CityViews 9/18/12: Preventing Violence/SLC Film Fest

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An American ambassador is attacked and killed in Libya. Fourteen Mexican nationals are shot, becoming the latest casualties in a brutal drug war. A gunman opens fire in a darkened Colorado theater, leaving 12 dead. Violence pervades every society around the globe and preventing conflict remains among humanity’s most pressing problems. But the activist John Marks says violence can be averted by changing attitudes and behaviors, methods he’s been advocating for 30 years. On Tuesday, Marks joins us to talk about finding non-violent, non-adversarial ways of dealing with differences.

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John Marks presents the lecture “Preventing Violence in an Adversarial World” on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Westminster College in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1840 S. 1300 E., Salt Lake City. It’s part of the World Affairs Lecture Series  of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.

 

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In the winter, with Sundance and Slamdance, Utah is ground zero when it comes to independent film. But in the summertime, it’s all about the Salt Lake City Film Festival. On Tuesday, we’ll talk about this year’s headliners and why Utahns love indie films.

Guests:

  • Matt Whittaker, Salt Lake City Film Festival
  • Kenny Riches, director, “Must Come Down”

The annual Salt Lake City Film Festival  kicks off Thursday, Sept. 20 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 23. You can find ticket information and a full listing of screenings that will be taking place at Brewvies Cinema Pub, the Tower Theater and the Broadway Theater online.

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