Events for Lectures/Discussions

Womenpreneurs - The Pitch 2.0

Womenpreneurs first ever live pitch competition featuring some of Utah's finest female-led startups. This pitch competition has an exciting twist: the first half of the evening will feature a special coaching workshop open to any women looking to develop, refine or perfect their pitch. This is geared for women raising capital...it could also be working on your sales pitch to close more customers, or your pitch about yourself to land your dream job, etc. Afterwards, our live pitch competition is welcome to all to support women led businesses. Workshops at 5 PM. Pitch competition at 7 PM. RSVP: https://womenpitchforresults.splashthat.com/. In Partnership with the Leonardo After Hours and USTAR.


Coming to America: New Americans Share Their Stories

In the spirit of United We Read SLC, and in support of New Americans, a guest panel of youths and adults will share their experiences of coming to the United States.  Firsthand stories will be followed by Q&A.


Hear My Voice: African-American Women's Perspectives on the LDS Priesthood Ban

In 1978, the LDS Church officially lifted priesthood and temple restrictions on black members of the church. Now 40 years later, hear African-American LDS women discuss the ban and its effects on their families and faith. Panelists: Jerri A. Harwell, writer and associate professor, Salt Lake Community College; Karyn Dudley, writer and artist; Tarienne Mitchell, archivist, LDS Church History Department, and historian, Utah Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Moderator: Alice Faulkner Burch, secretary, Utah Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and Relief Society president, LDS Genesis Group. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team.


Hear My Voice: African-American Women's Perspectives on the LDS Priesthood Ban

In 1978, the LDS Church officially lifted priesthood and temple restrictions on black members of the church. Now 40 years later, hear African-American LDS women discuss the ban and its effects on their families and faith. Panelists: Jerri A. Harwell, writer and associate professor, Salt Lake Community College; Karyn Dudley, writer and artist; Tarienne Mitchell, archivist, LDS Church History Department, and historian, Utah Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Moderator: Alice Faulkner Burch, secretary, Utah Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and Relief Society president, LDS Genesis Group. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team.


RDT's Ring Around the Rose Presents Dallas Graham

RDT's Ring Around the Rose is a "wiggle-friendly" performance series for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Enjoy this creative and fun show of stories with the creator of the Red Fred Project.

Information rdtutah.org


Hilary Zaid Book Reading and Discussion

Hilary Zaid reads from and discusses her new novel, Paper is White. Set in ebullient, 1990s Dot-com era San Francisco, Paper is White is a novel about a Jewish lesbian couple's plans to get married, the gravitational pull of the past, and the words we must find to make ourselves whole.


Curator Talk | ShiPu Wang: "Obata's Cosmopolitan California"

ShiPu Wang, curator of Chiura Obata: An American Modern, offers insight into the exhibition slated to open Friday, May 25.


"Topaz: Our Stories" with Kimi Kodani Hill and Friends

Join Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and other descendants of Japanese American internees, as they share their families’ experiences at the Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta, Utah. During World War II the U.S. government forcibly relocated thousands of Japanese Americans to detention camps, including Topaz, culminating decades of government discrimination against Asian immigrants.


Spring Into Books

Spring into Books is a premier local author showcase, complete with book signings and mini workshops. Join us for this free event at the Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah to meet your favorite local authors and find your next favorite book. Special guests Josi S. Kilpack and Wendy Knight will be joined by more than 50 other authors signing books. Spring into Books is sponsored by The League of Utah Writers, Salt Lake County Library Services, and The West Jordan Art Council. Since 1935, The League of Utah Writers has been a nonprofit organization supporting aspiring writers of all ages, styles, and experience. It offers outreach, education, contests, conferences, classes, and other events. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to St. George, it is the state’s oldest and largest writing community. Find out more about other activities at leagueofutahwriters.com


Community Meet-up | Chiura Obata: An American Modern

Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Topaz Museum in Delta to learn about Chiura Obata, one of the twentieth century’s most significant Japanese American artists. Begin the day at 8 am at the UMFA to see the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern. Experience the breadth of Obata’s lifework and create art inspired by his unique style of printmaking and drawing. Then make your own way to Delta and the Topaz Museum by 1 pm to see the exhibition Topaz Art School, with more of Obata’s work, and learn about the internment camp where Obata was held during World War II. An organized trip from the Topaz Museum to the site of the Topaz internment camp will follow. Please arrive at the Topaz Museum (55 West Main Street, Delta, Utah) at 1 pm sharp to view some short videos followed by a discussion and gallery tour, where several of the museum’s Obata works will be on view. Afterward, guests will travel to the Topaz Internment Camp site by bus; guests are discouraged from driving their own cars to the site, where parking is extremely limited.