November Program: THE UNITED STATES IN AFGHANISTAN AND AFGHAN REFUGEES IN DENVER
Our November program, presented by the Neureiter Group, featured a joint presentation by a Doyle Inn member and Afghanistan war veteran alongside the executive director of the Colorado office of the International Rescue Committee, which is resettling Afghan refugees in Denver. The discussion ranged from thoughts and insights from serving in Afghanistan, to the recent withdrawal and collapse of the Afghan government, to efforts to evacuate and provide emergency aid and long-term assistance to Afghan refugees resettling in the United States and Colorado.
Our October program featured a tandem presentation by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Boatright and Justice Márquez, presented by Chief Judge Tymkovich’s group. Their presentation focused on enhancing trust, transparency, and diversity in Colorado’s judicial branch. The justices discussed recent amendments to the judicial code of conduct, Colorado’s judicial retention and review process, and the drive to increase diversity representation on the bench, as well as highlighting the important work done by the judicial nominating commissions.