Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah


Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – Craft Lake City and Equality Utah are excited to announce a new street-side installation, Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah, on view outdoors in downtown Salt Lake City through June 30, 2020. This social distancing-friendly project, supported in part by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and The Center for the Living City, will be displayed in 14 steel frames along Broadway (300 S), between 200 West and 200 East.

Celebrating 20 years of Equality Utah, 10 dynamic designs highlight important moments from the organization’s advocacy work championing diversity, inclusion and belonging in Utah. The artwork features quotes and reflections from prominent activists and leaders including Laverne Cox, Doug Wortham and Equality Utah Executive Director, Troy Williams.

Visitors to the outdoor display will have the opportunity to scan a QR code on each plakat and listen to an oral history of the organization through an audio tour. Produced by KRCL, the audio tour features stories told by former Equality Utah board members, and can be accessed online at https://www.equalityaudiotour.org/.

On May 19 at noon, Craft Lake City hosted a free virtual Lunch & Learn event to discuss the installation and Equality Utah’s work in the community. Watch the recording of the event here.

“This is our third year partnering with Equality Utah for this street-side installation,” says Craft Lake City Executive Director, Angela H. Brown. “Utah’s robust maker community is made up of all types of individuals. Organizations like Equality Utah advocate for equality and representation for everyone on a state level, allowing for a more inclusive creative culture.”

Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge. The Local Voices installation series highlights the inspiring work of Utah-based organizations in an effort to connect the community with ideas that matter. The plakat displays rotate throughout the year. Those interested in learning can visit https://craftlakecity.com/local-voices for more information.

For more information about Equality Utah, please visit https://www.equalityutah.org/.

To watch the recording of the Wed., May 19 Lunch & Learn event follow this link.