Topic: Social Justice

‘No Promo Homo’ Law Abolished in Utah

     SB 196, AKA, “No Promo Homo” Law was repealed after Equality Utah filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. This law prohibited the discussion of homosexuality in …

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White Mesa Uranium Mill

Given the grief caused to Utah by uranium mining in the past, it is surprising that the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands submitted comments to Trump’s Monument R …

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Change Agents: Ella Mendoza & Resist IMMIGRANT RIGHTS—ART SPEAKS

Ella Mendoza Ella Mendoza, 27—artist, writer, activist. Born—Lima, Peru, brought to the United States when she was 12. Ella Mendoza’s storytelling, her art and her activism, is oft …

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Localist: Yogi Jessamyn Stanley visits Salt Lake City

Touring for her new book, Everybody Yoga, Instagram yogi from North Carolina, Jessamyn Stanley came to the Main Salt Lake Public Library, not only to chat with us about her book bu …

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Hanging Out at the Mall

Observations in the rain, waiting for Washington, DC’s March for Science to begin. Music emanating from behind a low hill by the bottlenecked security gate shifted to a more rhythm …

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A Fire in Our Prisons

In a biased justice system, who gets locked up and who gets killed? There are those who speak of the “garbage fire” that is the United States criminal justice system. To many of th …

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The Reguilded Age

Corporateers, conmen and crazies. It was SRO on Main St. inside Mandate Press, Sunday night, January 15, as 16 Utah poets and writers arose and read or performed their five minutes …

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CATALYST @ Sundance: docuseries “Rise” brings us to Standing Rock

La Donna Bravebull AllardCourtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Michelle Latimer A heartbreaking documentary piece about the plight of the modern native American, “Rise” by Mich …

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The Aquarium Age: Nov. 16-22

There is no one particular, specific astrological explanation for Hillary’s loss or Donald’s win. Of course, some astrologers will point to one or another stellar alignment as the …

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Utah’s American Indian education plan: SB 14 needs better funding

One piece of legislation easily stood out in the long list of bills from the 2016 Utah state legislative session. At first glance it seemed rather progressive. Though only a resolu …

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