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Restore Our Humanity is a 501 (c) 4
Donations are not deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes.
Restore Our Humanity works to further human rights in Utah through community education and partnerships and community outreach.

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Thank you for your consideration in donating to Restore Our Humanity. Your donation will help in making Utah a better place through grassroots action to strengthen communities and support human rights. Please be as generous as you can afford to be, whether you are only able to contribute a few dollars, any amount allows us to continue our work. This is about improving our entire community, and protecting people's rights. Donations made to this arm of Restore Our Humanity, are made under IRS rules for 501 (c) 4 and these are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation, please visit our 501 (c) 3 application update at Restore Our Humanity Foundation at this link:

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Inclusive Families Conference
10/23/2015
Join us as we celebrate the rich diversity of families, especially “non-traditional families” such as: Same-sex couples, married and unmarried Families with members who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Families with members who have exceptional gender identity / expression Families with mixed ethnic, racial and religious identities Street families / Homeless youth families Families led by elders, adoptive, differently-abled, matriarchal, multi-generational families, and more!
Link to the EventSalt Lake City

 


Family & Faith LGBT Power Summit [Be You Be Welcoming]
10/20/2015
Across the country anti-LGBT organizations are utilizing faith as way to solidify harmful and discriminatory laws and legislation that directly and negatively affect LGBT people. This four-day Family & Faith LGBTQ Power Summit will provide skills, strategy and capacity building to defend against attacks such as religious exemption legislation. We will build support for LGBTQ people and our families by launching transformational public education programs. More information is coming Oct 20 - Oct 23
Link to the EventSalt Lake City

 


2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
10/15/2015
The Parliament of the World’s Religions is an organization that represents 80 nations and 50 religions. Restore Our Humanity believes this organization to be one who represents the genuine religious communities in our world. This organization is open, welcoming and affirmative to all. They do not promote messages of hostility or exclusion as many so called faith based organizations do. We feel that the Parliament of the World’s Religions promotes a very significant message that may provide growth and comfort for those in our community who are persons of faith who may feel rejected or disparaged by those religions that are not welcoming and supportive. Restore Our Humanity will work to promote and endorse this event which occurs in October.
Link to the EventSalt Lake City

 


Townhall meeting Who is The World Congress of Families
09/21/2015
As a result of 9 months of research, Restore Our Humanity has gathered enough data and information on the organization, that we are now ready to address the community and share it.
Link to the EventSalt Lake City Library Auditorium

 


Brews with (JM) Bell
09/15/2015
Join Restore Our Humanity for our last installment of Celebrity Bartender. We are overjoyed that Mr. Jeff Bell has agreed to be our very own barkeep for the evening. All tips benefit Restore Our Humanity. Requested donation $5 at the door.
Link to the EventPiper Down Salt Lake City

 


Utah Pride 2015
06/06/2015
Thursday June 4 to Sunday June 7 Washington & Library Squares Salt Lake City Utah
Link to the EventSalt Lake City

 


Come Drink with Dan
06/02/2015
On June 2nd we will again be congregating at Piper Down to celebrate progress and equality. Our celebrity bartender this month is Dan Ellis Regional Director with American Atheists. Dan is a huge supporter of the LGBT community as is Atheists of Utah and American Atheists. Join the heathens of Utah in kicking off Pride week and raising money for Restore Our Humanity and All Families Coalition. Cheers!
Link to the EventPiper Down 1492 S StateSt. Salt Lake City Utah 84115

 


Come Swill with Gill
04/28/2015
On April 28th the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to determine whether states will be allowed to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples by denying them the right to marry or refusing to recognize same-sex couples who married in other jurisdictions. This promises to yield one of the justices most important rulings of the year.
Link to the EventPiper Down 1492 S StateSt. Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

 


Painting With a Twist
02/18/2015
Restore Our Humanity is a grass roots human rights group. Our mission statement is "Strengthening Utah communities, defending human rights". The money we raise will go to community involvement projects and education programs. Our organization had an active role in bringing Marriage Equality to Utah.We will offer wine and beer education for this class. 21+ please.Come paint for a great cause, Utah!
Link to the EventPiper Down 1492 S StateSt. Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

 


Restore Our Humanity Mass Anniversary Party
01/17/2015
Join us for the party to celebrate the first anniversary of all of those who were married as a result of the overturning of Amendment 3 A celebration of love and equality Music food cocktails Announcement of the ROH Humanitarian Awards Proudly sponsored by Le Croissant Catering
Link to the EventThe Leonardo 209 East 500 South SLC

 


The Restore Our Humanity CR Tracker (civil rights tracker), is a tool that anyone in the State of Utah can use to report events or potential offenses of civil rights in the areas of public accommodations in both government or the private sector of business, or discrimination in employment or housing. We strongly encourage anyone who feels they may have been a target of discrimination, to use this important tool.


