RadioACTive 08.15.23

  • August 15, 2023
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Calling all allies -- Equality Utah and the Indigo Girls are getting ready to throw a party, and you're invited. Plus, Back-to-School Mental Health Day, Friends of GSL beer bash, and the social and moral imperatives of regulating artificial intelligence with The AI Project.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

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Troy Williams of Equality Utah, a political action and advocacy organization that works to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families. Against the backdrop of template legislation targeting transgender people, book bans and folks pushing a lavender scare for a new generation, Equality Utah is getting ready to throw its annual Allies Gala, featuring Indigo Girls, at Eccles Theater on Oct. 14. For tickets, click here.

  • Oct. 14: Equality Utah Allies Gala Ft. Indigo Girls, 6:00 p.m. at Eccles Theatre, 131 S. Main St., SLC. "Dinner and drinks included with ticket. Dress Theme: Western Americana Eleganza. Pull out your rhinestones, adorn your hats, and bring all the fun. Walk the runway in your best DIY to Cowgirl Couture." For tickets, click here

Black Physicians of Utah issued an invitation to their Back to School Mental Health Day. RadioACTive spoke with BPOU's Jenessa Jimoh, founder & executive director of , and LCSW Stormey Nielsen, who leads BPOU's Black Women's Mental Health Forum.

  • Aug. 19: Back to School Mental Health Day, 9a-2p at 2530 S. 500 E., South Salt Lake City. Event by Black Physicians of Utah: "As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is essential to address the mental health of young students. That is why BPOU is hosting Back2School Mental Health Day. We believe that a healthy mind is the key to unlocking success and happiness in every child's educational journey. This event will be an opportunity for parents, educators, and community members to come together and learn about the importance of mental health in the academic setting. Together, let's empower our young students and pave the way for a mentally resilient generation." To register for this FREE event, click here

Local Utah breweries and cideries are coming together to create special beers to raise funds for FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake. RadioACTive got all the details from FoGSL's Doug Tolman.

  • Aug. 16: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Fundraiser, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Hall Pass @ The Gateway, SLC. Featuring Save the Lake Pilsner brewed by Salt Flats Brewery. "Calling all beer lovers and lake lovers! We'll have craft beers, ciders, and cocktails from Salt Flats Brewery, RoHa Brewing Project, Ogden Beer Company, Moab Brewery, Bewilder Beer, Park City Brewing, Salt Lake Brewing Co., Mountain West Cider, and Dented Brick Distillery. Proceeds will support FoGSL's education, research, advocacy, and arts programs."

Later this week, the AI International Film Festival will host a panel discussion about the social and moral imperatives of regulating artificial intelligence. RadioACTive got a preview with the festival's Bert Holland and Madelaine Lamah and panelist Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, an Assistant Professor in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program and in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he directs the Laboratory for Quantitative Experience Design.

  • Aug. 17: The AI Project panel: Should We Regulate AI, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Industry SLC. "In conjunction with the AI International Film Festival, the AI Project presents a panel discussion with industry professionals, filmmakers, professors, journalists, and policy experts such as AI Expert U of U Professor and Author Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Chief Data Strategist and NYU faculty member Jepson "Ben" Taylor, and AI visionaries Christobal Ross (Chile), Joachim Peter (Germany), and Udesh Chetty (South Africa). The evening's program will also showcase three enlightening films from the Film Festival June competition winners (see The panel will consider the proposals of the EU and individual states." For more details, click here

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: