Another year gone and another one coming—which means another chance to resolve to do better and be better. Start the active year off right by celebrating the New Year with the High Road for Human Rights ARTini fund-raiser ball. Then, hit the ground running in 2011 with a unique Salt Lake City Historic Landmark Commission hearing. That evening you can also check out a unique presentation on Pacific Islanders’ struggle for social justice.
ARTini New Year’s Eve Fundraiser
Friday Dec. 31
The High Road for Human Rights, local human-rights nonprofit and brainchild of former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson (see Five Spot, p. 8), is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve art and martini ball—now you get the name, right? For a $50 regular-admission ticket, you can support the organization’s mission to create awareness of global human rights, all while enjoying the musical samplings of the Disco Drippers, paired with specialty martini recipes and the beers from Uinta Brewing Company at the open bar. Food and hors d’oeuvres will also be provided, courtesy of local eateries Red Iguana and Tony Caputo’s deli.
Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 801-364-3560, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. HighRoadForHumanRights.net
Historic Landmark Commission
Wednesday, Jan. 5
The Historic Landmark Commission will weigh in on controversial neighborhood designation proposals, including a request to put the Westmoreland Place Historic District on the National Register of Historic Place. The commission may also begin discussion of reinstating the city’s Historic Preservation Awards Program.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Jan. 5, 5:45 p.m. SLCGov.com/CED/HLC
Struggle for Social Justice
Wednesday, Jan. 5
The University of Utah’s Social Justice Series is featuring a unique presentation on the marginalization of the Pacific Islander community and how society often demonizes and stereotypes them. The presentation will also examine the community’s efforts in advocating for equality in justice, immigration and equal opportunities.
University of Utah College of Social Work, 801-581-8455, 395 S. 1500 East, Jan. 5, 6-8 p.m.