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Steamboat briefs: Rep. Scott Tipton to hold telephone town hall meeting

Congressman Scott Tipton will host a telephone town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 26. All constituents of the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado are invited to participate.

"With a district that includes 29 of the 64 counties in the state, it's not always possible to visit every community as many times I would like each year," Tipton said in a news release.

Anyone who is interested in participating in the town hall should call Tipton's Washington, D.C., office at 202-225-4761 to sign up no later than noon Friday.

Time changes for yoga in park to 8:30 a.m. Saturday

Due to an event at the Yampa River Botanic Park, Saturday's Yoga Class will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Next week, the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday classes all return to their regular time, 9 to 10 a.m. A suggested donation of $10 helps support the park. Complimentary treats will be offered after class. For more information call or text Patty Zimmer at 970-846-5608.  

Library screens documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro'

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Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "I Am Not Your Negro," Raoul Peck's Academy Award nominee for best documentary film, from the writings of James Baldwin told in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, at 7 p.m. today in Library Hall.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. The film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of Black Lives Matter.

Combining Baldwin's manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, "I Am Not Your Negro" uses Baldwin's words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, and explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Steamboat Movement Fest seeks volunteers for August

Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Movement Fest, which will be held Aug. 10 to 13. All volunteers who can commit to working 14 hours during the festival weekend will receive a weekend pass and T-shirt.  Those interested in becoming a volunteer can apply at steamboatmovementfest.com/get-involved.

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