March 21, 2019
Own This City – Coolest and Funnest Public Election Event, Ever! (In March, at least)
In case you aren’t familiar with Warm Cookies – they create and host events at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Downtown Denver, the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado History Museum, and other places to engage everyday people around politics, the economy, the environment, and social change using award-winning comedy, theater, and irreverent show and tell. (and yes, they always have milk and cookies at their events!)
Their programming this year will focus exclusively on the “city” part of civics, which they are calling “Own This City: A User’s Guide.” The purpose will be to 1) explain to Denverites what is they own as citizens (the parks! the fire department! the library!), 2) how the stuff they own actually works, and 3) what ways they can get involved with the stuff they own to help make them work.
They felt as though the spring municipal elections present a wonderful opportunity for our members to hear from the persons running for office directly, and find out how that thing we all own in Denver—city government—will work for us in the years to come. To this end, they are planning a unique event at the McNichols Civic Center Building on Thursday, March 21st, from 6pm to 8pm, another edition of an ongoing series, “Bring Your Government,” mixing comedy, LEGOs, and exchanges on our ideal form of government.
Denver Elections will be on hand to talk about how and where and when to vote, and the very best comedic talent Denver has to offer—Janae Burris, Nathan Lund, and Adam Cayton Holland will be there to make us laugh about election season (and whatever else might cross their minds). Attendees have the opportunity throughout the evening to approach candidates and talk to them, and challenge them, one-on-one, about their campaigns and their ideas for Denver today and in the future.
It is a pretty unique take on candidate forums—and sounds like a whole lot of fun!
McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202, USA