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Welcoming Week Salt Lake - September 10-19, 2021

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Welcoming Week Salt Lake 2021 Events

September 9

Belonging Begins With Us

September 9, 2021, 6 - 7 p.m. ET, Livestream Event.

Hosted by Iranian actor/comedian Peter Banifaz, the livestream event will feature stories, messages from the Welcoming Network, and performances by Jackie Cox, Cary Morin, the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, El Corazon de Mexico, and more!

Livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube

 
September 10

Poetry Reading

September 10, 6 p.m., Virtual

Weller Book Works is delighted to announce a virtual poetry reading with Susan Nguyen (author of Dear Diaspora), Sara Sams (author of Atom City), and Bo Schwabacher (author of Omma, Sea of Joy and Other Astrological Signs) in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Register Here

YouTube Livestream

 
September 11

Sunnyvale Farmers Market

September 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. In-person.

Sunnyvale Park, 4013 South 700 West, Millcreek

Each week the Sunnyvale Farmers Market features:

  • Farm stands selling locally grown fruits and vegetables

  • Free sack lunches for school age children

  • Food pantry offering a rotating supply of non-perishable food and household supplies

  • Kids crafts and activities

  • Non-profit and community resource booths, and much more!

More information

 

The Other Side of 9/11

September 11, 1 p.m. In-person.

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, 151 E 5600 S, Suite 206, SLC, UT 84107

The tectonic events of September 11th, the global war on terrorism, and its many consequences dramatically affected the Muslim world and attitudes toward the United States. Remarkably, these events shaped the emotions and self-identity of existing and unborn Muslims in the United States.

On September 11th, 2021, just 20 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Emerald Project, in partnership with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, will uncover the other side of 9/11, the impact of this tragedy on the Muslim-American identity. Join us for a panel-led discussion about how terrorism impacted the Muslim-Amerian experience and how Muslims cope with the burden of Islamophobia and their grievances for dangerous American policies.

Register Here

 
September 13

English Scone and Tea Time Cooking Class with Chef Mika

Viewable starting September 13, 6:30 p.m. Virtual.

Chef Mika of Honey Teahive will lead viewers through making their own scone and tea tasting class. Ingredient box can be picked up on 9/13 between 5 - 6:30 p.m. from Square Kitchen (751 W 800 S, SLC)

$20 Class & Recipe Card Only
$25 Ingredients Box & Recipe Card Only
$30 Class, Ingredients Box, & Recipe Card (best value!)

Box Contents:

Ingredients: Orange Cardamom Scone Mix (Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Cardamom, Salt), Butter, Milk, Orange (enough to make 12 scones)

Sides: Jam and Devonshire Cream

Tea: Organic Rooibos Tea

Register Here

 
September 14

Fire! with Plan B Theatre

September 14, 8 p.m., Virtual.

Utah was the birthplace of Wallace Thurman, a gay Black man who became a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Join us for a live reading of "Fire!" by Jenifer Nii, which premiered as the Wallace Thurman half of Plan-B Theatre's WALLACE in 2010. Read by Carleton Bluford. Directed by Jerry Rapier.

Register Here

 
Welcoming Proclamation

Welcoming Proclamation

September 14, 4 p.m., In-person and virtual options. 

Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84190

Council Chambers, N1-110

Mayor Wilson will read a proclamation declaring Welcoming Week in Salt Lake County. This proclamation has been signed by other city mayors throughout Salt Lake County, expressing the welcoming spirit in their own cities as well. 

 
September 15

Welcome Walk

September 15, 6 - 8 p.m.

To welcome refugees and immigrants to our community, please join us for a WELCOME WALK.

Liberty Park, Rice Pavilion (northeast corner)
600 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105

Register Here

#WelcomeWalk2021

 

Stories of Maize with Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriquez

September 15, 7 p.m. In-person.

Kimball Art Center, 1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060

Kimball Art Center is excited to host Artist-in-Residence Jorge Rojas in conversation with Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, author of Our Sacred Maiz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas. This program is a part of People of Corn, an exhibition by Jorge Rojas.

Register Here

 
Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

September 15, 6 - 9 p.m. In-person. 

Springville Museum of Art, 126 E 400 S, Springville, UT 84663

In connection with the book, Where are you from? by Yamile Saied Méndez, educators will learn comfortable tools to celebrate race and immigration in the classroom through themes of self-acceptance, identity, and home.

Join presenters: Jean Tokuda Irwin, Noemi Hernández-Balcázar, and Angela Rosales Challis to explore collage and animation through hands-on workshops that will help you celebrate the unique and authentic stories of all your students.

For more information, contact lgleaves@springville.org

 
Mexico Independence Day

Mexico Independence Day

September 15, 6 - 9 p.m. In-person.

Gallivan Center 239 S Main St, SLC

Join the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City in celebrating the CCXI Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence Day. This community and cultural celebration will include a civic ceremony and the traditional “GRITO” given by the Head Consul, José Borjón, as well as dancing and musical performances showcasing the traditional folkloric costumes and music from Mexico.

