>The power of community!

16 Mar

What an amazing night. how refreshing it was to see a room packed full of people in a municipal building. I have to admit it was by far they longest meeting i have ever been to but damn was it worth it. With great excitement and pride i am happy to say that the city council has unanimously overturned they mayors veto and passed they anti-discrimination ordinance protecting gay and transgendered people fro discrimination is the workplace and in housing.

A big thank you to PRIDE in Utah and everyone who spread they word about this very important issue and rallied together to support our community. A big thank you to the city council members for all of your hard work and for sticking through this meeting and making the right and just decision. Be sure to write they city council and thank them for passing this monumental ordinance and making Ogden the 12th city in Utah to pass the anti-discrimination ordinance.

It is times like these that i feel thankful for being an Ogden resident, you have truly made me proud to call Ogden my home.Today we should all celebrate, celebrate life and freedom, celebrate Ogden and friends, celebrate the power of community.

Brewskis– open mic night- get up on stage and strut your stuff! What is your secret talent?
Granny starr foundation meeting at urban chic. come and support this amazing group. Rachael blackman collins founded this group that goes to nursing homes and takes free photos for elderly residents. Everyone deserves to feel lived and beautiful let us not forget our elders.
Ogden independent film meetup grounds for coffee. Discuss film and projects and make friends.
Sand trap– karaoke since 1984. You know you’ve dreamed of being a rockstar, now live it for about three minutes!
Terace plaza playhouse– Oklahoma- Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Adults $12 & $10 Children $9 & $7 801-393-0070 (Ticket Information)
Ogden Nature Center– Green is the theme for our St. Patrick’s Day program. Once again it’s time to get your green on and discover why so many things in nature are green. Go on a scavenger hunt around the nature center searching for all things green. You’ll be amazed at what you can find! Meet in the Visitor Center.
WSU’s Women’s Center hosts a Women’s History Month open House featuring food, information, games and prizes, Shepherd Union Building Atrium and Room 322, 10 a.m., free, 801-626-6090.
WSU’s American Democracy Project will host “Constitutional Rights in the Balance: Challenging Ogden’s Gang Injunction,” 10:30 a.m., Shepherd Union Ballroom A, free, 801-626-6695 or lmurray@weber.edu.
WSU’s Outdoor Program will host an intro to mountaineering course, March 2 & 4 class 5:30-7:30 p.m.*, Annex 9 (4100 S. Taylor Ave.), $45 Non-WSU/$40 WSU ID, 801-626-6373. (*March 5-6 class at Snowbasin Ski Resort.)
WSU’s Spanish Films series will present “Airbag,” 7 p.m., Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, free, 801-626-6193 or luisguadano@weber.edu. (All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles and not rated.)
WSU’s Department of Performing Arts will host the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival Concert, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater, free, 1-800-WSUTIKS or weber.edu/bcmf.

Be sure to vote for my friend Chelsi Archibald in they lady gaga costume contest. Chelsi is super rad and she spoke out at the city council meeting and she has a fabulous blog.


3 Responses to “>The power of community!”

  1. Trissta March 17, 2011 at 4:46 am #

    >Yay! Congrats. It's so nice to see people come together like that to support their own. Love it. BTW, I'm trying to put together a Blogger Get-Together in Ogden, but since I'm in Logan, I don't have the slightest idea of where to do it at. I've had suggestions to do it someplace on 25th, but I don't know! Haha… Could you give me some suggestions?? I'm thinking around the second weekend in April.Thanks!!Trissta

  2. mikaela March 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    >oooh so much fun! roosters has a great room upstairs if you want to eat too. borrowed earthy emporium would be absolutely perfect and if you want to do drinks too i'd suggest kamikazes, they have couches upstairs

  3. Trissta March 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    >Oooh! They sound amazing! Thanks for the great suggestions!! I'll be sure to post something on my blog when plans are final!! 🙂 -Trissta

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