Events for Activist Groups

The Well Spoken - World Premiere

"The Well Spoken" - a new comedy by Aiden Croft & Melissa Salguero. Premiering at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival at The Gateway this summer

Synopsis: Two co-artistic directors of a local theatre company discuss the fallout of a bad faith social media post announcing their upcoming performance of an old classic, William Shakespeare's Richard III. Tensions flare in a situation that is all too recognizable as Modernity meets tradition.

Schedule: Saturday, July 31 - 6:00 PM Sunday, August 1 - 9:00 PM Thursday, August 5 - 7:30 PM Saturday, August 7 - 3:00 PM

Tickets are $15 & are Tavailable at 50% of proceeds are going to the Disability Rights Action Coalition of Utah.

Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Night Out for Safety and Liberation is the night when people across the country come together to reimagine what #SafetyIs: dignity, opportunity and freedom for our communities. As the country begins to re-open, we are planning in-person, socially distanced events where our communities can unite and heal each other from the harm too many of us experience at the hands of law enforcement. Join us August 3 at Jordan park's SouthWest Pavilion from 6-9 pm for #NOSL21 to reimagine a world beyond police or prisons and to celebrate the many ways we keep each other safe.

Speaker Series: Building Equitable Communities

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United Way presents this year’s three-part Speaker Series. The upcoming events are on August 11th and October 27th.  

Systems change leader Hugh Vasquez will join us on August 11, and author Anand Giridharadas will join us on October 27. Each will share their ideas for working together in challenging systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression. Join us for three candid and focused discussions led by Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake, each followed by an audience Q&A. The in-person events will be preceded by meet and greet receptions where community members can connect with Hugh Vasquez and Anand Giridharadas before the discussions.

Fired Up: Wildfire, Fish, and Water Security in Utah

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This event will take place both in-person and via Zoom. When registering, please choose either an in-person or Zoom ticket. Once registered, you will receive instructions for how to access the webinar or where to attend the in-person event depending upon your ticket type. We will also be recording this program and will share it with registrants afterward.

Utah has experienced several of the largest fires in state history in the past few years, leaving large scars in our forests and degrading air quality, fish habitat, and water resources. Why is the fire regime changing and what is it expected to look like in the future? What are the implications for Utah’s water? Patrick Belmont will explore these questions and discuss ways we could better manage our forests, fires, fish, and water resources to ensure better outcomes in the future. Patrick Belmont is a Professor and Head of the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University. His research spans many disciplines...hydrology, ecology, fire science, erosion and climatology, in order to study watersheds as integrated systems. And he is constantly working to make science useful for policy and management.

The Passionistas Project Hosts 2nd Annual Women's Equality Summit 2021

Join the Passionistas Project – an organization inspired to share the positive stories of passionate women from all disciplines and walks of lifefor the 2nd Annual Women's Equality Summit 2021, The Passionistas Project is hosting a three-day event with live panels addressing areas of equality affecting women. Through relevant discussions, presentations and storytelling the summit creates a safe environment for individuals to have tough and vital conversations about prevalent gender issues, including AAPI and Jewish hate crimes, disability rights, transgender issues, financial equality, racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy related death, ageism, mental health issues and more. Spreading awareness of critical components of equality not only empowers women to move forward to overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams but strive for a better, safer and more accessible world.

It will take place from Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22 from 12:45pm EST/9:45am PST through 10:00pm EST/7:00pm PST each day.

The Passionistas Project Women's Equality Summit 2021 is an online virtual event. Find out more information and registration details at

The 2nd Annual Women's Equality Summit 2021 will be hosted online from Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22 and features a jam-packed lineup of artists, creators, activists and entrepreneurs sharing their knowledge to inspire women to continue following their passions and fight for equality for all. Additionally, The Passionistas Project will present the Passionistas Persist Humanitarian Award to comedian and actress Margaret Cho and Passionistas Persist Icon Award to scientist, conservationist and humanitarian Jane Goodall, recognizing these individuals who are working for the equality of all women.

Access to all On-Demand Sessions, the Virtual Marketplace and the Pay It Forward Portal is free. Early Bird ticket prices for presentations and entertainment events are $25. Weekend passes are available for $39. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford to attend and ticket buyers are encouraged to Pay It Forward and buy an extra ticket so someone else in the community can attend. MORE INFO: