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Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Purpose – The Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) is partnering with the National Voter Registration Day organization this year to help increase voter registration and election day engagement in Utah. MCA reached out to other Utah Department of Heritage & Arts divisions and community organizations, to collaborate efforts. Those entities include: Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Utah State Library Division, Utah Division of State History, West Valley Library (Salt Lake County), Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, Comunidades Unidas, and National Tongan American Society. This event is a one-day event to help register or re-register voters before the voter registration deadlines.

 

Day of Event (In-Person)

On-site Voter Registration: Select one of the voter registration sites listed below. At any of these sites you can register or re-register to vote with a paper form or online.  Certain sites will have online access to register. The process can take 15 to 30 minutes. After, your paper voter registration forms will be securely delivered to Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office.
Mail-In Voter Registration: We highly encourage you to fill out your registration form on-site. However, you have the option of picking up a mail-in voter registration form on-site to fill out on your own time and mail the form.
**This is a non-partisan event, so please no political candidate campaigning at the listed voter registration sites.**

 

Voter Registration Sites

West Valley Library (Salt Lake County) – map
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2880 West 3650 South
West Valley City, 84119
For more information, visit mca.utah.gov/vote or contact Rozanna at rbenally-sagg@utah.gov or 801-245-7210, or Jenny at jhor@utah.gov or 801-245-7214.
Registration modes: Paper Forms, Online

Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Artsmap
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Liberty Park
Salt Lake City, 84105
For more information visit arts.utah.gov or contact Sabrina at sabrinasanders@utah.gov or 801-245-7285.
Registration modes: Paper Forms

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lakemap
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
120 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, 84115
For more information, contact James at jtoledo@utah.gov or 801-715-6702.
Registration modes: Paper Forms

Bookmobiles (Utah State Library Division)
All locations and times as scheduled
bookmobiles.utah.gov
Registration modes: Paper Forms, Online

Comunidades Unidasmap
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
1750 W. Research Way
Suite 102
West Valley City, 84116
For more information, visit cuutah.org or contact Mayra at mayra@cuutah.org or 801-487-4143.

National Tongan American Society Officemap
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
3007 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, 84115
For more information visit ntasutah.org or contact Lavinia at ltmplatu@ntasutah.org or 801-467-8712.

Other Dates and Locations to Register

September 14, 21, and 28
During Utah Division of State History’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
State Archives – map
346 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, 84101
history.utah.gov
Registration modes: Paper Forms

Now through November 1
Bookmobiles (Utah State Library Division)
All locations and times as scheduled
bookmobiles.utah.gov

 

Voter Registration Deadlines

In Person:
County Clerk’s Office – To register to vote in person, visit your county clerk’s office by November 1. You will not be eligible to vote during early voting, but you will be able to vote on Election Day at your polling location. Find your polling location at vote.utah.gov.
Visit these Agencies – You may also register to vote in person at the following agencies by October 9, The Drivers License Division, Division of Workforce Services, Utah State Department of Health, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Offices, The Division of Services for People with Disabilities, The Department of Rehabilitation, or Public college and universities.

By Mail: To register to vote by mail, send your completed Voter Registration Form to your county clerk’s office, postmarked no later than October 9.

Online: To register to vote online, visit voter.utah.gov. The last day to register is November 1. You may also change your name or address on your voter registration record, affiliate with a party or change your party affiliation, or request an absentee ballot.

 

Voter Registration Documents and Flyers

Official Flyer – Registration_Sept27

Flyer with Voter Registration Deadlines – Registration_Info

State of Utah Voter Registration Form – Utah Voter Registration Form

List of County Clerk Offices in Utah – County_Clerks

 

 

Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit 2016

About     MYLS 2016    Past Events


Monday, October 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center – Salt Lake City

Update: The Summit will now begin at 9:00 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Purpose

The Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit is a one-day program that brings youth, educators, parents, and community members together in a conference-type setting. The focus is to inspire middle school students to become community leaders and encourage them to reach their educational goals. A majority of students are leaders in their own schools; our intent is to motivate them to continue succeeding in school and enroll into higher education institutions.

Registration

Opens on Thursday, September 1 and closes on Monday, September 19

Registration is free for students, educators, and community members. A light breakfast and box lunch are provided to all registered attendees. *Please note: The Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) implemented changes to this year’s registration.

  • The event is for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.
  • A maximum of 100 students can attend per school.
  • One adult must accompany every 25 students. (Example: If 60 students attend, two adults must also attend.)

The cost to table is $100. The fee covers a topped and skirted table with seating and lunch tickets for two individuals. If you need to provide payment by check, please contact Jenny Hor (information listed below).

Questionnaire Form

MCA collects student data to determine if the division is reaching a diverse group of students. Participation is voluntary. If parents participate, please fill out the acknowledgement section and answer the questions. If parents do not participate, please only fill out the acknowledgement section. The form can be found below.

MYLS-2016-Student-Questionnaire.pdf

For parents who wish to participate, their child’s information remains confidential. The acknowledgement section is removed before any data collection, which means their responses do not identify them or their child’s name.

