Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight's show featured:
Poet Danielle Susi, organizer of the 2nd Annual Improv for Planned Parenthood, 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Comedy Loft in Ogden. Improvisers from across Utah perform in an improv comedy showcase with all ticket proceeds donated directly to Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, which will have representatives on hand to share information about the reproductive health organization.
Sarah Fox, Author of Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West, who is coming to SLC this weekend to speak at the 7th Annual Remembering Downwinders Day events. January of 2018 marks the 67th anniversary of the first nuclear test conducted in Nevada. Fox will speak at the following public events, all of which are free and open to the public:
Saturday, Jan. 20: 7th annual Downwinders Remembrance Day, 6:30 p.m. at hosted by Congregation Kol Ami, 2425 E. Heritage Way (approx. 2760 S.), as a guest of the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (UCAN) and United Nations Association of Utah (UNAU). Fox will address the history and health and environmental impacts of nuclear testing in Nevada. Singer-songwriter Kate MacLeod will also be featured in this program, along with candle lighting and sharing of stories.
Sunday, Jan. 21: “Bearing Witness: Retelling the Past in Pursuit of Social Justice,” potluck lunch at 1:00 p.m., followed by talk at 1:30 p.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Deans Hall, 231 E. 100 S., SLC.
Monday, Jan. 22: “Stories from "Downwind: Investigating the Nuclear West,” lecture at 11:00 a.m. at Utah Valley University, Classroom Building Room 317.
Monday, Jan. 22: Tea with the Author from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Jane’s House, 444 E. 200 S., SLC. A chance to ask in-depth questions and share stories at length.
Tuesday, Jan. 23: Raising our Voices Downwind: Citizen Narratives as a Force for Nuclear Policy Change, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at East Millcreek Community Center and Library, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., Millcreek. Hosted by United Nations Association of Utah.
Tuesday, Jan. 23: From Personal Narrative to Policy: Downwind Stories Shifting the Status Quo, Pizza and Politics with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 332 S. 1400 E., Building 72, Room 102 (The Old Law College Moot Courtroom), SLC. Hosted by The Barbara & Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights.
Katia Racine from The Leonardo After Dark, which is hosting the SLC premiere of the highly anticipated documentary film Amplify Her Friday night.
Friday, Jan. 19: Amplify Her, a celebration with notable female EDM DJs (including one of the film’s stars!), Salt Lake’s Myriad Dance Company, and an all-female roster of preeminent local visionary artists live painting. Buy your tickets today and reserve your spot for the showing of your choice: 8PM or 10PM. Note: 18+; film contains graphic material and language.
Saturday, Jan. 20: Crook & The Bluff presents: This Machine Kills Fascists, 8:00 p.m. at Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 E., SLC. It's a rock n’ roll show to protest social injustice by performing both original and cover songs of inequality, war and revolution.
Panel discussion on Sundance 2018 with:
Utah Film Commissioner Virginia Pearce
LatinoReel.com's Anita Watson and Paulina Lovato. Latino Reel works to expand opportunities, increase knowledge & provide support for Latino Filmmakers and business partners.
Friday, Jan. 19: 2018 Latino Reel at Sundance, four panels from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Bodega, 710 Main St. Park City. Events are free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis, and can be requested by emailing: RSVP@vox-creative.com
Sunday, Jan. 21: 2018 Latino Reel at Sundance, main panel from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Utah Film Commission Sundance HQ, 625 Main St., Park City. Events are free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis, and can be requested by emailing: RSVP@vox-creative.com
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