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Community Happenings

Read up on recent local events.

Dia de los Muertos altar

Photos: SLCC and West Valley communities celebrate Day of the Dead

The Dream Center and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Nov. 1 and 2.
Four drag queens perform in a nightclub

Salt Lake City drag scene thrives despite pushback

Drag performance has exploded in Salt Lake City in the past few years, much of it credited to the mainstream cultural acceptance of it.
A group of people advocating for women’s reproductive rights gather for a picture on the south steps of the Capitol Building holding posters and signs

SLCC student helps lead a rally for reproductive rights at Utah Capitol

Marianne Aguero, a student at Salt Lake Community College, participated in the Women’s March reproductive rights rally at the state Capitol on Oct. 8.
Haunted house worker wearing a scary pumpkin costume

Globe staffers check out Nightmare on 13th’s 2022 showing, which features a new attraction

Staff members from The Globe share their experiences inside one of Utah's famous haunted houses, Nightmare on 13th.
Two audience members, seated left, listen to panel discussion

Former chair of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation details Salt Lake’s historical significance

Darren Parry, former chair of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation, discussed his people's relationship with the Great Salt Lake during a panel discussion on Sept. 28.
Campus of Brigham Young University in the fall of 2020, photographed from the 4th floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building

Walkout to protest religious colleges’ discrimination of LGBTQ students set for Oct. 11

The Black Menaces have organized a walkout on National Coming Out Day to protest LGBTQ+ discrimination at religious institutions of higher education, such as Brigham Young University.
Person crouches down to pick up garbage

SLCC students show up for the Salt Lake during this year’s coastal cleanup

Six members of the SLCC environmental and sustainability club participated in the Friends of Great Salt Lake cleanup on Sept. 17.
Three people walk along the lake bed looking for garbage

Lake questions: What are the effects of a dried Great Salt Lake on locals...

This week, local experts answer questions about the effects of a desiccated Great Salt Lake on locals and wildlife.
Display wall reads "Lilian Agar: A Hug Away - a breathing temple of love"

Art exhibit that opened at SLCC embraces Utah’s LGBTQ youth

Lilian Agar created the "A Hug Away" art exhibit to provide a place of inclusion and acceptance for LGBTQ youth in Utah.
Seven theater actors wear black costumes on a stage under green lights

Entertainment on a budget at the historic Grand Theatre

SLCC students can attend plays for free at the Grand Theatre on South City Campus.
Two people edit a video project

Local youths produce multimedia vaccination awareness campaign

With funding from the CDC Foundation, students in the Spy Hop digital arts program created a multimedia campaign about the importance and efficacy of vaccines.
Community Writing Center

SLCC writing center to hold competition and issue call for art collection at Utah...

The SLCC Community Writing Center will host several activities at the Utah Arts Festival, including a writing competition and a call for submissions for an anthology collection.