Virtual Community Conversations: "Our Health: Personal Freedom vs Public Safety"

Jun 17, 2020, 7:00 pm

RSVP Required, must have access to Zoom

This is a unique moment to reflect on our personal rights in a global world: a moment when we have been forced to reevaluate our interconnectedness. When we know that our daily interactions could put others at risk (and vice versa), should we be held accountable for the result? Should personal freedom be sacrificed for public safety? How much governmental oversight in health matters is too much?

In this conversation, we will challenge you to consider opposite beliefs, and to deeply consider your own. As with any controversial subject, our facilitator, Shelly Jenson, will lead us with thoughtful questions and encourage respect, kindness, and patience while we confront difficult thoughts and cognitive dissonance in these strange times.

To RSVP for this event, please sign up here:

This conversation will be held online over a Zoom call, which will require a computer or phone with a microphone and camera. We request that all participants, if possible, utilize their video option for the duration of the conversation so we can connect face-to-face, as well as commit to attend for the entirety of the call. The link to the Zoom call will be emailed the day of the conversation to all those who signed up with the link above, along with instructions and tips for using Zoom.

About the facilitator:
Shelly Jenson has partnered with Utah Humanities multiple times as a trained facilitator to lead conversations through our Community Conversations program. Shelly spends her free-time cultivating a lifestyle in which connection, sincerity and empathy are the foundation. Her passions include mediation, contemplating the infinite capacity of the human heart, and discovering deep connections with the Spirit of Life in its many forms. Shelly has served as Co-Director of the Village Square Utah, volunteers with the local non-profit Wild Utah Project, is a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, and studied at the non-traditional school called Flowering Mountain, in New Mexico.  

Please contact Caitlin McDonald at with any questions.

Online Program

Event Contact:

Caitlin McDonald