Saturday Night at Norwood Livery: Let’s Talk Ukraine, 5/18!

Saturday Night at Norwood Livery: Let’s Talk Ukraine, 5/18!

Telluride Inside…and Out received the following note from Daiva Chesonis. The former beloved owner of Telluride’s Between the Covers Bookstore and former Poet Laureate, San Miguel County, is the new(ish) Events & Programs Manager for the Norwood Park & Recreation District (NPRD). In that role, Daiva is reviving “SNL: Saturday Night at the Livery.” Her inaugural program on May 18 features American journalist and filmmaker Jordan Campbell. Jordan has traveled to Ukraine three times since February 2022. His doc,”Ukraine Under Fire,” will be screened. 5 bucks at the door/non-booze cash bar with artisanal mocktails.

The mission of the NRPD is to provide diverse, year-round recreational opportunities through the creation and maintenance of high-quality parks, trails, facilities and programs. Working with partners like the Forest Service and BLM, NPRD stewards Nordic skiing trails, Thunder Road and Burn Canyon recreation trails, and offers an in-town, 9-hole disc golf course.

In addition, the NPRD Campus includes The Livery, a barn-turned performance venue, creating an arts dimension to the Rec District, offering theater, live music, fitness classes, and event/conference rentals.

New in 2024, NPRD welcomes the world to Norwood for the first ever “Music on the Mesa,” a free summer concert series in collaboration with Pickin’ Productions, the Town of Norwood, the Norwood Chamber, and myriad supporters.

“In my newish employment position at NPRD – Events & Programs Manager – I’m resuscitating ‘SNL: Saturday Night at the Livery,’ a sporadic speakers’ series that got shut down with Covid. We’re back with a bang. Featured will be American journalist and filmmaker Jordan Campbell, who made three trips to Ukraine since February 2022. In addition to screening his almost-done film “Ukraine Under Fire,” we’ll talk about what it has meant for him mentally and physically to see that we’re still doing this thing called war.”


Jordan Campbell

JORDAN CAMPBELL is an American journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He is founder and CEO at Ramro Global: Worldwide Humanitarian Action, a socially driven film production company, spotlighting the issues, challenges and people that define the worldwide humanitarian space.

Jordan is also the director and producer of “UKRAINE UNDER FIRE: A Film about War & Conflict,” which highlights war crimes, genocide and resilience in the face of Russia’s 2022 invasion and examines Ukraine’s future amidst the most significant conflict in Europe since World War II.

His additional film work, most notably to draw attention to cataract blindness and child heart disease in low-and-middle-income countries, along with other media assignments, has taken him to Nepal, Kosovo, Lebanon, Cameroon, South Sudan and conflict-affected countries like Libya and Iraq.

Readers can find Jordan’s byline in National Geographic, Outside, Climbing, Inside Hook and Men’s Journal.

Jordan is also the director of the award-winning documentary film, “DUK COUNTY: Peace is in Sight in the New South Sudan,” which won the Indomitable Spirit Award and Moving Mountains Prize at Telluride Mountainfilm and screened twice at the United Nations.

Jordan is an accomplished international mountaineer, having participated in notable expeditions to Himachal Pradesh in Northern India and the Nyenchen Tanglha region of Eastern Tibet, along with a myriad of climbing, skiing and mountain exploits spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas. His lifetime commitment to international climbing and mountain adventure is fortified by his professional service as former director of communications for Marmot Mountain LLC and former expeditions manager for The North Face. He’s also a board member serving Mountainfilm in Telluride.

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