Equality Utah will host their 12th annual Allies Dinner on Monday, Sept. 16, in the Salt Palace Grand Ballroom. The event features film and television star Sean Penn, known for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in the film Milk, among numerous other accolades.
This year’s honorees include Troy Williams, longtime activist and radio producer, is being recognized for his years of work supporting Utah’s LGBT community; Stephanie Pappas, a dedicated local businesswoman and community activist; and the Salt Lake City School Board is being recognized for their work in promoting safe and inclusive schools by passing a non-discrimination policy as well as an anti-bullying/harassment policy. SLCSB also provides partner benefits to district employees.
The event kicks with a Capitol Club Reception at 5:30 p.m. The general reception begins at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.