Happy 98th Birthday to the League of Women Voters of Utah, ERA then and now, Congresswoman Karen Shepherd traces the roots of our political polarization, Abi Goddey's Black Butterflies in Kent, Dunun Drumming with Mabiba
Writer Abi Olufeko of 365 Poetry, who read a powerful piece during the show. He'll be sharing more at Black Butterflies in Kent, a literary event "weaving magical sounds of blackness through song, poetry, dance, and great food." Ten dollars at the door, Black Butterflies in Kent will be held Feb. 24, 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Columbus Community Center, 2531 S, 400 E, Salt Lake City
Mabiba Baegne, a master of West African dunun drumming who moved to SLC a year ago. She shared her story of following master drummer Famoudou Konate in Guinea until he agreed to teach her. She's now teaching classes, including a series you can still join this Sunday. Click here for more details. Or sign up for classes in March and April.
The League celebrates 98 years in Utah tomorrow! They invite you to meet at noon -- in the Seagull Room, ground floor of the Senate Building, East side of the Capitol Campus -- for their weekly brown bag during the legislature, but this time there will be cake! And Peggy will talk about the Equal Rights Amendment in Utah with Luci Malin and Senator Jim Dabakis, sponsor of S.J.R. 9 Joint Resolution Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Luci Malin, original ERA supporter who moved to Utah in the '80s to organize for NOW, the National Organization for Women. She shared stories of mobilizing "missionaries for the ERA."
Better Boundaries campaign co-chair Karen Shepherd, who represented Utah's 2nd District in Congress from 1993-1995. Toward the end of the show, Shepherd shared a story from her freshman year in Congress that just might explain the root of our polarized political times.
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