March 26, 2020

Social Distancing in Utah: Resource List

Our favorite part of Utah Global Diplomacy's programming is the community that it builds. We gather at Westminster College for our World Affairs Lecture Series. We host Great Decision discussions at the University of Utah. We engage with our local businesses, nonprofits, and leaders through our international exchange programs. We connect Utah to the world and the world to Utah through our Taste of Home Hospitality dinners.   Not only does community engagement create more vibrant and diverse discussions, but it also leads to new friendships, strategic business relationships, and creative community collaborations. 

While the bad news is we are living in a stressful and unnerving time of COVID-19 that makes it difficult to connect as a community, the good news is we don't have to put global engagement on hold. The internet offers us endless, free content for expanding our knowledge and understanding of the world. 

We at Utah Global Diplomacy have created this resource list to keep you connected to the community through volunteerism, service, and support, and the world through knowledge and education.  Please feel free to share this information with others, and we look forward to connecting with you "one handshake at a time" soon. 

Support International Restaurants 

Afghan Kitchen 3142 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 (385) 229-4155 Afghan
Arempas 350 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (385) 301-8905 Venezuelan
Beirut Cafe 1326 E 5600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (801) 679-1688 Lebanese
Best Chicken & Ribs 111 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 466-8311   Greek
Bhutan House 1241 E 8600 S, Sandy, UT 84094 (801) 679-0945 Indian, Nepali, Bhutanese
Cafe On Main 2701 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 (801) 487-9434 Balkan
Chicken Express 3434 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 487-7373 Greek
Curry N' Kabobs 268 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 363-0300 Afghan
Guras Spice House 214 W 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 419-0723 Nepali, Indian
Himalayan Kitchen 360 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 328-2077 Nepali, Indian
Horn of Africa 1320 S, Swaner Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 (801) 908-5498 Somali
House of Tibet 145 E 1300 S #409, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 823-6507 Tibetan
Ishtar Grill 3300 S 725 E, Millcreek City, UT 84106 (801) 803-9434 Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Kabob Stop 291 E 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 (801) 466-9144   Pakistani
Karim Bakery 2575 State St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 (801) 645-4533 Middle Eastern
Kathmandu Grill 212 700 E d, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 355-0454 Nepali, Indian
Laan Na Thai 336 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 363-2717   Thai
La-Cai Noodle House 961 S State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 322-3590 Vietnamese
Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant 1465 State St #7, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 975-1111 Ethiopian
Noor Restaurant 1151 S Redwood Rd #108, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 (801) 975-6356 Somali
Oh Mai 850 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 575-8888 Vietnamese
Old Bridge Cafe 249 E 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 (801) 466-4330 Bosnian
Pho Saigon Noodle House 2222 W 3500 S, West Valley City, UT 84119 (801) 746-7684   Vietnamese
Shahrazad Market and Restaurant 1615 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 (801) 975-9977 Middle Eastern
The Kathmandu 3142 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 466-3504 Nepali, Indian
Zeitoon Market & Cafe 751 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047 (801) 569-2004 Middle Eastern

Volunteerism, Service, & Support Resources

Donate blood
Donate to groups helping Utahns in need
Connect your neighbors to food banks and SNAP benefits
Support Utah’s restaurants by ordering to-go meals 

Educational Resources

Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series Archive:
Epidemics as a Threat to National Security presented by Andrew Price-Smith
A Saudi Woman in the Corner Office presented by Shihana Alazza 

Music Diplomacy:
Alchemy of Sound: Cultural Diplomacy Through Music presented by Deepti Navaratna
A Brilliant Garden 2019

Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decision:
India & Pakistan
Climate Change & Global Order

Reclaiming my voice as a transracial adoptee presented by Sara Jones
War and Peace, and Music presented by Gerald Elias

Coronavirus: Were We Warned? + US - China Relations
How Taiwan Contained COVID-19 + Global News
World Affairs Council of America KNOW NOW:
Cover to Cover: Yael (Yuli) Tamir on ‘Why Nationalism’
KNOW NOW: Felipe Muñoz on the Colombia-Venezuela Migrant Crisis
22.33 - A Podcast of Exchange Stories from the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs: 
The Coronavirus Episode: Sabrine Chengane, a Fulbright Scholar from Algeria
Read and Understand the Word Love - Benjamin Simington

American Diplomat:
Ralph Bunche, Accidental Diplomat
Democracy Wins!

Featured EdX Class:
Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion
Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees

Kids Learning Resources

Boston Children’s Museum
FarmFood 360
Georgia Aquarium
Great Wall of China
Houston Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Polar Bears & the Tundra
San Diego Zoo
Social-Emotional Skills
US Space & Rocket Center
Visit Utah 360 Virtual Tours
Yellowstone National Park