In observation of Black History Month, the Library hosted a workshop on how to be a better ally to people in a diverse community. . Attendees learned to identify and acknowledge privilege in relation to marginalized groups, demonstrated an understanding of the role and responsibilities of allies, and gained confidence in taking action as an ally through education and discussion. . This workshop was presented by Kanika Welch, Salt Lake City Public Library Community Wellness Liaison.
Teens and Young Adults can learn basic clothing tailoring skills from local tailor Gilberto Rejon! This workshop will be going on for 21 weeks bi-weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays, two hours per day. This program is in partnership with Sew Much Hope.
This week Utah celebrates two extraordinary anniversaries! 150 years ago, on February 12, 1870, the bill extending voting rights to the women of the Territory of Utah became law. On February 14, 1870, Seraph Young of Utah, a school teacher on her way to work, stopped by Council Hall to cast her ballot and became the first woman in America to vote in the modern nation. . For decades, women throughout the state inspired their sisters across the country to fight for the right to vote, to take part in government, to stand for freedom, and to “seize the scepter.”Seize the Scepter, named from a lyric in the suffrage song “Women, Arise,” is an exhibit in our Special Collections at the Main Library. This exhibit is open through March 28 and draws from our collections of books, periodicals, and ephemera. Come visit and learn more about the amazing women in Utah history. You can also learn more in our latest blog post. Link in Bio. . * Please keep in mind that while the 19th amendment seemed to guarantee all American women the right to vote and hold office, the truth was that many women from minority groups were still excluded. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 finally made voting barriers illegal at state and local levels. . *First photo is of the Life Magazine Cover from July 1,1915.
Celebrate Black History Month by exploring this curated set of books to commemorate Black Americans. Link in Bio. #SLCPLPICKS
Happy 5th Birthday to the Glendale Branch! We love our Glendale Library, it is a welcoming and wonderful hub for the community. Glendale offers amazing resources and programs, but our favorite part of Glendale is the wonderful staff.They are always there to brighten everyone's day and help our patrons in anyway. Thanks Glendale! #slc #saltlakecity #104