Events

Discussion on Cultural Appropriation

Join PANDOS and Voices of Diversity on Monday March 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm as we have a thoughtful discussion on Cultural Appropriation. The talk will take place at the U of U Behavioral Science Building on 332 South 1400 East in SLC. 

Opening prayer : Butch Russell, PANDOS Spiritual Advisor
Event Moderator: Wazir Jefferson, Adjunct Instructor for the Masters of Public Administration Program 

Panel Discussion Presenters: 
1. Ella Mendoza, Co-Founder of Utah's Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement 
2. Heilala Fu'itahi Potesio, Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition
3. Brenda Dao, Graduate Assistant for the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah
4. Carl Moore, PANDOS Chair

Panel discussion will be followed by audience questions and participation in the discussion. 
Please come with an open mind, willingness to learn, and the ability to recognize your own privileges.

This is a free event. No registration is required. See post in discussion for map of location. 


Text, Talk, Revive Civility

Community dialogue on civil discourse through all means of communication, to include technology. An opportunity to continue the discussions started at What Every American Should Know. #KeepTalkingSLC #WeAsk Based on research, practice and policy of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.


Spring Movie Series: Tom Hanks Classics

Spring Movie Series: Tom Hanks Classics The County Library's Viridian Event Center presents our annual Spring Series of Classic Movies! Bring your whole family and enjoy some of your favorite movies on the big screen. Free admission, free popcorn, and free activities before every screening! Movies are every Monday in March, 2017 @ 7pm. March 27: Forest Gump Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.


The Growlers

The Growlers are headed to Salt Lake City on March 28 at The Depot for the City Club Tour! KRCL is pleased to present the show. 21+


Buddy Wakefield at Poetry Slam Finals

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddy-wakefield-at-salt-city-slam-finals-tickets-31816172027 Salt City Slam, SLC's longest running poetry slam, will be sending a team to represent Salt Lake at the National Poetry Slam! The top 5 competitors will be Salt Lake's official poetry slam team! These poets have been competing all year to earn enough season points to take their place here, at finals stage. These poets are the best of the best spoken word artists in the salt lake valley! Hosted by none other than Jesse Parent!! Salt Lake Competitors: RJ Walker- 55 Shannielle- 31 Debbie- 29 Ashton Bell- 27 Bryce Wilson-27 Jose Soto- 27 Rebeca Mae - 23 Monica- 19 Alex Ostler- 17 Brian Earl- 16 Sacrifices Tayven Godfrey Kari Lindsey Before the slam kicks off, we'll have our featurd poets, Buddy Wakefield and Jamie DeWolf!! BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then went on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in over 1500 venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia. In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He has not yet stopped. Having spent most of his career based in Seattle, WA, now claiming Los Angeles, CA as home, Buddy has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, a re-delivery boy, a candy maker, a street sweeper, a bartender, a maid, a construction worker, a bull rider, an incredibly slow triathlete and a facilitator at Quantum Learning Network. He loves peanut butter, power napping, chopping wood and Vipassana meditation. Wakefield is a writer, elated son of a guitar repair woman, wingman of Giant Saint Everything and pays attention. An author at Write Bloody Publishing and an original Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, Buddy is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart. JAMIE DEWOLF is a writer, performer, film director, teaching artist, show producer and circus ringmaster from Oakland, CA. Known for his fast paced mix of stand up, theater and hip hop with a style called “over-the-top, raw and raucous” with “moving, intense verse”, DeWolf “brings that same inimitable, avant-garde style to everything he does.” He first exploded into national prominence in the competitive lyrical battles of poetry slams, winning his first title on the Oakland Slam team in 1999. The team went on to win the Western Regional Championships and made the Finals Stage the same year. DeWolf went on to become the Oakland and Berkeley Grand Slam Champion, and the champion of the Lyrical Death Match, Ill List, Chi-Town Classic, the Battle of the Bay, Indie Slam Showdown, the $1000 Berkeley Grand Slam, and the War of Words Tag Team Bout. He won his way onto Bay Area slam teams every year he competed, and is also an Individual finalist for the International World Championship and the New Word Series.


Essay Contest: Make the Case for Caring

The Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest is a forum for thoughtful high school thinkers to share their analysis on a different international development topic each year. This contest asks students to build a creative, persuasive argument for engagement in a country like Mali -- far from students' homes and daily concerns. National winners of this essay contest receive cash awards and recognition. This year's essay topic: Why should an average person in the United States invest in educating children in a far-off country like Mali...what is in it for us? All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States are eligible. The essay must be 300-500 words. Additional rules apply -- see official rules at www.malirisingfdn.org. Essays may be submitted beginning January 1, 2017 via email only to essay@malirisingfdn.org. Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 31, 2017.


Live Museum Theater

Live Museum Theater at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Don’t miss live theater performances delighting Museum audiences almost daily. Current productions include: Poison Live! – the true story of how murder helped bring about the science of toxicology, and The Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow, a fun look at how exotic plants in the rainforest develop life-saving defenses.

Playing Now thru April 2017/Check website for exact days & times: nhmu.utah.edu/events/poison-live or call 801 581-6927.


Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesdays; Beavers the Brilliant Builders; Free for ONC members; $3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
No other wild animal changes their environment more than the beaver.  From dams, canals, and lodges, beaver create a habitat that suits their needs. Join us on a hike to learn about beaver adaptations and explore examples of their construction skills.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.


Freestyle Drawing Night

Mixed-Medium Freestyle Drawing Night! tickets can be purchased through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freestyle-drawing-night-at-arthaus-tickets-32966011227 Chris Maggio ~ Instructor March 29th, 5:30-8:30 pm 3-Hour class - $30 per student Yes! It’s a “ME” night to create and do something colorful with no rules, just self expression! Bring your colored pencils, markers, charcoal, graphite, silverpoint, different colored or textured papers, wood panels, whatever you enjoy working on, or would like to try. Raid your kids’ crayon box. I’ll help you design your project, try new artistic things, or simply reinforce the creative process you want to be better at! “What do I need to bring?” If you don’t already have the toys and tools, I recommend stopping by an art store, such as Michaels (not affiliated, but they do have tons of great stuff!) and find something bright and creative that you have been wanting to try. Something you’re intimidated by! For three hours, on a normally-boring Wednesday night, you can begin your mastery and leap over that confidence hurdle! Bring a snack, a drink, and your earbuds and zone out while you create… Idea hints: Paint pens on glassware (Goodwill and DI have tons of unusual glassware that you can explore with, and it’s cheap!!) • Fine-line marker drawing/sketching on colored paper • woodburning on a wooden plaque or prefab wooden birdhouse (yes, it is a kind of drawing!) • Permanent markers on white canvas tennis shoes or white ball cap • paint pens on a picture frame or makeup case, or any dull object • there are endless things to do! Sometimes we just need someone to help us get it rolling.


Lectures in Entrepreneurship

Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship presents the 2017 Lectures in Entrepreneurship series. All lectures are Wednesday evenings in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The presentation on the 29th is: Turning Passion in to Opportunity at 6:30 p.m. with Darin Piccoli, The State Room and Shannon Bahrke, Two-time Olympic Games Medalist.

 The Lectures in Entrepreneurship series is a cross-listed MBA and undergraduate class. The lecture series brings successful entrepreneurs from the community to campus to discuss critical issues relevant to business. Topics include developing an idea, validating the concept, planning the venture, raising funds, building a team, launching the company, sales and marketing, customer service, growing the business and the keys to success.

 For more information about Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship visit: www.westminstercollege.edu/center_for_entrepreneurship.