Derek Kitchen explores why risk has a place in our everyday lives.

Derek Kitchen shares his insights on why risk matters and how to get comfortable using it as a strength, drawing from his experience as a Salt Lake City Council member, co-founder of Laziz Foods and plaintiff in Kitchen v. Herbert, which legalized gay marriage in Utah.

About the speaker

He’s the founder of Laziz, an environmentally friendly and financially sustainable Middle Eastern food production company. He was elected to the Salt Lake City Council and works daily to collaborate throughout the community to build connections to make our growing city healthier and more livable. And he was a plaintiff in the landmark Kitchen v Herbert lawsuit which brought marriage equality to Utah.

Whether it’s in creating a zero-waste business or taking a stand for social justice Derek Kitchen has seen the kind of risk it takes to creatively move communities forward—and we are so excited to have him lead us in discussion of RISK. Come join the conversation!

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