Events for Activist Groups

Action Utah's Interim Tour & Talk: Civic Engagement

Bring a bag lunch and come learn how you, your staff, board, or volunteers can get more civically engaged to impact the issues that impact you, your community and your goals. Join Action Utah leaders on Capitol Hill to check out Interim Session, our political system in action and community advocacy -- plus get a tour of Capitol Hill! Find out more and reserve your spot at: http://www.actionutah.org/events/



Action Utah's Interim Tour & Talk: Civic Engagement

Bring a bag lunch and come learn how you, your staff, board, or volunteers can get more civically engaged to impact the issues that impact you, your community and your goals. Join Action Utah leaders on Capitol Hill to check out Interim Session, our political system in action and community advocacy -- plus get a tour of Capitol Hill! Find out more and reserve your spot at: http://www.actionutah.org/events/



Action Utah's Interim Tour & Talk: Civic Engagement

Bring a bag lunch and come learn how you, your staff, board, or volunteers can get more civically engaged to impact the issues that impact you, your community and your goals. Join Action Utah leaders on Capitol Hill to check out Interim Session, our political system in action and community advocacy -- plus get a tour of Capitol Hill! Find out more and reserve your spot at: http://www.actionutah.org/events/



Utah Women's Policy Conference

The YWCA's Utah Women’s Policy Conference is the first and only event of its kind, bringing together leading experts on women's policy issues, state legislators, policymakers, and advocates for Utah women and girls. Highlights include: YWCA Public Official of the Year Award presentation on Thursday, August 23 Updates from legislators who are spearheading policy efforts in Utah on Friday, August 24 Working sessions in YWCA's three priority areas: Economic Empowerment and Advancement for Women & Girls, Racial Justice and Civil Rights for Women & Girls of Color, and Health and Safety for Women & Girls https://www.ywcautah.org/blog/event/utah-womens-policy-conference/ Welcoming Keynote Speaker Chandra Childers, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Women's Policy Research Presenting the 2018 Report on the Well-Being of Women in Utah Be the first to see the latest compilation of data on the status of women in our state from the Institute for Women's Policy Research and YWCA Utah. Joining us from Washington, DC, Dr. Childers will present the Utah report and share her expertise in identifying gender and racial barriers.



Middle Eastern Student Association of Utah

The Middle Eastern Student Association of Utah aims to unite students of all backgrounds, through activities, networking, and creating a safe space. Please sign up today by contacting us at utah.mesa@gmail.com!



LeaderLuncheon

Leade rLuncheon is YWCA Utah’s signature annual event. This year, YWCA Utah will honor remarkable women with Outstanding Achievement Awards, and we are pleased to present Piper Kerman as keynote speaker. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon support YWCA programs and services: creating safety and a hopeful future for vulnerable women and their families; encouraging young children to learn and grow; nurturing women’s leadership in all spheres of life; advocating for racial justice and civil rights; and offering a distinctive public policy voice on behalf of all Utah women and girls. The 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients: Sheryl Allen Public Service Mary Beckerle MEDICINE & HEALTH Patricia Christensen LAW Cristina Flores Arts and Communication, Yasmen Simonian Education Paula Green Johnson, YWCA Heart and Soul Award, Welcoming Keynote Piper Kerman, Best-selling author of the memoir of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison and social justice advocate. RSVP at ywcautah.org/leaderluncheon



Unique Stories of the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction

Our guest presenter for the Wasatch Packtivists meeting is Lynn Weston, a naturalist with extensive experience teaching at the Yellowstone Institute beginning in 2000. Lynn will present “Unique Stories of the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction.” The return of wolves to Yellowstone is clearly one of the most dramatic events in ecological history, but there are many personal, unique and unknown stories during that time that are truly captivating and exciting. Prepare for some surprises as we explore these stories surrounding the reintroduction and issues regarding the Crystal Creek acclamation pen during 1995. Lynn is currently working with an YF Institute class entitled “Wolves: Mythology and Reality.” Lynn became involved in the wolf Environmental Impact Statement in 1994 and was one of the first to assist the researchers and biologists in wolf location, pack behavior, and wolf dynamics in 1996. When not in Yellowstone, Lynn volunteers at the Ogden Nature Center assisting with school programs in field ecology and recently developed a docent program. Free and open to the public.