This will be a time for many to reconnect and reaffirm their heritage and roots as they integrate into their country of residence, an opportunity to recognize the value of immigrants in building and enriching our nation.

 

New Roots Farmers Market at Central Park

September 15, 4 - 6 p.m. In-person.
Central Park Community Center, 2797 South 200 East, South Salt Lake, UT

Each week the Central Park Farmers Market features:

  • Farm stands selling locally grown fruits and vegetables
  • Local vendors
  • New Roots CSA pick up
  • Non-profit and community resource booths

More Information 

 

New Roots Farmers Market at IRC-SLC Office

September 15, 4 - 6 p.m. In-person.

IRC Office, 221 South 400 West, SLC

Each week the IRC-SLC Office market will feature:

  • Farm stands selling locally grown fruits and vegetables
  • New Roots CSA pick up
  • Educational materials and resources

More Information

 
Voter Registration

Voter Registration

September 15, 1 - 5 p.m., In-person

Kearns Library (Salt Lake County Library)
4275 W 5345 S, Kearns, UT 84118

Voter Registration. Hosted by National Tongan American Society.

 
September 16

Spice To Go

September 16

Every Thursday Spice To Go offers a set-cost boxed-meal service cooked fresh by a featured entrepreneur. Orders need to be placed by Noon on Tuesday (September 14). Orders are available for pick-up at Square Kitchen on Thursday between 4 - 6:30 p.m. This week’s featured food entrepreneur is Noor Al Sham, Shawarma & Syrian cuisine!

Originally from Syria, Noor came to Utah in 2015 from Egypt. He learned to cook in Syria and became a chef when he was just 16 years old. Noor wanted to start his own business to make life better for his family. He specializes in shawarma and barbeque, and also pickles his own vegetables. He hopes to open a small restaurant and strives to give his customers a great experience with delicious and beautiful food, a friendly personality, and exceptional hospitality!

In addition to his catering business, Noor al Sham, Noor has also started a non-profit that helps newly arrived Syrians adjust to life in Salt Lake City.

Order Here

 

This is the Plate with Jean Tokuda Irwin and Friends

September 16, 7 p.m., Virtual.

Jean Tokuda Irwin and members of the Japanese-American Utah community will guide the audience through the cooking process for a traditional meal.

More Information

Register Here

 

IRC Virtual Town Hall

September 16, 12 - 1 p.m., Virtual.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City welcomes you to join our upcoming Virtual Town Hall led by Natalie El-Deiry, executive director. Hear updates on the emergency response efforts in support of Afghan families arriving to the U.S. and Utah, learn more about the experience of staff who deployed in support of processing Afghan refugees at U.S. government facilities, and engage in the conversation during the open Q&A.

Register Here

 
September 17

Chinese Women and the Environment

September 17, 6 p.m., Virtual

Join the Asia Center for an in-depth conversation with Dong isbister, Xiumei Pu, and Stephen D. Rachman, editors of Chinese Women Writers on the Environment: A Multi-Ethnic Anthology of Fiction and Nonfiction, and author Burao Yilu.

Register Here

 
September 18

Sunnyvale Farmers Market

September 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. In-person. 

Sunnyvale Park, 4013 South 700 West, Millcreek

Each week the Sunnyvale Farmers Market features:

  • Farm stands selling locally grown fruits and vegetables

  • Free sack lunches for school age children

  • Food pantry offering a rotating supply of non-perishable food and household supplies

  • Kids crafts and activities

  • Non-profit and community resource booths, and much more!

More Information

 

The Mobility Project with Danny Quintana

September 18, 2 p.m. In-person.

Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

For 20 years Lisa Murphy, Jeff Murphy and a group of volunteers traveled the world with the Mobility Project, delivering the gift of mobility to the poorest people on the planet. They helped tens of thousands of disabled poor to gain mobility and hope. Come and read along and enjoy these incredible adventures in humanitarian work.

Register Here

 

Home Is Not a Country

September 18, 6 - 7 p.m., Virtual

Emerald Project is excited to host Safia Elhillo, acclaimed poet and author of HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY, a novel-in-verse for teens.

Register Here

 
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Weeklong and Ongoing

A Twentieth-Anniversary Commemorative 9/11 Exhibition Featuring Works by Frank McEntire

August 19 - September 30. Open 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and during all performances. In-person. 

Art and Design Department Gallery at The Noorda Center for the Arts, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Spontaneous Memorial, Curated by Utah Valley University Students Chelsea Davis, Alexander Coberly, and Chloe Hunter.

Dates, times, directions (map) and parking here.

 

County Library Storytimes

Ongoing.

The County Library is having storytimes all week! Check out our events calendar at https://events.slcolibrary.org/events to find what is happening at the branch near you!

 
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