CATALYST

Topic: Social Justice

A Fire in Our Prisons

In a biased justice system, who gets locked up and who gets killed? There are those who speak of the “garbage fire” that is the United States criminal justice system. To many of th …

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The Reguilded Age

Corporateers, conmen and crazies. It was SRO on Main St. inside Mandate Press, Sunday night, January 15, as 16 Utah poets and writers arose and read or performed their five minutes …

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CATALYST @ Sundance: docuseries “Rise” brings us to Standing Rock

La Donna Bravebull AllardCourtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Michelle Latimer A heartbreaking documentary piece about the plight of the modern native American, “Rise” by Mich …

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The Aquarium Age: Nov. 16-22

There is no one particular, specific astrological explanation for Hillary’s loss or Donald’s win. Of course, some astrologers will point to one or another stellar alignment as the …

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Utah’s American Indian education plan: SB 14 needs better funding

One piece of legislation easily stood out in the long list of bills from the 2016 Utah state legislative session. At first glance it seemed rather progressive. Though only a resolu …

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The INN Between

Utah’s hospice for homeless people, only the second in the nation, assures that no one needs to die “alone, on the street” in Salt Lake City. Of all the ways a human can die, “alon …

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You Decide: Terrorism and the Responsibility of Choice

When we think of terrorism—both conceptually and literally—most of us will immediately think of it as an outside, threatening force that we must protect ourselves from. It is somet …

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Who You Gonna Call?

It’s weird to have to hesitate before calling when you need the police: Will the cops make a situation worse? Cops killed more than 100 unarmed American black people in 2015. This …

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Untangling Transgender

From the transgender actress Laverne Cox on Orange Is The New Black to the famed transformation of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn, the spotlight is on gender identity and transgender issu …

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Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger’s mother went through 18 pregnancies, giving birth to 11 live children. She died exhausted, turbeculitic, and suffering with cervical cancer, at the age of 49. Marg …

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