Ever wonder what happens to those slivers of soap you use in hotels? Derreck Kayongo did and decided the bars could be reprocessed and redistributed to combat the hygiene and disease problems in impoverished nations. On Wednesday, Kayongo joins us to talk about the Global Soap Project and his mission to improve sanitation the world over.
- Derreck Kayongo, Global Soap Project
Derreck Kayongo will speak about the Global Soap Project on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium at the Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City.
The Hebrew phrase – tikkun olam – means “repair the world” and this core Jewish belief is a responsibility passed on from generation to generation. Jewish Family Service is honoring members of the local Jewish community who embody this charge to repair the world and on Wednesday, we’re talking with one of the honorees about Jewish values and service.
- Dr. Mara Rabin, Utah Health and Human Rights Project
- Ellen Silver, Jewish Family Services
The annual Jewish Family Service Tribute Dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Rice Eccles Tower, University of Utah. Honorees include Dr. Mara Rabin and Dr. Geoff Tabin, a professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Moran Eye Center and co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project.
It’s been 12 years since Shannon Hale made a splash with her first young adult novel, “The Goose Girl.” Eleven more books and a prestigious Newbery Honor later, Hale has become a leader in Utah’s literature circles. On Wednesday, Hale joins us to talk about her latest novel, “Princess Academy: Palace of Stone.”
Shannon Hale and author Libba Bray will discuss Bray’s most recent novel, “The Diviners,” on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Viridian Events Center, 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan. Both authors will sign copies of their books following the conversation. The event is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
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