Events for Activist Groups

Chalk It Off: A Free Expression Event

Chalk It Off, A Free Expression Event at the Polluting Port Headquarters 111 S Main St. in Salt Lake City 5 pm to 10 pm on Tuesday, June 15th 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, June 16th Chalk Will be Provided

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Come and add your art work and messages to Polluting Port Authority @ the Polluting Port Headquarters.

Decorate your bike 1 to 3pm Bike welcome 3 to 4 pm Shut it down. (symbolic) UIPA Protest! 4 to 5 pm @ the Polluting Port Headquarters 111 S Main St. in Salt Lake City

Everyone is Welcome, Facebook Event  https://www.facebook.com/events/781017939445128



Free Live Stream: Nationtime

Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, William Greaves (1926–2014) was also the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree, and H. Carl McCall. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too militant for television broadcast at the time and has since circulated only in an edited 58-minute version. This new 4K restoration from IndieCollect, with funding from Jane Fonda, returns the film to its original 80-minute length and visual quality.

Presented in partnership with Betty Sawyer & Utah Juneteenth Festival as part of Black, Bold, & Brilliant Film Night. Registration Link: https://watch.eventive.org/utahfilmcenter/play/60a2983dcddb490062d5c05c Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/6ISre95rU



Utah Film Center Live Stream: Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace"

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot. In January of 1972 Aretha Franklin performed with the choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, recording what would become her live best-selling gospel album “Amazing Grace.” In attendance were Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones as well as members of Franklin’s family and the local congregation and community who worship alongside her.

This film is presented in partnership with the KRCL, Utahn Convos, and Utah Juneteenth Festival as part of Black, Bold, & Brilliant Film Night. Registration Link: https://watch.eventive.org/utahfilmcenter/play/609ecddb37f66b0078415d60 Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/dzP2a5ran



Speaker Series: Building Equitable Communities

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

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.