We’re beginning the new program year with our Anti-discrimination Response Training (ART), which we believe is an extremely valuable training for not just mental health professionals, but everyone who is navigating how to respond when they see or hear discriminatory comments or actions.
Here is the description of the event: “Most people would like to be able to effectively address discriminatory words and acts. However, some people don’t know what to say when they witness discriminatory acts or hear discriminatory words. This group-based social skills workshop is designed to train and empower bystanders to take an active role in witnessing offensive and discriminating situations, instead of remaining passive or silenced. Participants will learn and practice phrases they can use in response to a wide variety of prejudicial and discriminating situations, which include homophobia, sexism, racism, classism, etc.”
We have a very limited number of spots available for this training, so please register as soon as possible. Also, if you are in a position where you are able to, please consider donating money to help cover the costs for those who are students or have limited means.
Most of our memberships need to be renewed in the fall, so you may not qualify for the discounted rate unless you sign up for a new membership. You can renew your membership by clicking here.
To register for the Anti-Discrimination Response Training, click here.
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In a controversial move, Governor Herbert has ordered the state of Utah to no longer fund Planned Parenthood. While Utah Planned Parenthood locations will continue to receive federal funding, they will take a major hit no longer having the state funding that allowed them to provide so many free services to women, none of which included abortion in the state of Utah.
Governor Herbert acknowleged that no Planned Parenthood in the state of Utah performs abortions in the following statement: “Current Utah state law prohibits the use of state funds to provide abortions by Planned Parenthood or any other organization. The federal government has provided grants to Planned Parenthood, distributed through the Utah Department of Health. These funds are also prohibited from being used to perform abortions. In light of ongoing concerns about the organization, I have instructed state agencies to cease acting as an intermediary for pass-through federal funds to Planned Parenthood.”
Governor Herbert’s decision doesn’t affect the organization of Planned Parenthood nearly as it affects the thousands of women in our state seeking affordable health care. Not only does planned parenthood prevent pregnancies through their free/cost-reduced birth control, they also provide women’s wellness services and gynecological care.
We at UT-AWP stand with Planned Parenthood because we believe in affordable women’s healthcare.
As our website is going through new changes, you will notice that our facebook site will be, too! We are planning on posting more frequently, especially to announce upcoming events both on Facebook and here on this website so that no matter where you may be, you’ll be updated and excited to get involved.
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