A Message From One Local Eco-Feminist

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[Ed. Note, this is a message from our awesome friend in solidarity, Natalie Blanton.]

My feminism is aligned with the Earth. At least, I seek that. As an eco-feminist I am keen on what makes the world spin, what connects us all, and where are we headed as a planet in this resource-crazed space we currently exist within. As a Salt Lake woman, born and raised, I am intrigued by local movements to alter our path of destruction and devastation, particularly in our great state.

I write to the audience of SLC Feminist to tell of an innovative eco-event happening this Wednesday on the University of Utah campus. I am excited about it as we are attempting to create an intentional space for connections to be made over environmentally progressive community activism.

Transition Salt Lake, in partnership with the University of Utah Sociology Student Advisory Committee, Environmental & Sustainability Studies Student Advisory Committee and the University of Utah Bennion Center’s Environmental Action Team warmly invites you to an evening of connections and community building:

In Transition is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

After the film screening, each campus/community partner will have a few minutes to present to the audience the organization’s mission statement and involvement opportunities and invite those interested to come connect immediately following the screening at a table in the student lounge for the meet-and-greet time.

List of community/campus partners participating:

  • Transition, Salt Lake
  • Peaceful Uprising
  • Utah Tar Sands Resistance
  • Ching Farm & Rescue Sanctuary
  • Reinvest U – Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign
  • Bennion Center
  • Sierra Club
  • Environmental Ministry – First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
  • Sociology Student Activities Committee
  • Environmental Action Team
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program

Event Details

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

University of Utah Student Union Theater

200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Film: 7:00 PM

Community/Campus Partner Outreach: 8:15 PM

Meet-and-Greet: 8:30 PM

Questions? Email: natblant@gmail.com

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/536969629723607/

http://www.intransitionmovie.com/

 

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