Join Craft Lake City and Equality Utah on June 2 for a virtual discussion with Troy Williams, Nathan Ivie & Ann Dent to celebrate Craft Lake City’s new Local Voices exhibition!
On Thursday June 2 from noon – 1pm, Craft Lake City and Equality Utah will be holding a virtual discussion highlighting Craft Lake City’s new Local Voices exhibition: Equality Utah’s Absolutely Everybody!
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About the Panelists
Troy Williams, Executive Director of Equality Utah
For the past two decades, Troy has been a community organizer for LGBTQ Utahns. In 2004 he became community affairsdirector of 90.9 FM KRCL. He was the executive producer and co-host of the talk show RadioActive. In 2010 the Salt Lake Tribune dubbed him “the gay mayor of Salt Lake City.”
Troy’s work has since been featured in the New York Times, Anderson Cooper 360, CBC Q, Democracy Now!, The Advocate, OUT Magazine and Interview Magazine. In 2010 he co-wrote the award-winning play, The Passion of Sister Dottie S. Dixon and in 2011 appeared in the Errol Morris film, Tabloid.
Troy became the executive director of Equality Utah in the fall of 2014. In 2015 he helped pass Utah’s historic LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in housing and employment. In 2016, he led efforts to rename 20 blocks of downtown Salt Lake City as “Harvey Milk Boulevard”. In 2017 he worked to successfully overturn the state’s ‘No Promo Homo’ law which prohibited discussion of LGBTQ issues in the classroom. In 2020 he led the campaign to successfully protect minors from the dangerous practice of conversion therapy.
Ann Dent, Special Guest
Made in India and raised in Texas, Ann Dent migrated to Utah for the same reason many have. The best snow on earth! Ann sits on the Equality Utah PAC Board along with Planned Parenthood of Utah. She also is an at large member of the Executive Committee of the Utah Democratic Party. Ann is a political consultant with a focus on getting moderates elected. In her spare time she loves all things sports and would give her last dollar to any furry friend in need.
Nathan Ivie, Special Guest
Nathan Ivie and his Partner Ric own and manage Ivie Ranch, a full service equestrian ranch specializing in Reining and performance horses. They have won over 34 world championships and Nathan is consistently one of the leading money earning trainers in the Intermountain region. As Utah’s first openly gay, republican elected official Nathan is an advocate for personal rights, freedom and small government. Nathan is a proud father, an award winning photographer, avid skier and outdoorsman.
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Local Voices: Equality Utah’s Absolutely Everybody will be on view outdoors in downtown Salt Lake City from May 1 to June 30, 2022. This public art 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.
With support from The Center for the Living City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, Craft Lake City’s Local Voices installation series highlights the inspiring work of Utah-based organizations in an effort to connect the community with ideas that matter. Craft Lake City curates this seasonal, rotating outdoor art exhibition for the Salt Lake community. The exhibits feature visually inspiring and interactive artwork meant to engage viewers and passersby. All Local Voices installations are displayed in fourteen metal frames adjacent to the sidewalks in downtown Salt Lake City. They are located on the north and south sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East. Those interested in learning more can visit https://craftlakecity.com/local-voices.
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About Craft Lake City:
Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Equality Utah:
Equality Utah works to build a community where every Utahn is valued for being who they are regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equality Utah believes everyone in the state deserves to be treated with respect and understanding and to be afforded the same basic freedoms and opportunities as everyone else. Equality Utah’s vision is a fair and just Utah, and its mission is to to secure equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Utahns and their families. Equalityutah.org @equalityutah
About the Temporary Museum of Permanent Change:
The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change is a community based, participatory project that uses the ever-changing development processes underway in Salt Lake City as catalysts to animate city life. The Museum engages a variety of audiences using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that includes performance art and video production, visual art, urban archaeology, anthropology, local history, existing businesses and ongoing deconstruction and construction processes as spectacles for people of all ages. Together these elements provide teachable moments in our efforts to manage and celebrate change. This museum has no specific address. Rather it is a construction of ideas, installations and illuminations that comprise a new way of seeing our city. museumofchange.org
About the Center for the Living City:
The Center for the Living City advocates for vibrant, adaptive, equitable communities created by and for everyone. We work to inspire civic engagement and leadership, invite creative urban solutions, and expand our understanding of the ecology of cities. Our purpose is to advance social, environmental and economic justice. centerforthelivingcity.org @centerforthelivingcity