Average Mohamed: Combating Violent Extremism One Cartoon At a Time

Join us in learning how one Muslim man in Minnesota has made it his personal mission to undermine ISIS. Mohamed Ahmed has dedicated much of his time to creating cartoons that explain Islam — and why ISIS is wrong. He's the creator and voice of a cartoon character he calls Average Mohamed, and for nearly 10 years Ahmed has been producing these online cartoons to try to counter the ISIS message. The cartoon aims to give talking points to parents, clergy members and kids to combat the message of violent extremists and offer hope and acceptance in its place. Join Average Mohamed in a discussion about love for country, culture, and democracy.

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Through Yonder Window: An Immersive Theatre Experience

The Gateway, Utah’s premier place for entertainment, announces an all-new immersive theatre experience debut, Through Yonder Window, by SONDERimmersive, in collaboration with The Utah Arts Alliance, beginning in early June at The Gateway. This hour long live performance, created in direct response to our COVID-19 moment, is an intimate immersive theatre experience, as safe as staying home, in which the audience never leaves their cars. SONDERimmersive – known for its unique blend of dance, theatre, audience experience, and unexpected environments–will transform The Gateway’s North parking garage into the town of fair Verona, where feuding households and unbridled passions are bound to erupt into chaos at any moment. Montagues, Capulets, and familiar townspeople live out stories of forbidden love, passion, tragedy, revenge, and redemption, all while maintaining a safe six feet of physical distance.

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Festival Vibes Fridays by the Utah Arts Festival

A virtual celebration of art and artists each Friday in June presented by the Utah Arts Festival. The Utah Arts Festival invites you to unite every Friday in June 2020 to support artists, enrich our community, and feel the vibes.

Join us at starting June 5th for FESTIVAL VIBES FRIDAYS, a virtual celebration of art. Experience musical performers, visual arts galleries, poets, film screenings, culinary artists, and more in our own virtual Festival style. Each Friday, there will be more fresh vibes so be sure to come back each week for something new.

Range 2 River Relay

Bike, boat, and run from the Wasatch Range to the Jordan River! The Range 2 River Relay [] is light on competition and heavy on fun! For those looking to build friendships and have family-friendly fun, join the Team Heat! The first Teammate will bike 3.6 miles along City Creek, the second teammate will boat 3.3 miles of the Jordan River, and the final teammate will run 3.4 miles of the Jordan River Trail. For those looking to test their active transportation and outdoor recreation abilities, try the Individual Heat! Individuals are invited to participate in the outlined course as a triathlon.

Preview the course: Enjoy bites, drinks, and tunes, and learn about local causes at the Finish Line Celebration. Spectators can watch as competitors end the bike leg, start the boat leg, and finish the final run leg. Make sure to stay for the crowning of this years’ Range 2 River Relay champions! Everyone is welcome!

Why We Wear Orange; Survivors and Supporters of Ending Gun Violence. A Moms Demand Action Event

Why We Wear Orange- Survivors and Supporters, is a virtual event with the goal of elevating the voices of those affected by gun violence and those working to end gun violence in our communities and in our country. In 2018, 397 people tragically died from guns in the state of Utah. Wear Orange is an event to remember all of those people and all the mothers, brothers, children, fathers, sisters, friends and grandparents who have been lost to guns. We seek to raise awareness of this issue and educate everyone we can about safe storage, suicide awarness and prevention, and how YOU can help to prevent gun violence. Please join us for a morning of speakers; we will hear from survivors of gun violence and community organizations that partner with Moms Demand Action to end gun violence. We will feature Catherine Voutaz, who lost her son to suicide and has worked ever since to prevent suicide. We will also showcase our other Wear Orange month activities and actions that you can participate in.

For more information please check our Facebook page: RSVP to Receive Zoom Link:

Community Marketplace

Community Marketplace Food Trucks, Local Vendors, Entertainment

Postponed // Alanis Morissette w/special guest Garbage & also appearing Liz Phair

Postponed //

DigiMarCon West - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition

DigiMarCon West 2020 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere. DigiMarCon West 2020 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held from June 10th to 11th, 2020 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon West 2020 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! At DigiMarCon West 2020, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of DigiMarCon West 2020 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates. For more details visit

12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival goes Virtual

The show must go on for the 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.  Rather than fully canceling due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Craft Lake City is taking this year’s festival virtual, August 7th through 9th. All local makers, DIY engineers and performers will still have the opportunity to participate.

In the coming weeks, Craft Lake City will be extending its DIY Festival application and scholarship deadlines, redefining what participation in the festival looks like, as well as providing new opportunities for local artisans to reach an online audience that expands beyone the state line.

Artisans who have already submitted an application will still be considered for the virtual DIT Festival this year.  If you have not yet submitted your application, you can do so online:

For more information on the developments of the DIY Festival, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or visit the website at

How To Vote By Mail In Utah

Confused on how to vote by mail? Learn the ins and outs of mail-in ballot voting and common misconceptions and mistakes that individuals often make with mail-in ballots in Utah. With the help of Daniel Wade from the Weber County Elections Office and Hope Zitting-Goeckeritz from Voterise, Action Utah will review how to fill out and cast a mail-in ballot and answer your questions on voting by mail in a Facebook Live event to help you cast your ballot successfully for the upcoming Primary Election (and beyond) in Utah. This event is co-sponsored by Voterise.

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