Latino Town Hall & Day of the Dead Press Event

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By: Jason Carrillo, Edited By: MCA Team At the culmination of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) was honored to host the state’s first Latino Town Hall! This event brought together Utah’s incredibly diverse Latin American community into a single unifying space, where all Utahns alike celebrated the cultures, resilience, and contributions of our …

Mosaic Narrative Series | Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

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By: Jason Carrillo, Edited By: MCA Staff Every fall, Utah, and the United States as a whole, dedicates a month to honoring the contributions and legacy of our national Latinx & Hispanic communities! This diaspora has called Utah home for centuries, therefore being monumental and essential in our state and nation’s construction and accomplishments. In celebration of Latinx & Hispanic …

Director and Senior Advisor Spotlight | Nubia Peña: Leading for “One Utah”

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By: Jason Carrillo, Edited By: Claudia Loayza Our team at the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) has been passionately dedicated to serving our diverse statewide communities since its inception a decade ago. Our programs center around the pillars of youth leadership, training resources & development, community engagement and policy & research. Our work requires a team effort, but capable …

A Legacy of Celebration | 2022 Utah Asian Festival

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By: Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza & Jenny Hor Asian Americans have been essential in building and securing the success of our state, and the diverse groups who make up this community continue to thrive and have a strong legacy of celebration through the annual Utah Asian Festival! This event—characterized by performances, delectable food, and an intense showcasing of …

Sharing the Gift of Literacy | A Cross-Agency Partnership

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By Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza Libraries are important! They are free public institutions and anchor literacy and other services in our communities. They serve as centers of community engagement and are investments in future school success and economic sustainability! However, a library cannot operate without its books, and book supply and libraries themselves can be difficult to access …

Celebrating 10 Years of Service: Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs’ Continuing Legacy

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By Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza This June, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) excitedly hosted a Community Reception Breakfast in celebration of its 10 year anniversary! We took this time as an opportunity to not only reflect on the past decade’s milestones and achievements, but also to honor our community partners who have passionately worked to create …

Engaging Young Leaders: Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Event with Lincoln Elementary School & Utah Jazz

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On Friday, February 25th, 2022, our Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission and staff had the pleasure of partnering with the Utah Jazz outreach team to create an MLK experience at Lincoln Elementary of the Granite School District! Fourth and fifth graders of various backgrounds learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s six principles of non-violence through interactive …

Glendale Youth as Placemakers | “Becoming Placemakers” Workshop

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Over the last several months, youth from Dane Hess’s Glendale Middle School classroom have been thinking about their community, what matters most to them, and how this applies to the reimagining of the now abandoned Seven Peaks Water Park. Although, to truly be transformative requires more than ideas. It requires partnership with people who are also willing to challenge and …

At Rancho Markets COVID-19 Clinics, Trust Makes a Difference

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WEST VALLEY CITY – “I love the work that you all are doing,” said Utah Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson at a community vaccination clinic on Nov. 19. Henderson thanked the partners who organized the series of pop-up clinics at Rancho Markets across the Wasatch Front, praising efforts to shrink the health gaps among the Latino and multicultural communities particularly hard-hit …

Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Culture, Communities, and Resilience in Unity

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Across the nation, communities have come together to celebrate National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, and continuing in that spirit throughout the year. The Latinx experience is one of diverse histories, cultures, foods, languages, and contributions, and is unified under strong values of community, hope, and family. These 30 days are a significant time …

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

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Check out the following local celebrations in honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in Utah! Follow the links and information below to learn more. Stay tuned for additional events from September through October. Celebración del Bicentenario de la culminación de la Independencia de México – Gallivan Center, September 15th (6:00 PM- 9:00 PM) Organized by the Consulado de Mexico en Salt …

Encontrando un punto medio con las personas: Colaboración de vacunación con Rancho Markets

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Comenzó como una idea. Una que muchos pensaron que era demasiado ambiciosa y exigente para tener éxito, pero Cristina Díaz de León, una organizadora comunitaria de COVID-19 de la División de Asuntos Multiculturales de Utah, defendió firmemente que la comunidad latina necesitaba tener un sentido de confianza y familiaridad para alcanzar tasas de vacunación que combatan el COVID-19 de manera …