The CR Tracker is not legal advice or a legal service, and should not be treated as such. The information on this application is provided ‘as is’ without any representations or warranties, express or implied Restore Our Humanity makes no representations or warranties in relation to the legal information on this website.
You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to legal advice from your attorney or other professional legal services provider.
If you have any specific questions about any legal matter you should consult your attorney or other professional legal services provider.
You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information on this website.
Nothing in this legal disclaimer will limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law, or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
If you have any questions about using the tracker please contact us at 385-202-6066.

 


Please help support this program.

 

Adult Survivors Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by Going Public


Child Sexual Abuse: Reported cases in Utah nearly 3x higher than U.S. Average



Survivors need to know other survivors are going public with their abuse, to help the public know about the child sexual abusers who are still free to abuse children.

Restore Our Humanity has taken the initiative to begin the means of support and of justice for those in our communities who have been the targets of sexual predators and abusers. The truth must be told, and the organizations that have sheltered the abusers must be held accountable.

If you or your child has been a victim of sexual abuse by a person acting in the capacity of a trusted individual on behalf of either The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or The Boy Scouts of America (Utah Chapters only), we would like to talk to you.

BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITIES OF THESE ACTIONS, WE ARE SEEKING ONLY VICTIMS OF THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER, DEPENDING ON THE OUTCOME OF THESE CASES, THERE MAY BE FURTHER ACTIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

 


Please help support us.

 


You may contact us confidentially at our hotline: 801-215-9748 or fill out the confidential form.

The information submitted in this form will be held with utmost confidentiality. This information will not be released to the media or any organizations outside of Restore Our Humanity or our legal representatives, without your permission. If you choose to become part of this initiative, you will become part of a body of people whom we will pledge our support and reinforcement and, we will provide counseling and support groups for survivors. Restore Our Humanity cannot guarantee the outcome of this action. There is no promise of financial awards or settlements. We cannot guarantee the legal outcome but, with our best efforts we will work to secure legal representation and pursue all possible courses of action. Our goals in this are to seek justice and support and healing for the victims of these heinous crimes and actions. It is time to break the silence and give a voice to the victims.

Please help support us in these causes.

 

Restore Our Humanity: Sexual Abuse Initiative

Restore Our Humanity will be working on an ongoing project to address, expose and stop once and for all the rampant child abuse, abuse enablement and abuse cover up that has been taking place within the LDS Church and Boy Scouts of America.
This project will consist of 3 parts:

  1. 1) A probable lawsuit to hold the organizations responsible for covering up crimes and not reporting these to the authorities, and thereby becoming accomplices to criminal actions. If successful this could lead to civil actions and further litigation.

  2. 2) Media and documentary projects to allow Survivors to tell their stories and let the truth be heard.

  3. 3) A resource pool of healing professionals to be made available to all survivors and family who come forward in order to put them in touch with the best care, treatment and support for the duration of the project and beyond. Sexual Abuse Inititative


All Families Coalition

As a response to the World Congress of Families visit in Salt Lake City this coming October, Restore Our Humanity has chosen to give a voice to the families in Utah that may feel disenfranchised or marginalized by those who promote a message of exclusion and disapproval. 20% of the children living in Utah live in single parent families and there are many families who live and prosper outside of non-traditional families. We have chosen to stand for these families and to give them a voice. We have established the All Families Coalition to speak for and on behalf of those who feel disparaged by those who call themselves 'pro-family' groups. All Families


World Congress of Families

The World Congress of Families is a United States coalition that promotes Christian right values internationally. It opposes same–sex marriage, pornography, and abortion, while supporting a society built on "the voluntary union of a man and a woman in a lifelong covenant of marriage".WCF comprises organizations in several countries, and most of its member partners are strongly active campaigners for pro–life positions and specific Christian views on marriage that oppose same–sex marriage. WCF was formed in 1997 and is active worldwide, regularly organizing "large international ‘pro-family’ conventions". Its opposition to gay marriage and abortion has attracted criticism. It was added to the list of organizations designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as anti–LGBT hate groups in February 2014 for its involvement with the 2013 Russian LGBT propaganda law and opposing LGBT rights internationally. See more at WorldCongressOfFamilies.org


CR Tracker

The next issue that we will most likely be looking at in Utah will be legislation which may potentially change our public accommodations laws. [Within U.S. law, public accommodations are generally defined as entities, both public and private, that are used by the public. Examples include retail stores, rental establishments and service establishments, as well as educational institutions, recreational facilities and service centers. Private clubs and religious institutions were exempt. However, in 1984, the United States Supreme Court declared the previously all-male Junior Chamber International, a chamber of Commerce organization for persons between the ages of eighteen and thirty-six, to be a public accommodation, which compelled the admission of women into the ranks.] Restore Our Humanity has developed the CR Tracker so that all Utah citizens have a tool to use to report and record possible infractions of person and civil rights in the realm of public accommodation. The results of this program will be compiled and made available when debates on this subject being with the legislature.


