Events for Activist Groups

Utah People's Climate March

Climate change is being ignored by this administration. Utah People's Climate March stands with the worldwide march happening April 29, 2017, marking the 100th day of the Trump administration, whose policies have already targeted: - Shrinking public lands / monuments - EPA dissolution, Scott Pruitt appointment & grant freezes - Climate data being pulled from government websites - Climate change committee dissolution We stand with the voices that aren't often heard when climate change is brought up, specifically indigenous and minority communities and peoples all over the world that more closely depend on the environment for drinking water, agriculture, spiritual practices, and their overall way of life. Come show your support for real climate reform and demanding change as we march from the Salt Lake City Public Library to the Governor's Mansion to demand that Governor Herbert take climate change seriously. We will deliver to him the student-written Resolution on Climate Change that was summarily IGNORED by the Utah Legislature this session. We will demand action. What: Utah People's Climate March Rally & March Start: 4/29, 1:00 PM, Library Square, Salt Lake City March End: 4/29, 3:00 PM, Governor's Mansion, Salt Lake City


What The Health

Please join us for a special one-night screening of the new documentary What The Health, followed by Q&A panel with experts in the field of health and nutrition. Reserve your ticket here: https://www.tugg.com/events/what-the-health-5sc From the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy, What The Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.


Yellowstone to Uintas Connection - Conserving Wildlife Corridors

Wasatch Packtivists hosts a presentation from Yellowstone to Uintas Connection, a nonprofit conservation group working to protect and restore the unique and irreplaceable wildlife corridor in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that connects the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uinta Wilderness and Southern Rockies. Our underfunded and understaffed public land management agencies, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and State agencies are not restoring these degraded lands, wildlife populations and native plant communities, but are continuing unsustainable management without adequate science, regulation, monitoring or accountability. Much of Y2U Connection work is driven by the current actions of these agencies. Join us to learn about the current projects that Yellowstone to Uintas Connection is working on in this corridor.


Nasty Women Utah

Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization and resistance. The purpose of this show is to raise funds for Planned Parenthood Utah and peacefully protest a Trump presidency through art and community.


Oriented

"Oriented" is a feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Determined to "change their reality," the three best friends form a group called "Qambuta", a non-violent, cultural resistance movement fighting for gender and national equality. Through their activism, they address what it means to grow up with the burden of a multi-faceted identity.


Beyond Against: Activism From the Eye of the Storm

Beyond Against is a call for all those who feel challenged by the current social and political direction and who want to take action in a new an empowered way to accelerate social change. Join us for a weekend of exploring the soul of activism . . . a workshop retreat for activists and blossoming activists from many areas and perspectives. Come make new connections — to self, to community, and to the power & wisdom found in the natural world. Register at http://www.newmoonritesofpassage.com/beyond-against/


Beyond Against: Activism From the Eye of the Storm

Beyond Against is a call for all those who feel challenged by the current social and political direction and who want to take action in a new an empowered way to accelerate social change. Join us for a weekend of exploring the soul of activism . . . a workshop retreat for activists and blossoming activists from many areas and perspectives. Come make new connections — to self, to community, and to the power & wisdom found in the natural world. Register at http://www.newmoonritesofpassage.com/beyond-against/


Jackson: Film Screening and Discussion

Amid threats to close the last clinic in Mississippi that provides abortion, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of life at the center of America’s ongoing reproductive healthcare debate. Join Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) and the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) for a screening of this award winning documentary followed by a panel discussion moderated by Drs. Leslie Francis and Kirtly Jones. Refreshments + mingling, 6:00pm Movie, 6:30-8:00pm Expert Panel w/those at the frontlines, 8:00pm Donations will be accepted for MSFC/LABS through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackson-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-32282618180