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September – October 2013

Sep
30
Mon
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library

Join Peaceful Uprising for a presentation about an issue that’s seriously impacting our air!

Tar sands are asphalt-like deposits, and mining and refining them is a last-ditch effort to extract usable fuel from the earth. An oil-like substance is cemented into the rock, and turning it into usable fuel requires intensive processing that releases huge amounts of toxins into our air and water. It’s pretty much the dirtiest energy imaginable–yes, refining it is even worse for our air quality, and health, than refining regular crude.

Tar sands refining has already begun in North Salt Lake, at the Chevron refinery, which processes tar sands from Canada. This happened under the radar, without most people even being aware of what tar sands are–even though tar sands developments in Canada have been severely affecting people’s health for years.

Now, tar sands mining could begin in eastern Utah in the coming year–unless we stop it, which Peaceful Uprising and allies like Utah Tar Sands Resistance are working to do. But, we need to GROW the popular movement to stop tar sands in order to ultimately succeed. By demonstrating popular resistance, we show potential investors that tar sands developments in Utah are facing major roadblocks. This has set back start dates substantially, giving us confidence that we CAN win–with YOUR help!

We’ll give a presentation on what tar sands and climate justice are, and how this struggle is part of the broader movement for climate justice. We’ll talk about the effects of tar sands mining and refining on our health, and what the campaign has been doing so far.

Then, we’ll open a space for asking questions, and for sharing concerns, knowledge, and ideas.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Peaceful Uprising’s work, this is a great way to plug in! If you just want to know more about the issue and get updates about important events, that’s great too.

If you want to set up a presentation for your congregation, PTA, or other group, email Volunteers@PeacefulUprising.org.

Oct
1
Tue
Pioneers In Your Attic @ Draper Library
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pioneers In Your Attic @ Draper Library

Have you ever wondered what you should do with family treasures stashed in your attic, basement, or that storage closet that never gets cleaned out? The Pioneers in Your Attic program is the answer, as it provides free digitization of family materials. Bring your materials to us and we will digitize for free, preserve history and help to share your materials with the world!

The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian depredations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.). – See more at: http://mwdl.org/portals/pioneers.php#sthash.v9Xc5Yco.dpuf

About Pioneers in Your Attic

The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian depredations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.).

During the summer and fall of 2013, members of the UALC will be partnering with local libraries, historical societies and cultural heritage institutions to create a region-wide online collection of original pioneer manuscripts that still remain in private hands. These items range from single letters and diaries to photographs to substantial collections of correspondence between pioneers and family at home. These first-hand accounts, often in fragile or deteriorating condition, are carefully guarded treasures that many families are reluctant to relinquish. By scanning these items and providing online access, the Legacy Project will allow individuals to retain their original items, yet preserve the intellectual and historical content of these valuable documents.

- See more at: http://mwdl.org/portals/pioneers.php#sthash.v9Xc5Yco.dpuf

Utah Center for Assistive Technology 2013 Annual Open House @ Judy Ann Buffmire Building
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Utah Center for Assistive Technology 2013 Annual Open House @ Judy Ann Buffmire Building

It’s time for our annual open house where we will be showcasing the newest assistive technology devices. We will have vendors and staff showing the latest in wheelchairs, modified vehicles, augmentative communication, adaptive computer technology, independent living aids, ipad apps and over $150.00 in gift cards.

Also, meet extreme sportsman and celebrity Clay Egan and see his rock crusher. He may even give you an autograph! Enjoy refreshments and a demo of the Actiontrack Wheelchair.

This year we are partnering with Citizen’s Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment (CReATE) for our open house. They will be having a Grand Re-Opening at 2:00 showcasing their program and gently used equipment for sale.

Oct
2
Wed
Current Events in Africa @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.
Oct 2 all-day
Current Events in Africa @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.

John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles Islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Several of John’s articles have been published in The Washington Times.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lunch & Learn

If you’re 50 or better you are invited!

Lunch and Learn lectures are wonderful opportunities to meet Osher members and experience a bit of the program first hand. Bring a friend and a brown bag lunch and join us for these informative, interesting lectures. They are free!

Come early to visit and enjoy your lunch before the speaker starts. Speakers start promptly at noon. All lectures are held at the Commander’s House, Ft. Douglas.

 

Pioneers In Your Attic @ Draper Library
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pioneers In Your Attic @ Draper Library

Have you ever wondered what you should do with family treasures stashed in your attic, basement, or that storage closet that never gets cleaned out? The Pioneers in Your Attic program is the answer, as it provides free digitization of family materials. Bring your materials to us and we will digitize for free, preserve history and help to share your materials with the world!

The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian depredations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.). – See more at: http://mwdl.org/portals/pioneers.php#sthash.v9Xc5Yco.dpuf

About Pioneers in Your Attic

The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian depredations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.).

