News & Events
Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Hinkley Institute of Politics
Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. Dolores Huerta, 2012 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom will speak on the rights of immigrants in the United States at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on March 14 at noon. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided Hinckley Caucus Room- Building 73, Room 110
Film Screening: Dolores
March 14, 2018 – 7:00PM at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave.
Commentary: Every DREAMer has a story, a family and a future
It is students like Miguel that make being an educator worthwhile. As a social scientist, I tend toward statistics, like those highlighting how immigration benefits Utah’s economy. Yet, I know, personal stories are often more powerful than statistics.
Sonia Nazario - Keynote Speaker for 2018 Forum
We are thrilled to announce that we will have Pulitzer Prize winning author, Sonia Nazario as our keynote speaker for our 2018 Forum. Her book "Enrique's Journey" chronicles the experiences of Latin American children who immigrate to join their parents in the United States.
7pm - 9:30pm
Human Rights: Young migrants and refugees
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
In a world wracked by hostility and violence, the Tanner Center is dedicated to providing University of Utah students, faculty and the broader community with the inspiration and education needed to become advocates for peace, nonviolence, and human rights. The center seeks to provide avenues for the open discussion of important issues dividing the community, the nation, and the world.