Cultural  ♥ Intersections

In an increasingly polarized world, it is important for First Responders in particular, to learn more about ‘different’ cultures, belief systems and practices so to better respond to an emergency. Fostering understanding, acceptance and respect is best accomplished by making the unfamiliar, more familiar.

These lectures invite participants to open and expand their minds and hearts. Everyone is welcome to attend and current EMT Utah students earn extra credit to attend. Always a light supper is served and appropriate and meaningful questions and dialogue is encouraged. Participants must RSVP for the event in advance by calling 801-449-0749 or by emailing Sam Black at

This is not a time to argue, or to debate the efficacy of anyone’s choices, lifestyle or orientation. Learning is best achieved by listening and engaging in thoughtful, myth-busting, stereotype-busting dialogue.

We hope you will join us for our monthly Cultural Intersection Lecture. Please check back below for current events.

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Friday, January 22, 2016: 6pm-7:30pm  We welcome a representative from the Utah Islamic Center. The presentation: “What is Islam” will be informative and a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this religion and culture. We have an obligation to bring as much peace and happiness into the world as possible and an equal obligation to eliminate pain and suffering. Please join us for this Lecture and discussion. Please RSVP at 801-449-0749. Or email Sam Black at Guests who do not RSVP before the day of the event will not be able to attend. A light supper will be served.

Other events will be posted as they are arranged. There will be at least one per month.