During the summer and fall of 2013, members of the UALC will be partnering with local libraries, historical societies and cultural heritage institutions to create a region-wide online collection of original pioneer manuscripts that still remain in private hands. These items range from single letters and diaries to photographs to substantial collections of correspondence between pioneers and family at home. These first-hand accounts, often in fragile or deteriorating condition, are carefully guarded treasures that many families are reluctant to relinquish. By scanning these items and providing online access, the Legacy Project will allow individuals to retain their original items, yet preserve the intellectual and historical content of these valuable documents.

- See more at: http://mwdl.org/portals/pioneers.php#sthash.v9Xc5Yco.dpuf

Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting @ Salt Lake County Government Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting @ Salt Lake County Government  Center

The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) is a panel of volunteer citizens

who are dedicated to bringing the benefits of cycling to the Wasatch Front! The committee

meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss community development of better

resources for bicycles and walking. The general public is always welcome to join us at the

Salt Lake County Government Center at 2001 South State Street, Room N-1010 from 5:30-

7:30pm.

Book Group: The World’s Strongest Librarian @ Art Access Gallery
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Book Group: The World's Strongest Librarian @ Art Access Gallery

The Art Access Disability and Literature Book Group began in spring 2012 with the goal of investigating how and why people with disabilities have been depicted in classic literary texts and considering the historical, social, and cultural impact of these depictions. Last year, we focused on disability memoir, and during fall 2013 we will feature local authors and disability issues. Discussions will be facilitated by Susan Anderson, literary consultant for Art Access. In partnership with the Utah Humanities Council’s Book Festival, we will be offering a discussion of The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne.

Session 1: Wednesday, September 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Session 2: Wednesday, October 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Hanagarne’s memoir considers the effects of his Tourette’s Syndrome on his body, family, profession, and faith; while Scott’s novel examines the genetic and environmental heritability of mental illness and its impact on multiple generations. With engaging wit, powerful insight, and rollicking prose, Hanagarne is a welcome new voice on the Salt Lake and national literary scene.

The UHC Book Festival also will be hosting additional readings by each author at the Salt Lake Main Public Libary at 210 East 400 South. Josh Hanagarne’s reading will take place on Saturday, September 28th in Libary Square at 5:00 p.m.; Kirstin Scott’s reading will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Conference Room. Scott will be reading in conjuntion with poet Shanan Ballam, author of Pretty Marrow. Additional readings will take place throughout Utah. For additional information, consult the UHC WEBSITE.

The Art Access Disability and Literature Book Group sessions meet at Art Access (230 South 500 West, Suite 125). Sessions are FREE and open to the public, but are limited to 15 registered participants in each session.

TO REGISTER for this FREE event, please visit www.accessart.org and click on the date you would like to attend.

This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council (UHC) enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience.

Oct
3
Thu
Pioneers In Your Attic @ Draper Library
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pioneers In Your Attic @ Draper Library

Have you ever wondered what you should do with family treasures stashed in your attic, basement, or that storage closet that never gets cleaned out? The Pioneers in Your Attic program is the answer, as it provides free digitization of family materials. Bring your materials to us and we will digitize for free, preserve history and help to share your materials with the world!

The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian depredations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.). – See more at: http://mwdl.org/portals/pioneers.php#sthash.v9Xc5Yco.dpuf

About Pioneers in Your Attic

The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian depredations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.).

During the summer and fall of 2013, members of the UALC will be partnering with local libraries, historical societies and cultural heritage institutions to create a region-wide online collection of original pioneer manuscripts that still remain in private hands. These items range from single letters and diaries to photographs to substantial collections of correspondence between pioneers and family at home. These first-hand accounts, often in fragile or deteriorating condition, are carefully guarded treasures that many families are reluctant to relinquish. By scanning these items and providing online access, the Legacy Project will allow individuals to retain their original items, yet preserve the intellectual and historical content of these valuable documents.

- See more at: http://mwdl.org/portals/pioneers.php#sthash.v9Xc5Yco.dpuf

Granary Row @ Granary Row
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Granary Row @ Granary Row

A pop-up night festival filled with cargo container storefronts, local food trucks, live music, and a biergarten!

Granary Row @ Granary Row
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Granary Row @ Granary Row

Granary Row is a pop-up market and festival space. It’s a community space, as well as a breeding ground for local businesses.

Granary Row is the very sort of “big idea” that it hopes to foster — a bold urban venture aimed at inspiring and fostering the entrepreneurial ambitions of Salt Lake City’s creative class. At its core, it’s an experiment in ware-steading the Granary with microventures that will make the District their home — in turn sustaining the neighborhood as a place where makers live, work, and play!