SLC Library Symposium to Explore Equality and Religion

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By Julianne Skrivan

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The U, in partnership with the Salt Lake Public Library, will host a symposium this Saturday entitled “Reimagining Inclusive Religious Spaces: Gender and Sexualities” to discuss advancements in religious freedom, discrimination and marriage equality in Utah.

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Celeste Gearhart, a senior in nursing, is an advocate for equality and said she is excited for the event’s educational value.

“Awareness is the first step,” Gearhart said. “If people don’t realize that there is an issue then nothing gets done about it.”

Christina Gringeri, the event coordinator, could not be reached for comment. However, Melinda Rogers, communications specialist at the U, said the event will have a variety of workshops and presentations throughout the day.

Gearhart said she is looking forward to what she will walk away with from the experience.

“I hope that people will come out of the symposium with a new thought process and that it gives [them] something to think about,” she said.

The event is free and open to students and community members.

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