Topic: Social Justice

Environews: September 2018

Indigenous action In  July the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition received the gift of a bear totem pole from the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest. The nine-foot-tall totem was …

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Quiet Heroes: the only two doctors who would serve SLC’s AIDS/HIV community in the 80’s

Studded with local heroes and familiar downtown scenery, Quiet Heroes made for the perfect film to officially kick off the 15th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival weekend. Direc …

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Human Dignity in the Face of Conflict

Photography, video and drawings tell stories of Indigenous Peoples and refugees. When the images of the Syrian refugee crisis splashed across news and social media outlets two year …

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Swami Beyondananda Speaks Out on Political Climate Change

“We have a deeply divided body politic in America. Half the people believe our system is broken. The other half believes it is fixed.” —Swami Beyondananda   Note: Cosmic comic …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Assault on Society

In the autumn of 1969, just as soon as my basic training company had learned to disassemble, clean, re-assemble and fire the U.S. Army’s M-14 battle rifle, the Army decided to acce …

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Utah Students Organize March for Our Lives SLC

All invited to attend 11am Saturday march, starting at West High In the wake of the massacre of 17 students in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14, 13 students fro …

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Anote’s Ark

Wanted: land to relocate the entire nation of Kiribati, which is slowly being submerged as the polar ice caps melt; CATALYST speaks with President Anote Tong. Imagine if you were b …

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Speaking Volumes Transforming Hate

White supremacist literature becomes nationally acclaimed human rights art exhibit; in Utah now through September 3. In 2003, a member of a white supremacist group in Montana defec …

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Anote’s Ark & climate justice warriors at Sundance Film Festival

Courtesy of Sundance Institute Imagine if you were burdened with this news: Your entire country will be completely uninhabitable within this century due to rising sea levels. All y …

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DACA: Where Is Home?

Three young Utah Dreamers contemplate their future. Brenda Marquez (not her real name) is an 18-year-old student majoring in Communication Studies at the University of Utah. She gr …

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What to know about Trump’s December visit to Utah

Trump expected to visit and shrink two national treasures Brace yourselves. President Trump has said he will come to Utah in early December to announce downsizing of two National M …

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‘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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