Taxation and representation during interim sessions this week at the Utah Capitol, call for foster care parents for refugee youth, AI and the role of libraries in fostering and empowering digital-savvy citizens
Representatives from local environmental organizations, along with concerned community members, will hold a press conference tomorrow in front of new warehouse construction taking place on undeveloped land, within the Utah Inland Port Jurisdictional Area, and adjacent to migratory bird habitat of global importance. Deeda Seed, senior Utah field campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity, explained.
Vickie Samuelson, co-president of League of Women Voters of Utah, with a rundown of action expected during this week’s interim session of the Utah Legislature. Tune in Thursday night for a recap.
Peter Bromberg of SLCPL and Jim Cooper of The County Library will be showcasing their respective systems as hosts of the Urban Libraries Council's annual forum Oct. 16-18. This year's theme is the impact of artificial intelligence and the role of libraries as they continue to foster and empower digital-savvy citizens with services and tools that will strengthen democracy. Click here for a schedule of events and keynote speakers.
Catholic Community Services of Utah began operating Refugee Foster Care in 1975 to meet the need of growing unaccompanied refugee minors during the Vietnam War. CCS Foster Family Recruiter Meg Buonforte talked about the needs of the program, which will grow next year as it begins receiving unaccompanied minors currently held in CBP detention camps in 2020. Foster mom Ashley Janssen shared her experience in the program. Tip of the hat to Farmer Hilarie Petersen for bring this story to our attention.
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