We kindly ask educators to collect the forms and provide them to MCA on the day of the event.

Agenda

Registration 8:00 am – 9:00 am
General Session 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Break 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Breakout Session 1 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Lunch 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Break 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session 2 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Break 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Breakout Session 3 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Break 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Closing Session 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Contact

Rozanna Benally-Sagg
email: rbenally-sagg@utah.gov
office phone: 801-245-7210
Jenny Hor
email: jhor@utah.gov
office phone: 801-245-7214

Sponsors

We thank the following sponsors for their generous support.

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Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit

About     MYLS 2016     Past Events


In support of Governor Gary R. Herbert’s ‘66 by 2020’ education initiative, a state goal that 66 percent of all working-age Utahns will hold a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2020, the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the first annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit on April 30, 2013 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. MCA has since hosted Summits at Weber State University, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, and South Towne Exposition Center.

MCA plans to host this event every fall during the school year with hopes that students learn how they can be agents of positive social change.

The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is the only museum in the country dedicated to displaying a state-owned collection of contemporary folk art. It features objects made by living Utah artists from the state’s American Indian, rural, occupational and ethnic communities offering a snapshot of Utah’s contemporary culture and heritage. The Chase Home, built more than 150 years ago in a traditional hall-and-parlor style from adobe bricks, is a fine example of 19th century folk art.

Group tours available by appointment on Wednesdays. Click here to schedule a time.


The Native Folk Arts Gallery contains objects made by members of Utah’s resident tribes (Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Shoshone and Ute) and by American Indians from out-of-state tribes who live in Utah. The gallery features beautiful beadwork, basketry, musical instruments, toys and rugs regularly made by Utah artists for use within their communities or for sale to collectors.

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Native Folk Arts Gallery

Traditional art from a number of Utah’s ethnic and immigrant communities is featured in the Ethnic Folk Arts Gallery. Displays range from Japanese origami and Chinese paper cuts to Polynesian quilts. Objects are typically crafted for use at community celebrations or to decorate the home, reinforcing ethnic heritage and identity.

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Ethnic Folk Arts Gallery

Stonecarving, hand-forged tools and horseshoes, saddles and cowboy gear made from braided rawhide and hitched horsehair are featured in the Occupational Folk Arts Gallery. Artists have learned these traditional skills from family members or co-workers and they produce objects that are functional, beautiful and very much like the work that has been produced by traditional craftsmen for centuries.

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Occupational Folk Arts Gallery

Workshop Space and Temporary Exhibitions

A workshop space on the first floor features both folk arts and museum programming at the Chase Home. We offer classes, hands-on workshops, artist visits, and many more events. Follow our Facebook page for the latest announcements.

Space also serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions of Utah folk and traditional arts or new
work featuring emerging folk art genres or innovations of tradition. We accept proposals for 8-12 week exhibitions by Utah artists. See our Exhibition Guidelines to submit a proposal. Contact Adrienne Decker (adriennedecker@utah.gov) or Jennifer Ortiz (jenniferortiz@utah.gov) to learn more.

Folk Art Collection

View the State of Utah Folk Art Collection.

Location & Hours

The Chase Home Museum is located in the middle of Liberty Park. To visit, enter the park from either 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East and follow the signs to parking near the center of the park.

Labor Day-Memorial Day (Winter Hours):

Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday-Monday: Closed

Memorial Day-Labor Day (Summer Hours):

Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday-Saturday:11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Sunday-Monday: Closed

Chase Home Museum Map

Questions?

Call 801.533.5760

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Meet the Team

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Left to Right: Rozanna, Yajanetsy, and Jenny

Rozanna Benally-Sagg | Program Specialist
Ya’at’eeh. I am originally from southeastern Utah in a rural community named Montezuma Creek located on the Navajo Nation. Currently, I reside in West Valley City with my husband. In July 2015 I began my journey at the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs as a Program Specialist and enjoy working to support ethnic communities of Utah. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences. After receiving my degree, I worked for 10 years in the speech-language pathology field in public schools and private speech therapy companies. I took a leap of faith and changed careers to support multicultural communities.

Jenny Hor | Executive Assistant
I am a second-generation Khmer (Cambodian) American whose commitments to underrepresented communities stem from my family’s harrowing journey to the U.S. As a senior member of the Khemera Dance Troupe, I perform classical and folk pieces from the Khmer dance repertoire. In 2014 I received my undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies and Consumer and Community Studies from the University of Utah. I hope to continue the work of those before me in creating meaningful opportunities for communities of color.

Yajanetsy Ruano | Intern
I am a sociology major, who enjoys doing community work, and strives to be a voice for her community. I attend the University of Utah, and hope to get my Master’s soon after in a community based field. I also currently work with Gear Up at East High School as a tutor, and Comunidades Unidas (Communities United). My ultimate goal, is to work with a community based organization, or as an administrator in a University, or college helping students attain resources available, becoming a voice for the underrepresented community, and an example for our future generations.