Saturday Town Hall Event with panelists is CANCELLED
Due to the recent spike in Salt Lake County infections and difficulty in securing COVID-19 tests for panelists, PTC has decided to cancel this Town Hall panel in order to keep our backstage free of possible COVID exposure.
Instead, watch a live-stream of playwright Jeff Talbott hold a discussion with the Saturday matinee audience. Live-stream will start Jan. 15 at approx. 3:45 p.m. on our PTC Facebook Event page.
Jeff Talbott’s new play, “The Messenger” deftly addresses issues we are dealing with today, including public health and how our political and business leaders address its complications, what is the responsibility of media to keep us informed, and how we navigate our relationships with each other during crisis.
Jeff was originally scheduled to be joined on stage with Playwright (“Exposed) and Activist Mary Dickson, who will serve as moderator; Dr. Brian Moench, physician and founder of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment; and former SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson, an attorney, activist, and founder of the Justice Party.
Dr. Brian Moench is a physician recently retired from 40 years in private practice and a former junior faculty member of Harvard Medical School. His environmental expertise includes a former adjunct faculty position at the University of Utah Honors College teaching public health and the environment. He is the president and co-founder of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE). Since 2007, UPHE has become the largest civic organization of medical professionals in the Western U.S. who are actively engaged in many environmental battles throughout the country and Western Canada. He is the author two books focused on environmental contamination and corporate malfeasance, Death by Corporation, The Killing of Humankind on the Age of Monster Corporations, and The Great Brain Robbery/Why Women Have Become Smarter Than Men/Science With an Attitude. He has had more than 125 op-eds published in newspapers throughout the country, appeared on national television, been quoted in national newspapers, and appears regularly on local television and radio programs in Utah discussing the health consequences of air pollution, and is well recognized by the Utah public as an expert on air pollution and health.
The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook Event page.