CityViews 7/23/12: “Mormons and the New Political Restoration”/”Celebration of the Hand”
Mormons have been flexing their political muscle for decades, from the Equal Rights Amendment to California’s Prop 8 to Mitt Romney’s ascension as the GOP pick for president. On Monday, we’ll talk about the rise of Mormon political influence and the religion’s central role in the nation’s culture wars.
Dr. Mark Silk, author, “Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II”
Dr. Mark Silk will deliver the opening lecture “Mormons and the New Political Restoration” at the 2012 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium on Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m. in the Olpin Student Union’s Saltair Room, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Hands allows humans to grasp, pick up and feel. They’re also extremely useful in the creative arts and Craft Lake City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change are paying tribute to handiwork in a new walkable outdoor exhibit. On Monday, we’ll hear more about gallery pieces in “Celebration of the Hand.”
Angela Brown, editor, SLUG Magazine; Craft Lake City
Karamea Puriri, Craft Lake City
You can experience “Celebration of the Hand” on the north and south sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East through October.