BSA (Boy Scouts of America)

For a healthy society to prosper and move forward, communities and the organizations attached to them must abandon exclusion and prejudices. The Boy Scouts of America has moved our society just a little closer to that end. Estimates say over 95% of the Boy Scout troops in Utah are sponsored by the LDS Church. We applaud the effort and the support the LDS Church has provided to this fundamental program. But these numbers show that there is a significant population of young people that are left behind and neglected. These are young people who could grow and benefit tremendously with participation in an organization that has become such an integral part of our communities and our good and healthy society. These young people deserve to be included in membership in the BSA. Restore Our Humanity has elected to take the first step to sponsor a new scouting troop and provide the backing to begin a new chapter in the Boy Scouts of Utah and bring this integral institution to the underserved but well deserving population. Our scout troop will be built upon a progressive, non-denominational open, affirming and fully inclusive policy.We are in early stages of preparing our application and look forward to completing the process and beginning this new and exciting opportunity for our organization and our community.


2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

October 15 thru 19, 2015 Salt Lake City. The Parliament of the World’s Religions is an organization that represents 80 nations and 50 religions. Restore Our Humanity believes this organization to be one who represents the genuine religious communities in our world. This organization is open, welcoming and affirmative to all. They do not promote messages of hostility or exclusion as many so called faith based organizations do. We feel that the Parliament of the World’s Religions promotes a very significant message that may provide growth and comfort for those in our community who are persons of faith who may feel rejected or disparaged by those religions that are not welcoming and supportive. Restore Our Humanity will work to promote and endorse this event which occurs in October. 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions


Inclusive Families Conference

Restore Our Humanity will promote and support the Second Annual Inclusive Families Conference October 23 & 24, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Inclusive Families Conference aims to highlight and celebrate the rich diversity of families, especially those families who love and accept each other despite divergent beliefs and attitudes, "non-traditional families" and those families which may be marginalized or excluded by others. These families include same sex couples, those with members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, identify as transgender (LGBT), or have exceptional gender identity/expression, families with mixed ethnic, racial and religious identities, street families (homeless youth families), families led by elders, adoptive, differently-abled, matriarchal, multi-generational families, and others. Inclusive Families


Faith and Family LGBT Power Summit

Restore Our Humanity will promote and advertise the Faith & Family LGBT Power Summit, to be held in Salt Lake City on October 20 thru 23, 2015. BE YOU, BE WELCOMING. Across the country anti LGBT organizations are utilizing faith as way to solidify harmful and discriminatory laws and legislation that directly and negatively affect LGBT people. This four day Family& Faith LGBTQ Power Summit will provide skills, strategy and capacity building to defend against attacks such as religious exemption legislation. We will build support for LGBTQ people and our families by launching transformational public education programs. More information is coming. National LGBT Task Force

Restore Our Humanity is a 501 (c) 4 Donations are not deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes.
Restore Our Humanity works to further human rights in Utah through community education and partnerships




Phone 801-215-9748     Restore Our Humanity PO Box 65113 Salt Lake City, Utah 84165


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Restore Our Humanity is an all volunteer organization. We have no paid or salaried staff.


The executive board of Restore Our Humanity

Mark Lawrence is the founder and director of Restore Our Humanity. He helped bring Restore into existence from a small discussion group that began in a coffee shop in July 2012. In that time, he has helped build and develop Restore Our Humanity into a recognized non-profit organization that is focused on Human Rights in Utah. As Restore Our Humanity moves forward in the State of Utah, Mark hopes for stronger community understanding and involvement in the important issues that we face on a daily basis. Issues of equality and fairness for all of our families and citizens. Mark looks forward to continuing as activist and exploring new challenges and pissing off the conservatives. Mark embraces the secular humanist philosophy and rather than wearing religion on his sleeve, has it tattooed on his hand.


