Day 36 at the Utah Legislature, Black History in Utah, SheTech, Rural and Proud, Peacemaking in a Violent World, Building Community with Women of the World
Robert Burch of Utah Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society with the group's monthly visit to share Black History in Utah. Tonight's story: Bill Schuffenhauer, Olympic bobsledder.
Sara Jones and Cydni Tetro, co-founders of the Women's Tech Council, which will host more than 2,000 high school girls at SheTech Explorer Day this Thursday. It's free, but you do need to register. CLICK HERE for details.
SheTech's ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields. Girls who attend will have access to internerships, receive a SheTech certificate, receive pathway information and become part of a community to help girls have opportunities in STEM.
With its motto “Rural and Proud,” Epicenter engages in design-based practices to support the residents, businesses, and artists within a town of 961 people.
Epicenter Artist Talk: “Designing Our Futures” with Ryan Baxter, Bryan Brooks, Jarod Hamm and Maria Sykes, and Ashley Farmer of the UMFA. The exhibit opens March 1 at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, offering patrons a chance to to “time travel” through an interactive, hands-on installation and explore possible futures for Green River.
Frida Berrigan of The War Resisters League, who will be in SLC from March 6-9 to share her experiences as part of the non-violence movement in the 21st Century.
Berrigan serves on the board of The War Resisters League, a 90-year-old pacifist organization, and helped to found Witness Against Torture, a nonviolent direct action group focused on shutting down Guantánamo and ending torture. She writes the "Little Insurrections" blog for Waging Nonviolence, and she is the author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into RebelliousMotherhood.
Wednesday, March 7: Berrigan will speak about Peace-making in a Violent World at 1:00 p.m. at SLCC's Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Oak Room.
Samira Harnish of Women of the World (WoW), which helps refugee women achieve self-reliance, gives them a voice in the community, and empowers them to achieve economic independence. WoW's Mouneesha Chowdary and Taiba Aljamabi talked about their journeys to Utah, the challenges they face integrating into the community, and their plans for the future. The Trump Administration's proposal to end a rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work while pursuing their own greeen cards will affect both Chowdary and Aljamabi.
Wednesday, March 7: 8th Annual Fashion Show: Breaking Walls, Building Community, showcasing the cultural tapestry of refugee neighbors.
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