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NEW YORKER JOURNALIST JANE MAYER TO SPEAK AT WINTER WORDS

 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
NEW YORKER JOURNALIST JANE MAYER TO SPEAK AT WINTER WORDS
Renowned investigative reporter to appear in Aspen on March 12
 
Aspen, CO (March 8, 2019) – The 22nd Winter Words series concludes March 12 at Paepcke Auditorium with Jane Mayer, a longtime writer for The New Yorker and author of the acclaimed nonfiction book “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” Mayer will discuss her work with Carolyne Heldman, a media strategist and former executive director of Aspen Public Radio.
A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1995, Mayer is the magazine’s chief Washington correspondent and covers politics, culture and national security. Last fall, she helped break the news about sexual-misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Mayer’s New Yorker editor recently told Elle magazine: “She’s the best investigative reporter in America.”
In addition to her reporting for The New Yorker, Mayer has written four best-selling books, including, most recently, “Dark Money,” about the influence of money on the American political system. The book addresses such questions as why economic inequality in the U.S. is continuing to increase and why efforts to combat climate change have been repeatedly defeated. The New York Times named “Dark Money” one of the 10 best books of 2016.
The Winter Words series kicked off with world-famous rock climber and memoirist Tommy Caldwell,before a sold-out crowd, on January 8. Other speakers this season have included novelist Emily Jeanne Miller (January 29), Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead (February 12), and acclaimed authors and professors of religion Kate Bowler and Elaine Pagels (February 26).

More information about the series is available at http://www.aspenwords.org/programs/winter-words/2019-events/

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JANE MAYER EVENT DETAILS
Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Book signing to follow. Explore Booksellers will have books available for purchase.
Paepcke Auditorium on the campus of the Aspen Institute
1000 N. 3rd Street, Aspen, CO 81611

General admission tickets: $25 in advance at aspenshowtix.com or at the door
Free tickets are available for students, and school groups are encouraged to contact[email protected] to reserve seats. 

Questions or requests for author interviews can be directed to: 
Elizabeth Nix, Program Associate
Aspen Words | The Aspen Institute
[email protected]
Phone: 970-925-3122 ext. 4
 
 
Aspen Words was founded in 1976 as a literary center based in Aspen, CO. A program of the Aspen Institute, its mission is to encourage writers, inspire readers, and connect people through the power of stories. For more information, visit www.aspenwords.org/.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, D.C; Aspen, CO; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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