Fourth of July Special on Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, Peacable Assembly, Civics, and Poetry Happens
Kimberly Bojorquez, Mack Jones and Ty Bianucci of the UVU Review, the independent, student-run newspaper at Utah Valley University. Last month, the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored them with the Sunshine Award last month.
From the Families Belong Together + Free Rally at the Utah State Capitol building last Saturday, excerpts of speeches from Centro Civico Mexicano's Brandy Farmer and Ermiya Fanaeian of March for Our Lives SLC.
Robert Austin, the K-12 Social Studies Specialist at the State Board of Education, talked about teaching civic identity and character in Utah schools. That was the topic of A Place for All, a new conference designed to strengthen civics education in Utah.
From the Families Belong Together + Free Rally at the Utah State Capitol building last Saturday, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), KRCL's Ma Black, and Leticia Garcia
Trish Hopkinson of Rock Canyon Poets talked about opportunities to hear or share poetry this month in Utah
Poetry Happens with Michael McLane, featured poet at this month's poetry reading and open mic, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Pioneer Book in Provo. Use the media player below to hear McLane share two of his own poems — one a meditation on the transience and decay of storage space on Beck Street, another on the ecological disaster of the coal seam fire burning for decades beneath Centralia, Pennsylvania.