UCA is partnering with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Craft Lake City, and Utah Film Commission on a new initiative, #801creativewomen—a group of Utah women in arts & humanities that advocate, support, and collaborate with each other.
Thanks to financial support from Utah Humanities and Holladay Arts Council, we invite you to attend a FREE TO THE PUBLIC panel discussion on the topic of “The Past, Present, and Future of Women in the Cultural Sector” followed by a sexual harassment training from Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA).
- Angela Brown (SLUG Magazine/Craft Lake City)
- Meredith Lavitt (Director, Sundance Ignite Program)
- Brittney Nystrom (ACLU Utah)
- Celestia Carson (Women in Architecture - Salt Lake City)
- Dee-Dee Darby Duffin (actress/singer)
- Jena Woodbury (Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company)
- Virginia Pearce (Utah Film Commission)
While our nonprofit cultural organizations employ primarily women, work by women is still not equally represented. According to a 2017 study, Utah ranks 50th in the nation for gender equality. In the midst of the #metoo movement that is reshaping the national entertainment industry, perhaps no other place is in more urgent need of meaningful, structured opportunities to discuss gender equity in the cultural sector. As the voice of the arts, humanities, and cultural sector of Utah, UCA and our partners in #801creativewomen have a responsibility to fulfill this need and facilitate this important discussion for workers and organizations in this sector.
Everyone needs training, even if you're a woman or a "woke" man. We invite you to make this panel and training a priority.
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