Calling Women Who Rock, BD2020 on Utah HERitage, #ThePeoplesBusiness with League of Women Voters and YWCA, Red Barn Academy gets back to the farm to rebuild lives.
Eugenie Hero-Jaffe on the call for visual artists for the “Queens of Music” mural project at The Gateway. It’s 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, a perfect reminder that women rock – let’s celebrate that!
March 7: International Women’s Day at The Gateway, a collaboration between KRCL Radio, The Gateway and The Blocks. We’re looking for 8 artists to participate in a mural project featuring their favorite “Queen of Music.” To apply click here.
Schedule of events for March 7:
2:00-7:00 p.m. – Live music, live mural painting, games and vendor village
7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion hosted by Bumble at Kiln Co-Working
8:00 p.m. – Free Screening of RGB sponsored by Bumble
Naomi Watkins, Director of Education for Better Days 2020, which is preparing to celebrate suffrage milestones the week of Feb. 10-14, 2020. Visit the BD2020 art exhibition now on the 4th floor of the Utah Capitol Building, featuring 50 illustrations of Utah suffragists and advocates, including KRCL's own Ellen "Mama” Selu.
Feb. 12: Celebrate 150 Years of Women Voting @ Utah State Capitol. One hundred and fifty years ago, on February 12, 1870, the Utah Territorial Legislature passed a women’s suffrage bill that allowed female citizens to vote under the same laws as the men. Join Better Days 2020, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Cultural Alliance at the Utah State Capitol to commemorate and celebrate this important anniversary and the Utah HERitage of women who continued to fight for representation and improve their communities. Click here for the schedule of activities. To volunteer, click here.
Feb. 14: Utah Women "First to Vote" Remembrance Walk, 11:45a-2:00p City Creek Park, 110 N. State St., SLC. Join Better Days 2020, Preservation Utah, Voterise, the Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Utah YWCA to walk in memory of a Utah woman who inspires you to lead. You are invited to wear purple, white, or yellow (suffrage colors), with pins and ribbons provided for you to wear the name of the woman you’re honoring. Click here to register and claim free tickets.
#ThePeoplesBusiness on Day 2 of 45 of the Utah Legislature, featuring:
Emily Walsh of the League of Women Voters of Utah. Bring your own lunch and meetup with the League’s Legislative Action Committee in the Seagull Room of the Senate Building from 11:30a-1:30p every Wednesday during the session to share observations, discuss bills and strategies for the general session.
Erin Jemison of the YWCA Utah. This year's policy priorities were informed by The 2019 Well-Being of Women in Utah Fact Sheet, which the YWCA publishes annually with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. During the session, watch for weekly updates and action alerts regarding its priorities. If you are not yet signed up for advocacy emails, you can do so here.
Red Barn Academy goes back to the farm to focus on addiction recovery and mental wellness. RadioACTive spoke with Co-Founder and CEO Michael Haws and Red Barn Program Director Alan Fahringer.
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Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: