Events for Lectures/Discussions

Envision the Commission

A year ago November 6th, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the passage of Proposition 4! While Utah’s Independent Advisory Redistricting Commission won’t be appointed or begin its work until after the results of the 2020 Census are released in Spring 2021, we are passionate about helping Utahns envision the benefits we have yet to achieve through its establishment. To give you an opportunity to explore this new redistricting model, we will be hosting two members of the California Citizens’ Redistricting Commission — Peter Yao and Stan Forbes — next Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m., for a public presentation in the S.J. Quinney School of Law Moot Courtroom (383 S University St, Salt Lake City, UT 84112). The Commissioners will share their experiences of serving on the California commission and how it changed the landscape of public confidence in the redistricting process in their state.

This is a free event, but please RSVP at: https://secure.everyaction.com/mHvOFqO150K9FH17dewYFg2



Combatants for Peace

Former Palestinian fighters and Israeli soldiers and officers laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace, a Nobel Peace Prize nominated movement founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. It is the only organization, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have renounced violence and chosen to work together for peace. Their joint action lays the groundwork for a peaceful future by modeling the potential of what can be. Come hear their empowering story. Palestinian Sulaiman Khatib is one of the original founders of Combatants for Peace. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tuly Flint is the highest ranking officer in Combatants for Peace, the equivalent of a two star general, and probably one of the highest ranking people in the Israeli military to ever refuse to serve, despite even being threatened with a public military trial. Beth Schuman is the Executive Director of American Friends of Combatants for Peace. Sponsored by Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land and American Friends of Combatants for Peace.



Combatants for Peace

Sulaiman Khatib is one of the original cofounders of Combatants for Peace, and as such has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. As a Palestinian teenager he reacted to the suffering of the occupation by protesting it in escalating, violent ways. At 15 he was arrested for attacking an Israeli solider with a knife, and was sentenced to prison where he experienced brutal conditions. While serving his sentence, in an effort to understand "the enemy," he began educating himself about the Jewish/Israeli perspective, which sensitized him to the idea that there was another side to this conflict. This growing compassion was heightened after watching the film Schindler's List. "I was deeply moved, and it changed my life forever. I realized that these “enemies” were actually human beings who were also suffering. I reconstructed my worldview." Since then he has been a strong advocate for peaceful means of overcoming the true enemy: hatred and fear. Tuly Flint is the highest ranking officer in Combatants for Peace, the equivalent of a two star general, and probably one of the highest ranking people in the Israeli military to ever refuse to serve, despite even being threatened with a public military trial.



An Evening of Hope

This is a free event that is open to the public November 14, 2019 6:00 pm doors open: time for exploring tabling from the sponsors of the event 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: a screening of the movie "Boys and Men Healing" followed by a panel discussion of male survivors and Q&A with the audience 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: an optional art/creative activity and more time to explore tables from sponsors University of Utah.

Parking is available in the visitor log across Central Campus Drive This event is brought to you by; Men Healing, Center for Student Wellness - University of Utah, Women's Resource Center - University of Utah, Beta Theta Pi - University of Utah, Cornerstone Counseling - Volunteers of America, Full Circle Yoga, and Trauma Informed Care Network



DigiMarCon World 2019: Digital Marketing Conference

DigiMarCon World 2019 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 World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 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 World 2019, 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 World 2019 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 https://digimarconworld.com.



Grief and the Holidays

Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program will hold its annual Grief and the Holidays event on November 19th. Grief and the Holidays is an opportunity for individuals to come together and cope with the loss of a family member or friend while keeping the memory of that loved one alive during the difficult holiday season. This year’s theme is “Loving through Life’s Challenges.” The program’s featured speaker is former NFL star Haloti Ngata (Baltimore Ravens); who will share the story of his grief in the passing of his parents. We also feature music by singer/songwriter Junior Maile. Grief and the Holidays is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 801-585-9522.



Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium 2019

Free and open to all, the Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed and water quality issues affecting us all. This year's program is filled with unique learning opportunities and thought-provoking presentations. Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration. Keynote speaker Jaimi Butler will share her work at the Great Salt Lake Institute. How Great Salt Lake can teach us about all levels of our watershed and how we can work together to maintain our incredible places.

Register at: https://watershedsymposium2019.eventbrite.com/



Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium 2019

Free and open to all, the Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed and water quality issues affecting us all. This year's program is filled with unique learning opportunities and thought-provoking presentations. Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration. Keynote speaker Jaimi Butler will share her work at the Great Salt Lake Institute. How Great Salt Lake can teach us about all levels of our watershed and how we can work together to maintain our incredible places.

Register at: https://watershedsymposium2019.eventbrite.com/



Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium 2019

Free and open to all, the Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed and water quality issues affecting us all. This year's program is filled with unique learning opportunities and thought-provoking presentations. Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration. Keynote speaker Jaimi Butler will share her work at the Great Salt Lake Institute. How Great Salt Lake can teach us about all levels of our watershed and how we can work together to maintain our incredible places.

Register at: https://watershedsymposium2019.eventbrite.com/



S.T.E.A.MPpunk Academy presents the Ginger Bridge Contest

Are the holidays getting to you already?! Then build a bridge and get over it! Your challenge is to build a bridge out of gingerbread that can support the weight of many fruitcakes. We will supply the materials and engineering experts to help guide you to victory. So gather your team to compete for glory and stocking stuffers while enjoying some hot drinks. Judging will be on looks and integrity.

Go to steampunkacademy.org/events and click “register here” to register you team. There will be a $20 per team materials fee that can be paid when you arrive. If you are an engineer or have engineering training we are looking for experts to make this contest a learning experience. Email steampunkacademyslc@gmail.com or slip into our DMs on facebook and instagram @steampunkacademyslc and twitter @steampunkslc.