Weekly Feminist Happenings April 14th-20th


Tuesday, April 14th

Unhappy Hour for (un)Equal Pay: April 14 is (un)Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date that a woman has to work until to make as much money as a man in a similar profession from the year before. You’ve probably heard that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, regardless of the job or a person’s education level.

Join the SLC Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – which does research, advocates, and provides grants to help women – to “celebrate” this day with an “Unhappy” Hour. Meet other professional women and draw attention to the unfairness of .77 on the dollar. O, and we may ask the bar to charge us 77% of the normal price for food and drinks…should be fun! P.S. We’d love men to join us too! Details: From 6-7:30 at Gracie’s (326 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101). Checkout the event Facebook page here. 

Ruby Chacon And Jorge Rojas: The University of Utah’s Department of Art and Art History and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will present artist Ruby Chacon, a Salt Lake City native, in conversation with Jorge Rojas, UMFA’s director of education and engagement, April 14, 2015, in Room 158 of the ART Building on the University of Utah campus. Rojas and Chacon will discuss Chacon’s artistic practice, including her paintings, murals, community activism. A Q&A with the audience will follow the conversation. Details: Starts at 5:30 in the University of Utah Fine Arts Auditorium (375 S. 1530 East, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, April 15th

Screening of Cowspiracy: As eye-opening as “Blackfish” and as inspiring as “An Inconvenient Truth”, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. Details: Starts at 6:30 PM in the BEH Auditorium, University of Utah Campus
(392 S 1530 E | Salt Lake City, UT | 84112).

Thursday, April 16th

Pilot Program: Plan-B Theatre Company will present Melissa Leilani Larson’s “Pilot Program,” April 9-19, 2015. What if you were called to serve in the restoration of polygamy? You could blog about it. An intimate look at first love, second wives and last chances. Visit here for information and here for tickets.

Friday, April 17th

Screening of The Last Days in Vietnam: The documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” which examines how the United States extracted itself – and some sympathetic South Vietnamese residents – from Vietnam in 1975. A post-screening discussion will feature director Rory Kennedy and two of the film’s subjects: Col. Stuart Herrington, U.S. Army (ret.), and artist Binh Pho, who escaped from Vietnam in 1978; moderated by KUER’s Terry Gildea. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, April 18th

Lawyer Stephen D. Kelson: The Utah Chapter of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations will host a cultural communications lecture April 18, 2015. The lecturer, Stephen D. Kelson, is respected local attorney and mediator. Space is limited to 100 and the cost is $10 per couple. Lunch will be provided following the lecture. Visit facebook.com/naffaautah for information. Detail: From 11 a.m. to noon at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

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