Mental Health Reform.

Shining Star Award Reception

La Rumba Restaurant (99 W. 9th Ave.Denver4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Creative Coalition and Congressional Quarterly present the 2008 Shining Star Award to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for its significant work to find forever families for children in foster care.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

  • From Hollywood to the Hill: Speak Out – If I Had A Minute With The Next President OnHealthcare Town Hall Reception

    Hard Rock Café (500 16th St.Denver12:00 – 2:00 pm

    In association with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Nurses Association, American Health Care Association, AARP, and the American Physical Therapy Association, The Creative Coalition will host a special event and town hall discussion with notables from policy, healthcare and the media.

 

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