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The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present the 2013 World Leaders Lecture Forum.
Please join us for a lecture by human rights activist John Prendergast, titled “A Changing Africa.” This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but please arrive early for seating.
Much of the news from Africa highlights the catastrophic and the tragic with war, famine, and lawlessness dominating the headlines. Yet, many of the deadliest wars in Africa have been resolved and the transformation from war to peace and lawlessness to order now under way. In his lecture, Prendergast will focus on Hollywood images that portray Africa in a hopeless state and then reveal the sharply contrasting reality. He will also situate Africa in a historical progression that sees war as a significant factor in state formation, true in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
DAY EVENT DETAILS:
WHEN: September 14, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
WHERE: Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
7:00-8:00 a.m. 5K on-site registration
8:30 a.m 5K starts on Galivan Ave.
9:00 a.m -3:00 p.m. Recovery Day Celebration on Galivan Plaza
11:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. Free hotdogs!
WHO: Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness/ USARA celebrates individuals in recovery, their loved ones, friends and community supporters. Representatives from over 60 agiencies, mutual aide groups and community partners will be participating with giveaways and information about substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support.
WHY: September is National Recovery Month (www.recoverymonth.gov) promoting “Join the Voices for Recovery – On Pathways to Wellness”. The event is held to raise community awareness about the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
CONTACT: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
USARA is a grass-roots, non-profit, Recovery Community Organization (RCO). Our mission is to serve the community of individuals in their recovery from substance use disorders, their families, friends and allies. For more information visit: www.myusara.com
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.
The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy presents
the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series
in partnership with Westminster College
“First Globals: Understanding, Managing & Unleashing the Potential of Our Millennial Generation”
John Zogby, Zogby Analytics
First Globals, Americans born between 1979 and 1994, are truly more globally aware than any other generation. They are sensitive and want to make their workplace and planet a better place. How do we begin to understand them and position them to better play out their destiny? John Zogby will examine who First Globals really are, what they have to offer, and how they are the best equipped of all to thrive and solve the problems of our shared world today and tomorrow. All lectures are free and open to the public.
The Department of History at the University of Utah hosts an annual lecture in history. We invite scholars from around the globe to lecture on special topics. This year we’re pleased to have Dr. Ann Blair from Harvard University who is a renowned early modern European scholar. The title of her lecture is, “In the Workshop of the Mind: Methods of Collaboration in Early Modern Europe.”
As part of Westminster’s Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business’ 25th Anniversary celebration, Terri Kelly, the president and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, will present a lecture on Sept. 19, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The lecture is entitled “The Gore Culture as a Strategic Competitive Advantage.”
Kelly is president and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than 10,000 associates in 45 plants around the world. Gore specializes in fluoropolymer-based materials (Teflon) that are utilized in a wide array of high-value products, including GORE-TEX® fabric, medical devices, filtration and venting products and many other advanced technology solutions. Gore is as well known for its innovative management philosophy and culture, as for its multitude of unique products. The “team-based, flat lattice” organization was developed by its founder to “foster personal initiative.”
Kelly joined Gore as an engineer in 1983 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In her early years with the company, she gained experience as a product specialist with the military fabrics business a unit she eventually led—helping it grow from a small start-up venture into a leading producer of protective products for the global armed forces.