This weekend, attend the 2011 Poverty Summit, where homeless Utahns engage with public leaders on solutions to homelessness. Later, attend a meeting on the Wasatch Hollow Open Space plan that looks to maintain and preserve 10 acres of open space along Emigration Creek. Also, join the QBusiness Alliance fundraiser to raise reward money for information on hate-crime attacks in Utah.
Poverty Summit 2011
Saturday, Oct. 1
This annual summit puts the people in power directly in touch with low-income and homeless Utahns. Guests will hear about the challenges of life on the street and also hear a keynote address from Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Episcopal Bishop of Utah. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, will also speak of legislation he plans to propose that would offer a tax credit to businesses that hire homeless individuals.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., registration at 8:30 a.m., for more information contact Bill Tibbitts at 801-364-7765 ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wasatch Hollow Open-Space Management Plan
Tuesday, Oct. 4
If you want to see the Wasatch Hollow open space stay open, check out this hearing at the Salt Lake City Council meeting. A plan to keep public access to Wasatch Hollow while protecting water quality, vegetation and the natural wildlife habitats along the 10-acre space will be discussed and opened to public comment.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 315, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., SLCGov.com
Anti-Violence Fund Gala
Wednesday, Oct. 5
With recent alleged hate crimes shocking Utahns everywhere, the QBusiness Alliance is hosting a benefit with KRCL to build a fund to reward tipsters on information about hate-crime attacks directed at Utah’s LGBT residents. The evening will include a silent auction, food, drinks and a special “Iron Florist” competition where flower arrangements will be judged and auctioned off. There’s a suggested $20 minimum donation at the door.
Studio 1053, 1053 E. 2100 South, 801-364-0664, Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m., QBusinessAlliance.com