Events for Lectures/Discussions

Building Equitable Communities Speaker Series

Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City  for the third installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview activist, author, and Pod Save the People podcast co-host Brittany Packnett.

Single Program Ticket: $15; Event Series (3 Program) Ticket: $30

Information and tickets: https://www.kuer.org/post/october-23-brittany-packnett-kuer-united-way-speakers-series#stream/0



Air Pollution, Environmental Injustice, and the Well-Being of Children

This Stenger Center Green Bag will address how air pollution impacts children’s cognitive development; social inequalities in exposure to air pollution in US public schools; and associations between air pollution and academic performance of US school children.

For more visit: https://law.utah.edu/event/air-pollution-environmental-injustice-and-the-well-being-of-children/



Campus-Community Dialog: Protest

https://www.facebook.com/events/401607287445123/ https://www.hinckley.utah.edu/calendar/2019/10/24/campus-community-discussion-protest?fbclid=IwAR3G8acCW8VK6Rl91U9u35BtqpgiUBzkO3Rw8Qvt68C5U8LobBSQFIiU0SQ



Mountain West Center-Evans Biography Awards Writers' Workshop for Auto/Biography

Are you interested in writing autobiography or biography? Do you have a start on a project but needs some additional inspiration or maybe need a nudge from concept to composition? The Mountain West Center at Utah State University in connection with the Evans Biography Awards is hosting a Writers’ Workshop for Auto/Biography on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library-Main.

More information or to make reservations please see our website at http://mountainwest.usu.edu/ or email questions to mwc@usu.edu.



Karin Anderson & Rebecca Claren: Voices of the American West

Cowboy-trodden myths of the “Old West” have historically obscured or censored many voices, and continue to shape our ideas of what—and who—a New West should look like and include. Novelists Karin Anderson (Before Us Like a Land of Dreams) and Rebecca Claren (Kickdown) bring their characters to life in a discussion on challenging dominant narratives through their writing. Moderated by Kirsten Johanna Allen, their conversation will be in the Whiting Room of the Hunter Conference Center at SUU on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. A gardener, writer, mother, wanderer, and heretic, Karin Anderson is a Professor of English at Utah Valley University where she focuses on creative writing, lit theory, wilderness and environmental writing, LGBTQ lit, contemporary narrative genres, and honor legacies. She is the author of the novel Before Us Like a Land of Dreams, and her work has appeared in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Quarter After Eight, Western Humanities Review, Sunstone, Saranac Review, American Literary Review, and Fiddleblack. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and holds degrees from Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. She hails from the Great Basin. Award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren has been writing about the rural West for twenty years. Her journalism, for which she has won the Hillman Prize, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, and nine grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, has appeared in such publications as MotherJones, High Country News, The Nation, and Salon.com. Her debut novel, Kickdown (Sky Horse Press, 2018), was shortlisted for the PEN/Bellwether Prize. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two young sons. This event is presented by Torrey House Press and Utah Humanities. This event has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council (UHC) enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience. Torrey House Press is also supported by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.



Re-Writing the American West: Karin Anderson, Danielle Dubrasky, and Heather Holland

