Events for Activist Groups

The Voiceless Screening

Join the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and our community partners for a screening of the internationally recognized documentary, The Voiceless, features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence. This powerful straight to camera film discusses culture, masculinity, and other important concepts. The film was produced by Vanessa McNeal and PLVTO Pros of Des Moines. Join us for this inspiring screening and panel event to learn more about the unique needs and experiences that men face as sexual violence survivors. Men are often the invisible victims of sexual violence this event will showcase and raise awareness of the often unspoken experiences of men who have experienced sexual violence.


29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon

LeaderLuncheon is YWCA Utah’s signature annual event. This year, YWCA Utah will honor up to five remarkable women with Outstanding Achievement Awards, and we are pleased to present Soledad O'Brien as keynote speaker. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon support YWCA Utah’s programs and services to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families.


The Wanted 18 movie

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, THE WANTED 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative. Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities- until the Israeli army takes note.


RDT Presents Sacred Lands Sacred Waters: A Bears Ears Discussion Panel

The free, public event, funded in part by Utah Humanities, will focus on the sacred nature of the Bears Ears National Monument, not only sacred to sovereign nations, but to white settlers, recreationists and environmentalists. The discussion will use as a departure point the notion that this land speaks to all of us about the spiritual and mythological connections we have to each other and to the earth, not only in Utah but across the nation. Panelists include: Willie Grayeyes (Diné) Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk (Ute Mt. Ute) Mary Benally (Diné) Ann Hannibal, Natural History Museum Sara Dant, Historian, Weber State University Moderator: Daniel McCool, University of Utah The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at http://www.rdtutah.org/shows/sanctuary


Redefining Justice: A Community Call to Action

The Utah Film Center is collaborating with several community partners invested in social and racial justice to host a film screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary, 13th, as part of a series of events to celebrate National Youth Justice Awareness Month. This event titled “Redefining Justice: A Community Call to Action,” will be held on October 5, 2017, at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center. The film explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Although 13th is available for screening on Netflix, we hope to gather community members to bring collective awareness to the current status of our justice system in order to begin a larger conversation towards change. In addition, this dialogue is relevant as we consider redefining justice for the next generation of young people in America. Doors open at 6:00pm and the film will begin at 7:00pm- followed by a panel discussion of local advocates and experts who will conclude with a CALL-TO-ACTION to join the movement towards reform. ***CLE Utah State Bar Approval Pending (updates will be made here when available)***


Festival of Light! Cambodia Job Foundation Gala

The Festival of Light! Gala-- benefiting Cambodia Job Foundation (www.cambodiajobfoundation.com)-- will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The Festival of Light! will include dinner, entertainment by the Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble, and silent and live auctions. Purchase tickets here: https://www.auctria.com/ev?site=b6426b62-d07c-4152-865c-4fb45f1e143f


Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education

After home mortgages, student loans are now the second largest consumer finance market in the country. Student debt is reshaping the way the American middle class approaches higher education, work, purchasing a home, and even retirement. Law schools in particular are a bellwether in the student loan debate. During the Obama administration Congress, the Department of Education, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau adopted a variety of limited legal reforms to student lending. Despite these limited reforms student debt still looms large over the future of millions of Americans. Will the Trump administration signal a shift in student lending? What does the future hold for America’s struggling student borrowers? For more visit: http://www.law.utah.edu/event/utah-law-review-financing-the-future-the-law-and-politics-of-student-debt-in-american-higher-education/