Risk Takers: Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Risk Takers: Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar

  • Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center (map)
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Each year the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all of us. 

 

Tamara Banks will be the emcee again and this year’s theme is “Risk Takers: Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar by Overcoming Fear to Take on New Challenges," honoring women attorneys who have stepped outside of their comfort zone and found success in entirely new endeavors.

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Community Works: Boss Day Gala
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Community Works: Boss Day Gala

  • Gaylord Resorts Hotel & Convention Center (map)
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Community Works empowers the unemployed with barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement. Over the past twenty years, more than 6,200 people have gotten jobs after going through Denver Works' programs.

Tamara Banks will speak at and emcee the "Boss Day Gala" which will heighten awareness of the great work done by Community Works to help people find employment.

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A Night in South Sudan
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

A Night in South Sudan

In one of Tamara Banks’ nine assignments to Sudan and South Sudan she reported on the powerful and positive impact educated women and girls can have on their country. "Educate a boy, you educate one person. Educate a girl, you educate an entire nation," United Nations studies have shown.

Tamara has the honor of emceeing this event which will help raise money and awareness to allow Project Education South Sudan (PESS) to continue their work of transforming a nation through educating a sector of the population that is often ignored. Former Lost Boy Daniel Gai will be back in Denver from South Sudan to share the great strides this country and PESS has made since 2011.

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World Kidney Day with Davita - DATE CHANGE!
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

World Kidney Day with Davita - DATE CHANGE!

DaVita will host an event focused on the importance of kidney research. This event was initially scheduled for March 14th, World Kidney Day. But due to a snow storm, the “Cyclone Bomb,” the event has been rescheduled for May.

Tamara M. Banks is serving as Keynote Speaker and MC at this private event hosted by Davita, which features a panel of medical experts sharing and discussing the impact they are making in Haiti on health. Tamara will talk about her documentary journalism work in Haiti and other parts of the world.

DaVita works with Bridge of Life to impact health around the world. For more information on Bridge of Life, please visit www.bridgeoflifeinternational.org

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Kingdomwood International Film Festival
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Kingdomwood International Film Festival

Celebrity Picnic Basket Series

Tamara Banks is honored to moderate a panel discussion at the Kingdomwood Women in Films event in Atlanta, GA, "Celebrity Picnic Basket Series"

 Kingdomwood International Film Festival (KIFF) is a 501c(3) organization that was founded in 2008 originally as Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival by Audrey Thomas and Joe Williams. Their annual film festival provides a forum for independent filmmakers to screen films that promote and inspire Christian teaching and values. KIFF screens full features, shorts, and documentaries, and offers workshops and symposiums that offer insight and analysis of industry trends in faith-based filmmaking and production.

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MSUD Rachel B. Noel Awards
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

MSUD Rachel B. Noel Awards

Tamara M. Banks is serving as MC. Each year at this event, Metropolitan State University (MSU) Denver awards two students with a Rachel B. Noel Scholarship. The Rachel B. Noel scholarship recognizes MSU Denver students who have carried on Rachel B. Noel’s legacy and served as exemplary models for fellow MSU Denver students.  A champion of the civil rights movement in Denver and in Colorado, Rachel Noel was the first African American woman elected to public office in Colorado, the first African American elected to the Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) Board of Education, the first African American to be a member and chair of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, and the first African American woman elected statewide in Colorado.

https://msudenver.edu/noel/aboutrachelbnoel/

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Sistahpreneurs: Breakthrough Business Brunch
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sistahpreneurs: Breakthrough Business Brunch

Tamara M. Banks will moderate a panel discussion for an event called “Breakthrough Business Brunch” for an organization called Sistahpreneurs. The goal of the event which includes a panel discussion is to provide tips, information and discussion to Black women about how to engage in a traditionally white male space in the business community. 

NOTE: This is a ticketed event. Almost sold out. 

https://www.sistah.biz

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards
Jan
18
11:45 AM11:45

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards

"Celebrating the Content of Character," as in years past, is the theme of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards luncheon. Every year the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Colorado MLK Holiday Commission recognize individuals, corporations and non-profits for their exceptional community service that honors the work of Dr. King.

Tamara Banks will be the MC for the typically sold out event which always includes state, national, and local leaders, community organizers, motivation speakers and inspirational music!

 The 2019 honorees are:

Slavica Park, Comal Heritage Food Incubator

Terry Nelson, Blair-Caldwell Library

Anna Jo Haynes, Haynes Early Learning Center

Gary Yamashita, Sakura Foundation

Margaret Abrams, Rose Andom Center

Debra Pollock, GLBT Community Center

Monica Roers, Senior Resource Center

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards
Jan
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards

  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Boettcher Concert Hall) (map)
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Tamara Banks is once again honored to be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission’s Humanitarian Awards. This beautiful event is presented in conjunction with the Colorado Symphony and the theme for the 2019 awards is “WE CRY FREEDOM.”

Six honorees, adults, young people, organizations, and groups that have freely given their talent, time and energy to meet unmet needs, stir hope, speak for the voiceless, and to build a better world will be recognized with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Humanitarian Award. 

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Colorful Stories... See Me, Hear Me (Luncheon)
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Colorful Stories... See Me, Hear Me (Luncheon)

  • Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (map)
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At this powerful event, Tamara Banks moderates a panel for Denver Urban Spectrum of “Colorful Stories” to share inspiring messages about overcoming tribulation with courage and personal conviction. The storytellers will bring light to issues that still need a better response and solutions from our community. Proceeds will benefit nonprofit organizations in each area chosen by its storyteller.

 

 

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MEDIA TRAINING for Young African-American Men
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

MEDIA TRAINING for Young African-American Men

  • https://freespeech.org/how-to-watch/ (map)
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Tamara Banks will be providing MEDIA TRAINING for Beaus, sponsored by Jack and Jill of America, Denver Chapter, focusing on the development of young African American men. This training, delivered via FreeSpeechTV, will help 20 - 25 young Black men navigate interviews with broadcast and print journalists.

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Project Education: South Sudan
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Project Education: South Sudan

At Annual Night in South Sudan 2018, Tamara Banks will be discussing her BE BRILLIANT initiative to bring solar lamps to parts of Africa that have no electricity. She will then introduce Former Ambassador Christopher Hill who will speak about his experience forging peace in developing countries. Daniel Majok Gai, former Lost Boy of Sudan, will share information on the education of young women in South Sudan and how this can bring peace to the world’s newest country. For more tickets Annual Night in South Sudan: http://projecteducationsouthsudan.org  For more info about BE BRILLIANT: https://www.tamarambanks.com/be-brilliant/

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Colorado Women's Bar Association
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Tamara will serve as MC at the association's annual "Raising the Bar Awards." 

The evening is always a memorable one with about 400 attendees gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of the honorees and to thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation. 

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