Join writers Karin Anderson, Danielle Beazer Dubrasky, and Heather Holland in a panel discussion about writing and exploring voices that often go unheard in the cowboy-trodden American West. How do you challenge dominant narratives? How do you research for writing based in place? How do you encourage your students to widen their view of home? Moderated by Lauren Matthews, this discussion and reading will be in the Rasmussen Room of the Greenwood Student Center at Snow College on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. A gardener, writer, mother, wanderer, and heretic, Karin Anderson is a Professor of English at Utah Valley University where she focuses on creative writing, lit theory, wilderness and environmental writing, LGBTQ lit, contemporary narrative genres, and honor legacies. She is the author of the novel Before Us Like a Land of Dreams, and her work has appeared in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Quarter After Eight, Western Humanities Review, Sunstone, Saranac Review, American Literary Review, and Fiddleblack. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and holds degrees from Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. She hails from the Great Basin. Danielle Beazer Dubrasky’s poetry has been published in Terrain.org, Pilgrimage, Sugar House Review, Salt Front, Cave Wall, Contrary Magazine, and Quill&Parchment. She is the author of the chapbook Ruin and Light selected by Anabiosis Press and a limited edition art book Invisible Shores published through Red Butte Press. She is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Southern Utah University where she directs an Ecopoetry and Place writing conference. Danielle has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, a two-time recipient of the Utah Arts Council first place award in poetry, and is currently the director of the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values at Southern Utah University. She directs The Art of Literature program, a partnership between Southern Utah University and the Utah Humanities Council that brings writers to the southern Utah community and to the classroom. She also developed and directs a biannual Creative Writing/Teaching Conference for high school teachers at SUU. Danielle grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has lived the last 20 years in southern Utah. Heather Holland is an instructor of English at Snow College and lives in Ephraim, Utah. This event is presented by Torrey House Press and Utah Humanities. This event has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council (UHC) enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience. Torrey House Press is also supported by Salt Lake City Zoo, Arts & Parks and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.



Other Bodies, Other Voices: Kimberly Abunuwara, Karin Anderson, Kara Van De Graaf

How do creative writers find ways to embody the voices of their characters? How do we write to release them into the bodies of readers and performers? UVU writer-professors discuss their fiction, poetry, and performance as they create characters who speak and live beyond their makers. Dr. Kimberly Abunuwara, playwright and stage performer, Professor and Director of Humanities, UVU. Dr. Karin Anderson, Professor, English, UVU. Author of the novel Before Us Like A Land of Dreams, Torrey House Press, 2019. Dr. Kara Van De Graaf, Professor, English, UVU. Author of the prize-winning poetry collection Spitting Image, Southern Illinois University Press, 2018. Moderated by Dr. Julie Nichols, Professor, English, UVU. Author of the novel Pigs When They Straddle the Air, Zarahemla Press, 2016. Join our conversation on Thursday, October 31, 2019, in the Clarke Building, Room 510. Refreshments and informal conversation with the authors will follow. This event is free and open to the public. This event is presented by Torrey House Press and Utah Humanities. This event has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council (UHC) enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience. Torrey House Press is also supported by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.



Nuclear Threats: Policy and Politics with Joe Cirincione

https://nuclear-threats.eventbrite.com

The Cold War is over but the weapons remain. In fact, some say that nuclear threats are greater now than during those dark days. Join leading expert Joseph Cirincione, who has worked on nuclear policy in Washington DC for more than 35 years, as he details the crises with Iran and North Korea, the dangers of the nuclear arsenals held by nine nations today, and prospects for new policies that could decrease these nuclear risks. About Joseph Cirincione: Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation and host of the podcast Press The Button. He is the author of the books Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats. He has worked on nuclear weapons policy in Washington for over 35 years and is considered one of the top experts in the field. He served previously as vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress, director for non-proliferation at Carnegie Endowment, and senior associate at Stimson. He worked for nine years as professional staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He also teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service. Cirincione is an MSNBC nuclear security expert and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, Kyodo News, Moscow Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Daily Beast, and Huffington Post.

UCCD has been a long-term member of the World Affairs Councils of America, and in 2006, UCCD began hosting Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. This lecture series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community. Our guest lecturers are leading authorities in their fields, coming from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, and are nationally recognized authors, academics, and foreign affairs, experts. The impact of our lectures is the long-lasting understanding of the context of world affairs in our interconnected global society. The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is hosted in partnership with Westminster College and is funded in part by The Price Family Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, and Events fund.

The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. You can register online at https://nuclear-threats.eventbrite.com.

All ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+. Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.) Will refreshments be available before the lecture? UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 



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.



DigiMarCon World 2019: Digital Marketing Conference

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