Events for Activist Groups

How to: Utah Legislature

Come learn how the Utah State legislative process works! Hear from Melissa Nelson-Stippich from Better Utah Institute about how what housing-related policies passed in the 2021 Utah legislative session, how to stay involved with the legislature after the session, and how to speak to your elected representatives.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/.../tJYtdOCpqDwoGtDlyoTmfmakHTSA3zLDn3C5 Better Utah Institute: https://www.facebook.com/BetterUtahInstitute https://betterutahinstitute.org/

Hosted by Powerful Moms Who Care: an organization of low-income women working toward safer communities and healthier families, especially for people living in extreme poverty and struggling with homelessness. We work to increase the availability of low-income housing for families, as well as accessible, affordable childcare, health care, and education and job training.

For more info please visit our website: http://www.powerfulmoms.org/ or our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/28awDkCPY



Free Live Stream: Ahead of the Curve

The story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Growing up, Franco Stevens never saw any representation of queer women—she didn’t even know it was possible for a woman to be gay. When she realized she was a lesbian, it changed the course of her life. In 1990, Franco created a safe place for lesbians in the form of Curve magazine. Her approach to threats and erasure in the ”90s was to lift all kinds of lesbians up and make them beautifully visible. The magazine helped build a foundation for many intersectional movements being led by today’s activists in the face of accelerating threats to the LGBTQ community. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand visibility work being led by an intersection of queer women today. Featuring Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and a score composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello, Ahead of the Curvecelebrates the legacy of a movement while considering the agenda of its future.

Registration Link: https://watch.eventive.org/utahfilmcenter/play/603e91b6fea52100451615e6 Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/TcwZAwMd



United Way of Salt Lake Annual Speaker Series

United Way presents Building Equitable Communities Virtual Speaker Series. This year’s three-part Speaker Series includes former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Education, Jim Shelton on March 11, systems change leader Hugh Vasquez on August 11, and author Anand Giridharadas on October 27. Each will share their ideas for working together in challenging systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression.

Learn more and Register at https://uw.org/speaker-series-building-equitable-communities/



Free Live Stream: RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in her Own Words

An intimate look at the prolific justice and her incredible rise to the U.S. Supreme Court The film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights. The film is designed as an immersive experience through the direct words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a professor, advocate, Judge, and Justice from the 1970s onwards; through the use of evocative animation and intimate illustrations to visualize complex constitutional cases; by the insights of colleagues who have directly worked with or have been impacted by her forty years as a legal icon; and by using a rich original score by a Grammy-winning composer.

Registration Link:

https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/ruth-justice-ginsburg-in-her-own-words/

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