D-Phi: The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry

D-Phi: The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry

The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry, or D-Phi, aims to enrich Denver’s intellectual and cultural life through programs designed to reframe our perspectives, challenge our assumptions and stimulate dialogue about human thought, history, science, art and culture. D-Phi organizes roundtable discussions, art exhibits, film screenings, theatrical performances and lectures centered on major themes, issues or questions of abiding human concern. We host both local and international experts, artists and some of the “greatest minds of our time.”

Upcoming Events

Voices for the Voiceless: The Question of Advocacy

In a world where members of many communities have never met one another, where movements struggle to address intersectionality and ethics must wrestle with efficiency--When is it our place to speak for others and what assumptions are made when we do? Join us for a conversation on the themes of social responsibility and the complicated nature of advocacy on Auraria Campus this April.

Guests include Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, film director Alan Dominguez and EPA Director of the Office of Civil Rights Velveta Golightly-Howell- Click on each name to learn more about our distinguished guests!

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided by the MSU Denver Philosophy Club and Ratio Beerworks, respectively. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 13 @ 5:30 pm

Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, Multicultural Room

Esquire Theatre Film Series & Discussion

The Esquire Theatre is glad to have us back for this year's film series, which runs May 3 - June 21. D-Phi will have a speaker at each event to lead a discussion about the source materials and the historical context of the films after each showing:

  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • 1984
  • Network
  • Norma Rae
  • Do the Right Thing
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • El Norte
  • Torch Song Trilogy

Esquire Theater, 590 Downing Street

Popcorn is free with student ID. Tickets available online and at the door.

Visit our website to learn more and read about our past events.

Support the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry TODAY!

When you chose to support The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry, you make it possible for us to continue to present amazing intellectual and cultural events, as well as encourage important discussions and learning in the community. Becoming a member of D-Phi is easy! Chose the level of support that works for you, based on the events you are interested in attending:

  • $50 or more - Priority seating at all D-Phi events
  • $100 or more - Free admission to ONE paid event
  • $250 or more - Free admission to ALL paid events 


Watch our conversation with Noam Chomsky!

Find more videos of our events, including discussions with Cornell West and Barney Frank, and much more on our website.