Mark@RestoreOurHumanity.org

Kate Call joined Mark and a few of his friends in the early days of what later became Restore Our Humanity. She was the original plaintiff in the Kitchen v. Herbert marriage equalitylawsuit, and is currently an ROH board member. She and her wife, Karen Archer, traveled to Iowa to marry in July 2011. They joined the lawsuit in an effort to have their legal Iowa marriage recognized in their home state of Utah. Born in Wisconsin, Kate then moved to Monterrey, Mexico with her parents, who were LDS mission presidents there. At the age of 12 she moved with them to Provo, Utah, where her father had obtained a faculty position in food science and dairy chemistry at Brigham Young University. She's lived in Utah ever since.Karen, a retired OB/GYN, currently lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she is undergoing therapy for a chronic disease. Kate is currently a staff member at University of Utah, where she hopes to retire. . . soon.


Kate@RestoreOurHumanity.org

Karen Crist is an original member of the executive board. She founded the Mormon Women's Forum, then created All Women's Eve, a women's music and arts festival in SLC. She is the mother of five grown children and the grandmother of the cutest little girls on the planet. She has a passion for justice, equality and advocacy. She is thrilled with the advancement of human rights in Utah and knows that there is much more work to do.


Karen@RestoreOurHumanity.org

Sara Kramer, executive board member and events coordinator. Sara has three boys, ages 25, 22 and 17. Sara was raised LDS, was married in the temple and graduated from BYU. She has since rectified those errors and has become a heathen and an atheist. ( Yay Sara !) Sara has a passion for activism and believes that civil equality and the elimination of discrimination against the LGBT community is something we can accomplish. Sara wants to show the people of Utah that we have significant things to say and we can benefit our community in many ways. She wants to continue ROH’s commitment to community service and promote our social activities so the LGBT community in Utah knows that they have a support system and a place to belong.


Sara@RestoreOurHumanity.org

Carolyn Ferro is an executive board member and the Community Outreach Coordinator for Restore Our Humanity. Carolyn moved from a tiny, rural town north of San Francisco to the Salt Lake Valley in 2010. She, along with her two teenage children, settled into suburbia.However, after experiencing California’s fight for human rights and marriage equality during Prop 8, and enjoying the advantage of raising her children in a culturally diverse environment, living in an area where her family felt the exclusion of being different from the majority was often hurtful. After attending a fundraiser for Restore Our Humanity and meeting the Board of Directors, Carolyn knew she had found not only the family and community she was seeking, but a way to work with others dedicated to bringing positive changes for the betterment of all Utahns.Carolyn also enjoys sharing her love of textile art with others and is an advocate for the blind and visually impaired.


Carolyn@RestoreOurHumanity.org


Angie Shunk is an executive board member and fundraising coordinator. She married her wife, Stacey, in NYC in 2012. They are thrilled to have just adopted their first child, ZaKai. Angie has traveled around the world and was less than pleased when she found her job bringing her to Utah in 2013. However, she soon discovered the equality Utah now offers thanks to the work of Restore Our Humanity... Thus, she wanted to give back and assist Restore's commitment to human rights in Utah!!


Angie@RestoreOurHumanity.org

Restore Our Humanity started as a small discussion group in Salt Lake City in July 2012. As any authentic grass-roots group begins, Restore started with a small group of volunteers with a single vision in mind; to begin the process of bringing Utah’s amendment 3 to an end and to bring Marriage Equality to Utah. Restore Our Humanity took up the baton as it was handed to us, in a marathon for equal rights that began in the late 1960s at bar in New York City called The Stonewall Inn. We passed the baton to the next generation of runners when the Federal Courts struck down Utah's Amendment 3 and declared Marriage Equality for all of Utah's residents. Today we stand as committed as ever to helping all citizens of Utah as we move forward with the eventual goal of unrestricted civil rights, basic human dignity and unconditional equality for all citizens of Utah and all of Utah’s families. There is still work to be done but together we can make Utah better for everyone.

Restore Our Humanity 2015

Friends of Humanity Utah

These are a few of the projects that you are supporting when you become a Friend of Humanity Utah

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  • Utah Survivors of sexual abuse
  • Our Civil Rights Tracker
  • Support of the All Families Coalition
  • Our Public Education Campaigns
  • Public Education on Anti-LGBt issues


As a friend of Humanity you will have Special VIP access to our 2017 Mass Anniversary Party.

You will also be our guests at our annual Shelby Friday Celebration in December, and you will be part of the nonminating committee for our annual Restore Our Humanity community services awards at the Mass Anniversary Party.


 

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The Friends of Humanity Utah Program is a 12 month pledge. We ask for $5 a month for 12 months but you can pledge any amount you wish.


1. Fill out your personal information

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Restore Our Humanity Org is a 501(c)4, donations made to this organization are not deductable for Federal Income Tax purposes

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