Black History Month Film Screening and Panel
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Loki Mulholland is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, author, activist, and son of civil rights icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. His work has received over 40 Telly Awards and his films on race and social justice issues have won 20 Best Documentary awards. His first book, "She Stood For Freedom" was nominated for the 2017 Amelia Bloomer Award. Loki’s film, “The Uncomfortable Truth” has been viewed over half-a-million times on Amazon. A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Loki speaks all over the country on issues of race and social justice. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation which was created to end racism through education.
For more information and a look at his works: https://www.lokimulholland.com
Representative Sandra Hollins
Representative Sandra Hollins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been a Salt Lake City resident for the past 30 years. She and her husband David currently reside in Fair Park and have two daughters, Jaynell and Canice.
Rep. Hollins is a licensed clinical social worker, and the primary focus of her career has been on substance abuse treatment and advocacy services for Salt Lake City’s homeless population. Sandra received her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah.
As the first Black American woman elected to the Utah House of Representatives, Sandra proudly serves District 23. She serves as a member of the Social Services Appropriations Committee, the Health and Human Services Standing Committee, the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee, and the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel. Notably, she sponsored H.J.R 8/Amendment C on the 2020 ballot to remove the exception for slavery from Utah’s constitution, and in 2016 sponsored HB460, a School to Prison Pipeline bill which requires cultural training for student resource officers.
Sandra is a member of the graduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., is a graduate of the Westside Leadership Institute, and has served on numerous boards and councils.
Ross Chambless has worked as the Communications Specialist for the Utah House Democrats in the Utah House of Representatives since 2017. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah.
In his spare time, Ross is a writer and a podcast producer. He has produced podcasts about Mexican art and history, the Sundance Film Festival, Utah politics, Utah water policy, and immigration. He is currently working on a podcast about Salt Lake City’s sister city relationship with Matsumoto, Japan. He worked as a public radio producer and reporter for 16 years. Several of his radio documentaries were awarded First Place by the Utah Society for Professional Journalists.
Ross actively serves on his neighborhood community council and school community council boards. Ross grew up in Utah and has lived in Texas, Oregon, and Japan. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Ikue, and their 6-year-old daughter. He and his family enjoy bicycling, hiking, gardening, camping.
Kaletta Lynch is a native of Decatur, GA, and the youngest child of Retired Chief of Police Eddie Moody and Pastor Priscilla Moody. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland by way of Dillard University. Kaletta is a Hurricane Katrina survivor and prides herself in being a compassionate public servant, loving mother & wife, entrepreneur, and engaged community activist. In 2019, Kaletta was the first Black woman to run for West Valley City Council. She garnered a lot of the community’s support during her grassroots campaign and turned her political loss into a community win. In 2020, Kaletta served as the Community Coordinator to help Representative Sandra Hollins and the Utah Coalition to Abolish Slavery run a successful campaign to remove slavery from the Utah State Constitution. She now serves as the Communications Director for the Abolish Slavery National Network and received the Community Servant Award of 2020 from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
As the founder and CEO of K Consulting Services, Special Projects Manager at the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, wife of Pastor Marlin Lynch III, and mother of two beautiful daughters, Kaletta strives for balance and excellence in all areas of her life. She gives back by empowering those around her with the resources and tools that they need in order to succeed. Through her consulting services, Kaletta specializes in time management plans, organization techniques, project management, resume building, creating branding and social media toolkits, building website layouts, content development, life coaching, and image management. Kaletta has over 15 years of experience as a former federal background investigator, legislative-executive assistant, contract agent, and intergovernmental liaison. She currently manages the Racial Equity in Policing Commission, internship program, bill tracking legislative process, and ACE (Arts, Culture, and Events) fund for the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office. Kaletta is an active member of the YWCA Utah (Board Member & Chair of the Young Women’s Council), Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Corresponding Secretary, Social Action Committee Chair, and Technology Committee Chair), NAACP member, member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and alumnae of American Council of Young Political Leaders (exchange trip to Jakarta, Indonesia). Kaletta’s ultimate goal is to run for United States Senate in order to implement institutional policy changes that alleviate criminal justice inequities especially for communities of color, remove healthcare access barriers for all people, and provide equal opportunities for women to thrive in their personal endeavors and fields of expertise.
with Adrienne Andrews as our Host
As the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer for Weber State University, Andrews has worked in a variety of government, higher education, and non-profit capacities including:
- Director of the Center for Youth Policy and Programs for the State of New Jersey
- Staff Associate in the New Jersey Department of State
- Political Science Instructor at Rutger’s
- Women’s Studies Instructor at MSUM
- Graduate associate and research associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Center for American Women and Politics
As a native Utahn, Andrews was raised in Davis County and has a long history of advocacy in social justice and inclusion work with a special capacity for community building. Andrews currently serves as a member of the McKay-Dee and Layton Hospital Boards, the Boys & Girls Club of Weber-Davis Board, and as the Honorary Commander of the Hill Air Force Base 75th Wing. She most recently served on the Utah Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission.
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