Topic: Social Justice

Oda Might

New Plan-B play explores the perils of existing in a black body (and what happens next) There are some times when the bottom doesn’t seem low enough. Then, after surviving a car cr …

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Salt Lake hosts U.N. Civil Society Conference

The goal: to achieve inclusiveness and sustainability at the grassroots level in our communites This August, as a board member-representative of U.S. Servas (pronounced Sir-vahs), …

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CATALYST goes to the inland port rally

What began as a peaceful protest became a scene of confusion, violence and frustration at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday. “I love that you’re using your inte …

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YOLO FOMO

It’s forbidden-fruit-Genesis-level tempting to write about politics because that is where all the easy jokes are. On the other hand there isn’t much room for new satire because eve …

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Terry Tempest Williams wins Robert Kirsch Award

Utah author Terry Tempest Williams has won the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement by a writer whose work focuses on the American West. The initial award …

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Dan Habib Receives Peek Award for Advancing Conversation Around Disabilities with New Documentary Intelligent Lives

In collaboration with Rose Wagner and KUER, the Utah Film Center awarded this year’s Peek Award to filmmaker Dan Habib for positively changing the public’s perceptions of people wi …

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Passing of the old guard

Remembering two SLC activists and good friends who died three weeks apart In Utah’s world of grassroots activists and community builders we recently lost two great men— Robert “Arc …

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Free fare days

A great idea whose time (we hope) has come This legislative session may be a banner year for air quality! The Governor’s unprecedented request for $100 million of the budget surplu …

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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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