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Joint Statement Following the Death of George Floyd

The Department of Heritage & Arts stands with the Multicultural Commission, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission on Human Rights, and Governor Gary R. Herbert in mourning the death of George Floyd. Members of the two commissions and the governor, who all met in an emergency meeting Wednesday, issued the following statement that we, as a department, fully endorse.

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Reverend France Davis, a Utah Faith and Civil Rights Leader for over Fifty Years

03.02.2020 (Episode 13) Reverend France A. Davis, pastor emeritus, of the Salt Lake City’s Calvary Baptist Church, served his congregation as its pastor for over 45 years. In late December 2019 he stepped down. Still active in his congregation, still serving, he remains an influencer for his faith, and for Utah’s Civil Rights efforts, and for the state’s growing African-American …

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Virtual Keynote Scheduled for Mountain West Arts Conference

The keynote from poet Glenis Redmond will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. The keynote is free thanks to support from the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation. Those who wish to attend can register at artsandmuseums.utah.gov/mwac. Attendees can also join an online discussion following Redmond’s keynote at 2:15 p.m.

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Utah’s Healthy Together App

To help track the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gary Herbert and state officials have introduced Utah’s Healthy Together mobile app. Users will be able to take daily personal health assessments, determine their level of risk, schedule testing with their provider or a TestUtah site, and obtain next steps for care.

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Continue to Serve During COVID-19

Volunteers are still needed to support the missions of nonprofit, faith-based and government organizations statewide. In-person, remote, and virtual opportunities exist and you can make a difference wherever you are and however you are able to serve.

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Supporting Cultural Nonprofits

A new video encourages people to donate to Utah’s arts organizations, performers, museums and other cultural groups. The video is the first of a series of five videos that are being published through a partnership between the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts and Spy Hop.

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Multicultural Outreach Focus of New State Subcommittee

The Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force is creating a new subcommittee to ensure that vulnerable and underserved communities receive important news and information about the current pandemic. Gov. Gary Herbert announced the new subcommittee during his daily briefing on Thursday. “These are uncertain and trying times for everybody, and all Utahns are feeling the pinch. But we have found with …

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Virtual Gallery Stroll Planned for Park City

The monthly gallery stroll, held on the last Friday, will happen in April through Facebook Live. Events will begin at 6 p.m. on April 24. The galleries in Park City are all currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cultural Community Call Recap for April 20

This week’s call included Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson, discussing the special session and other topics. Other guests included Maria Sykes, the director of Epicenter in Green Rive, and Jocelyn Scudder, executive director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council.