Power Trip Series
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.
Mass Imprisonment in America with Sam Mihara
FRI, OCT 11
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
During World War II, Sam was imprisoned with his family at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He was just 9 years old and was one of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry forced
into prison camps. Today he is a national speaker on mass imprisonment and a lecturer on the topic at UCLA, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard. Sam is the winner of the Paul
A. Gagnon Prize as history educator of the year, 2018.
Sam’s presentation discusses:
• His own experiences at Heart Mountain
• Conditions in camps around the country
• Why only Japanese families were imprisoned
• How he was released from camp
• Today’s prisons for undocumented Latinos
• Relationship to registration of Muslims
Presented in collaboration with Jackson Hole High School.
A Noble Pursuit, a film screening with Leigh Reagan
MON, NOV 18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for a screening of a locally-made film about the importance of every person's voice when it comes to deciding what happens to our public lands. This 30 minute documentary film is the story of a community coming together to achieve one of the most significant oil and gas lease buyouts in American history.
Billionaire Wilderness talk
WED, FEB 13
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
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
"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!"
Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee, film screening and discussion
WED, JUNE 26
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.