Power Trip Series


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This series aims to highlight the different and shape shifting manifestations of power from racism to sexism to income inequality, and more, as power often intersects more than one dynamic at a time. Join us and our partner organizations, and you may never view power in the same way.





Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee, film screening and discussion

WED, JUNE 26
6 p.m.



Just north of the Arctic Circle, the Gwich'in people are fighting to protect the lands and caribou from oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge- a place that has provided them with a rich and bountiful existence since time immemorial. Indigenous groups in southeastern Utah are doing much the same, seeking to defend their homeland and cultural heritage from energy and mining exploitation in Bears Ears National Monument. Join us for "Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee," a short film that explores the commonalities and differences between the two, and why the Gwich'in people need our support, followed by a Q & A with the film's narrator Len Necefer and filmmaker Greg Balkin. Location: Ordway Auditorium. Free.

Past Topics:

Billionaire Wilderness talk

WED, FEB 13
6:30 p.m.

Billionaire Wilderness: Ultra-wealth, Inequality, and the Environment in Teton County
In this talk, Justin Farrell (Yale University) presents his new book, written after many years of original research in Teton County.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, film screening


THUR, MAR14
6:00 p.m.

Join us to watch the documentary by Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, as she travels to pivotal locations in Shepard’s life, interviewing other friends and family members, and gaining insight into the beautiful life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard. The documentary will pave the way to a reflective discussion of LGBTQ related issues, which will take place after the movie.

Apologies in the #MeToo Era

MON, APR 22
6:00 p.m. 

"They apologized. So what?" Join the library's Power Trip series and Community Safety Network for a discussion as we deconstruct #MeToo apologies by individuals who have been called out for sexual misconduct, and explore the different paths that survivors have taken for healing and justice. The conversation will be led by Community Safety Network's Director of Prevention and Education. There will also be an additional artistic component for participants if they so desire. All are welcome!"