While the number of refugees coming to the U.S. is down for the second year in a row, hundreds continue to come to Utah every year to escape persecution in their homeland. On Tuesday, we’ll talk about the refugee experience here in Utah, the services available and what more needs to be done to help refugees acclimate to their new country and community.
- Ze Min Xiao, Salt Lake County Refugee Services
- Dr. Shu Cheng, Executive Director, Refugee and Immigration Center – Asian Association of Utah
- Nyoul Nyoul, Refugee Services Supervisor, Refugee and Immigration Center – Asian Association of Utah and former Sudanese refugee
Utahns will mark World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 16 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Granite High School, 3305 S. 500 E., South Salt Lake. Click here for more information.
As executive director of the Sierra Club, David Brower predicted flooding Glen Canyon would be “America’s most regretted environmental mistake.” That declaration came too late, but he remained a staunch supporter of draining Lake Powell and restoring Glen Canyon. This week, the Glen Canyon Institute marks the 100th anniversary of Brower’s birth. On Tuesday, we talk with his daughter, Barbara Brower, about David Brower’s role in the modern environmental movement.
The Glen Canyon Institute hosts the David Brower Centennial Celebration Friday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City. For more information, call (801) 363-4450 or click here .
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