Weekly Feminist Happenings April 12th-18th

Utah's Gendered Pay Gap

Tuesday, April 12th

Calling All Women–An Homage to Equal Pay: Join the Women’s Caucus for a FREE panel discussion to honor and discuss the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day 2016! This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

Panelists include:

  • Senator Jani Iwamoto
  • Mike Weinholtz, Former CEO & Chairman & 2016 Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Dr. Gunseli Berik, U of U Economics
  • Shauna Scott-Bellacomo, Women’s State Legislative Council President
  • Kari Scott, young woman who did a “gender wage” bake sale at her school.

Details: Starts at 6 p.m. at the Salt Lake Acting Company (168 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103).

Wednesday, April 13th

Utah Women’s Artist Exhibition: The works of 56 women artists from the entire state will be featured and displayed from March 10-April 20, 2016 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City).

Thursday, April 14th

Food Studies Seminar Series: Food Insecurity and Obesity Risk Among Culturally Diverse Women: Food Insecurity, defined as, “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways,’ (Anderson, 1990), is a persistent problem in the United States, where between 10-12 percent of households report that their members are food insecure in any given year. Although studies have found a link between obesity and food insecurity especially in women, the current literature lacks detailed descriptions of these relationships in underrepresented cultural and social groups. We examine the level of women’s food insecurity in five carefully defined minority communities, African immigrants, African Americans, Latinas, American Indians, and Pacific Islanders who are all participating in the Utah Women and Girls (UWAG) Study. Our analyses of approximately 500 baseline surveys assess the relationship between food insecurity and obesity risk while controlling for other potentially important confounding factors. In the discussion we draw out the implications for targeted weight-related public health interventions. Details: From 4-5 p.m. in the University of Utah Union.

Screening of How to Change the World: The documentary How to Change the World, which chronicles the roots of the environmental activist group Greenpeace through rare archival footage. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Viridian Event Center (1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan).

Friday, April 15th

Ideologue: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 South West Temple) will present “Ideologue,” Feb. 5-July 23, 2016, a group exhibit of nine international and national contemporary artists. “Ideologue” explores relationships of power in both the cultural and political realms, employing humor and hyperbole to address platforms of ideology. Visit here for more information.

Sustainability Book Group Discussion: Join us for a discussion of “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” by Wendell Berry. Details: From noon to 1 p.m. at the University of Utah, room 1726A Marriott Library.

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