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January 13-February 9: Westminster College - MLK Celebration. "Each January, Westminster holds a week of events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy that provides opportunities to connect and have conversations about diversity, community, and engagement. From a march and rally on Jan. 13 to the Bastian Diversity Lecture: The Unknown Realities of a Community Activist on February 9th." Click here for the full slate of planned activities.
Monday, January 24:
Deadline for Better Days student art contest, She Started It. "Utah women have always made history, but their stories are often forgotten. To change that, we’re asking for student art submissions through January 24, 2022. Winners in each age category will receive cash awards and prizes from Utah businesses! Download the flyer for details. Utah teachers: Share this contest with your students and consider making it a class assignment! We have lesson plans, scavenger hunts, virtual field trips, and more activities to get your students thinking. It’s also a great question to ask the local historical society."
Friday, January 28:
Westminster MLK Celebration: Day of Service. "The Dumke Center for Civic Engagement welcomes students from nearby schools to join the Westminster community for an afternoon of college exploration. Programming for the day of service is in the process of being confirmed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org."
A Celebration of Miracles, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at dōTERRA International, 389 S. 1300 W., Pleasant Grove. Tickets $30. Event by & proceeds go to Lighthouse Sanctuary. “Lighthouse Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that protects and serves children rescued from sexual abuse and trafficking in the Philippines. Come join us for a celebration of miracles. Enjoy live music, dinner, auction and stories of hope and healing of our girls at the shelter.”
Monday, January 31:
Tuesday, February 8:
UDVC Advocacy Day at Utah State Capitol, 9a.m.-5p.m. at Utah State Capitol, 35 N. State St., SLC. FREE. Event by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. “Our annual day on Capitol Hill where we will meet with legislators, advise on policy and budget issues, and host a press conference.”
Wednesday, February 9:
Thursday, February 10:
Utah's "clean slate law" goes into effect, marking the beginning of automatic record clearances in Utah. For more information or help with the expungement process, visit cleanslateutah.org. Clean Slate Utah is a new nonprofit, —instrumental in the law's passage— working to ensure that Utahns don't miss out on opportunities because of their past.
Nonprofit Day on the Hill, 8:00 a.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Event by Utah Nonprofits Association: "Nonprofit Day on the Hill is your opportunity to put advocacy into practice! When you come to the Capitol, you’ll have opportunities to meet with your elected officials, advocate for your mission, attend meetings in the Senate and House chambers, and network with other nonprofit professionals. You will have the opportunity to grow and build your network while advocating for what matters most. . . Your Mission!"
Saturday, February 26:
March 4-6: Save the date fro IMPACT Black Women: Mind, Body, Soul Experience at The Grand America Hotel, SLC. "2022 IMPACT Magazine's mission is to not only empower black women in Utah, but to equip them with the resources to make an IMPACT in their industries, communities, and around the world. IMPACT Magazine will host with Domo, Facebook, and Silicon Slopes. This initiative experience from IMPACT will bring black women together who are seeking to enrich their lives, coupled with opportunities to pitch her aspiring or established business to receive a cash prize and for those who are seeking employment opportunities from Domo and other companies."
March 22 & 31: Save the date for 2022 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day, an event for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and educators. "Calling 10th-12th grade multicultural students and educators! The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) will virtually host the 2022 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day on March 22nd and March 31st. Both days have the same program to accommodate various school schedules. When registering, participants will choose one of the two days to attend. This engaging program aims to motivate all students to pursue leadership and civic engagement pathways. To be held virtually over Zoom. Questions? Contact email@example.com or 801-245-7200."
May 12-14: Save the Date for Labeled Fest 2022. Labeled Fest is a series of ideas and advocacy events focusing on ending the stigma in mental health, disability, developmental, recovery and other marginalized issues through films, ideas and interactions.
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Friday, November 11:
I've been in a dark and twisty mood lately with my entertainment choices so when I heard about "Watcher" during episode 1 of "How to Fest Daily," I was intrigued. Festival programmer Ana Souza spoke with the film's director, Chloe Okuno about the psychological thriller and how unexpectedly needing to relocate filming to Bucharest, Romania helped create another layer of intrigue and suspense for the film's protaganist, Julia (played by Maika Monroe). READ MORE
Day two of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival opened with episode 1 of "How to Fest Daily" from festival director, Tabitha Jackson, who Zoomed in from New York to chat with Clarence "Coodie" Simmons and Chike Ozah, the duo behind the much-anticipated "jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy." Not surprisingly, these two are coming in hot at this year's festival. In addition to the conversation with Jackson this morning, IndieWire featured an interview with the online publication's managing editor Christian Blauvelt. The interview is free to watch, and I highly recommend it. Blauvelt asked insightful questions that prompted a comprehensive exploration into the making of "jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy." READ MORE
#PunkRockFarmerFriday with Aldine, Bob Quinn and Symbria Patterson report on the Utah Farm and Food Conference and small ag at #ThePeoplesHouse. Tala Koula's Ivoni Nash on Tonga and how you can help. SkyWatcher Leo T and fresh, homegrown music from Talia Keys.READ MORE
Understanding E-Carceration with author-activist James Kilgore. Meet Clean Slate Utah, a new non-profit formed to spread the word about Utah’s new automatic expungement law — which starts next month! PIK2AR on how to help folks in Tonga. Sundance Film Festival picks with Autumn Thatcher, RadioACTive's red carpet correspondent.READ MORE