Weekly News 12-12-12

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Weekly News 12-12-12

Are you at the table?The Salt Lake City HumanRights Commission has twovacancies. The public isencouraged to apply for thecurrently vacant seats on theSalt Lake City Human RightsCommission. Prospectivemembers of the Commissionmust 1) be at least 18 years ofage, and 2) be a resident ofSalt Lake City. If selected,members will serve terms ofeither two, three, or four yearson a voluntary basis. Currentvacancies are in District 3(Avenues area) and District 7(Sugar House area). There isalso an At Large positionavailable.The Human Rights Commissionis an advising body comprisedof members from each Districtwhich reviews city legislationand makes recommendationsto the Mayor and City Council.Click here to apply.

See the new Salt Lake City Office of the Mayor website. Learn more aboutlegislative matters; view a 2-minute snippet answering questions from SLCresidents, and check out the newsletter with an in-depth look at the keyissues on Ralph’s desk. http://mayor.slcgov.com/To subscribe to this weekly news, send us an email at odhr@slcgov.com.Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ODHRSLCJoin us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/slc_odhr

Diverse Businessto the top“Embracing diversity is oneadventure after another,opening new paths ofdiscovery that connect anunderstanding to caring,listening, and sharing withothers who are differentthan ourselves.”Visit the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce for some exciting events andannouncements:Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events:http://www.slchamber.com/page/list/view/events_calendar-April HollandUtah District Office November NewsletterPlease click here to view this NewsletterFor more information, go to http://www.utahgaychamber.orgAre you a part of a Military Family with one parent serving in the armedforces? If so, your children qualify to enroll in Big Brothers Big Sisters ofUtah free of charge. For more information, click here.

Eventsto the top“Diversity: The art of thinkingindependently together.”-Malcolm ForbesJanuary01/10/2013 Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., professor of sociology atGeorgetown University speaking at Westminster College at7:30 p.m.01/24/2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with Keynote speaker ReverendJesse L. Jackson. Click Here for More DetailsOngoing Events11/1/2012-12/18/2012Speak Up- A video production project for refugee teens! Held for 6weeks in various locations. Contact 801-943-4636 to register and formore information.11/3/2012-3/16/2013Utah’s Winter Market-Held the 1 st and 3 rd Saturdays and the 1 stSunday of Each Month. 155 north 1000 west at the Utah State FairPark. 8am to 1pm. Click here for more informationDates VarySorenson Unity Center, where all cultures are celebrated andwelcomed. http://sorensonunitycenter.com/

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Event CalendarFriday, January 18, 2013Utah State Martin Luther King, Jr.Commission LuncheonSaturday, January 19, 2013Day of ServiceMonday, January 21, 2013Martin Luther King, Jr. CelebrationRally and MaradeAwards Reception & CeremonyTuesday, January 22, 2013Campus and Community PanelWednesday, January 23, 2013Film/ Panel DiscussionMartin Luther King, Jr. CelebrationKeynoteJon M. Huntsman CenterUniversity of UtahThursday, January 2412:00 noonThe Huntsman Center allows us to accommodatemultiple school and community groups.Ticketing information will be forthcoming on ourwebsite:http://diversity.utah.edu/Thursday, January 24, 2013Keynote AddressCultural PerformanceThe Reverend Jesse L. Jackson is a world-renowned civil rightsactivist and politician who worked closely with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.For his work in social disparities, Rev. Jackson has been awarded various recognitions,including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's highest honorbestowed upon civilians. Originally part of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s,Rev. Jackson has continued to fight for social equality across races as well as labor ininternational disputes, working to free many imprisoned U.S. citizens in othercountries. In addition to running twice in the presidential race, Rev. Jackson has servedas the U.S. Senatorfrom Washington, D.C. and as a special envoy to Africa. One ofRev. Jackson's greatest legacies is the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which is a progressiveorganization he established to fight for social change across races and a range of issues.Rev. Jackson has never stopped working for civil rights, and continues to be aninspiration in the fight for social change and racial equality.

CommunityPartner Newsto the top“Think globally, but actlocally”-Rene DubosCelebrating the League's 92nd AnniversaryInfluence in the 92nd year and BeyondThe League of Women Voters of Utah October 2012 NewsletterClick Here to See the LWV Website, Newsletter, and UpcomingEvents!To learn more please visit:http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.htmlLearn about general citizenship requirements and the kind of questionsthat are found on the U.S. Citizenship exam. Contact:Beth GarstkaVolunteer & Outreach CoordinatorEnglish Skills Learning Center631 West North Temple, Suite 70Salt Lake City, UT 84116801.328.5608 X 201www.eslcenter.org

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The following employment opportunities are currently available.The University of UtahHonors College seeksan exceptionalcandidate to fill thecurrent opening ofAdministrativeProgram Coordinator.Visit this link formore informationand to applyClick on a position to learn more.YWCA Advocate - ReliefChild Care Teacher -SubstituteSalt Lake Area Family Justice Center Economic Empowerment SpecialistClick Here to Apply or Learn MoreClick here for directions on how to apply

Miscellaneousto the top"What diversity ‘problem’?Diversity creates one and onlyone thing: opportunity".-Tom PetersDo you have any comments on the ODHR Weekly News?What would you like in it?Email: yolanda.francisco-nez@slcgov.comThe Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City has weekly events andconcerts, many of which are free. For more information, click here.The Salt Lake City Public Library System has many events and art displaysgoing on every week. To see more, click here.

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