2020 Virtual Summer Forum Series

15 May 2020


Sundays at 10:00 am
June 28 – August 16
June 28 –  Paisley Rekdal – “METAPHORS IN POETRY TODAY: Exposing Racism and Sexism in In America's Cultural Diversity”
Paisley Rekdal is a Professor at the University of Utah Department of English and Utah's Poet Laureate.
July 5 –  Ben Winslow – “HOW I REPORT THE DAILY NEWS: Actions of the Utah State Legislature and Unusual Events in the Community”

Ben Winslow is a News Reporter at Channel 13 Fox TV.

July 12 –  Michelle Quist – “HOW I DO IT: To be a Columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, an Activist, and a Single-Parent Mom for Many Children”

Michelle Quist is a Columnist and Lawyer working at the Salt Lake Tribune  

July 19 – Vicki Bennett – “SALT LAKE CITY GOVERNMENT'S SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES: Impacts When Residents Are Staying Home”

Vicki Bennett is the Director for the Department of Sustainability, Salt Lake City Government

July 26 – NKenna Onwuzuruoha – “RACE, WOMEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT”
NKenna is Outreach Coordinator for Write Here, Westminster College community writing center, and is a doctoral student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the U of U. She is a facilitator for the YWCA Woke Words project, more info can be found here:  https://www.ywcautah.org/what-we-do/opportunity/woke-words/
August 2 – Randy Dryer – “FACIAL RECOGNITION: The Final Nail in the Privacy Coffin

Randy Dryer is an Attorney, Professor of the Honors Program at The University of Utah


Rod Decker is a Reporter at KUTV Channel 2, 40 Years as a Journalist, and Author of "The Elephant In The Room"

August 16 – Dr. Gerald Lazar – “DEPRESSION and BIPOLAR DISORDER: Defining Diagnoses, Case Histories, and their Relationship to Suicide Prevention”

Dr. Gerald Lazar is a Psychiatrist/Researcher at the University of Utah Medical Center

Click here for a pdf of the Summer Forum Series Speaker Schedule