Sutherland Newsletter – April 3, 2008

1.”Green” Policies Hurt Utah’s Poor and Disadvantaged Families

Join the Sutherland Institute on Tuesday, April 22, as they host Roy Innis, national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the largest and most influential civil rights organizations in the country.  From 9:00-11:00 am in Sutherland’s conference room, Innis will explain why our access to affordable and efficient energy is the new civil rights battle.  In his book, Energy Keepers – Energy Killers, Innis writes, “Push energy prices up and everybody suffers…Who gets hurt first? The poor and disadvantaged.  And we all know that racial and ethnic minorities include more than our fair share of the poor and disadvantaged.”


Dave Tabet, program manager with the Utah Geological Survey, will join Innis in the Tuesday session.


The presentation is part of Sutherland Institute’s Earth Week 2008: The Future of Utah.  The weeklong event runs from April 22-25 with presentations daily featuring some of the nation’s top energy and climate experts.  For more information, click here.


Admission is free, but seating is limited.  Reserve your spot by calling 801.355.1272 or online at>.


2.Sutherland Institute to Announce Expansion on Tuesday, April 15

On Tuesday, April 15, the Sutherland Institute will hold a press conference, open to the public, to release a study and announce the creation of The Center for Family and Society.  This is the second of four centers launched by the Institute to help promote the common good by emphasizing the essential role of the institutions of civil society – families, neighborhoods, churches, voluntary associations, and free markets.




The press conference will be held at 11:00 am, in Sutherland’s conference room, located in theCrane Building, 307 West 200 South, Suite 5005.