Weekly Feminist Happenings April 1st-7th

women in technology

Tuesday, April 1st

Film screening of Cesar’s Last Fast: The documentary “Cesar’s Last Fast,” which chronicles labor activist Cesar Chavez in 1988 went on a fast to call attention to the effects of pesticide use on farmworkers. A post-screening panel discussion will feature: Dale Cox, president of the Utah AFL-CIO; Archie Archuleta, educator, activist and president of Utah Coalition of La Raza; and Rep. Angela Romero. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Sor Juana Prize – Poetry Contest: Artes de Mexico en Utah, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City and the Utah Humanities Council, will launch its second annual contest for its Sor Juana Prize, the first state-wide prize for original writing in Spanish. This year, two prizes will be awarded for a poem written in Spanish by a Utah high school student. One prize will be awarded for a poem by a student whose primary language at home is Spanish,and the other for a student whose primary language at home is other than Spanish. The $100 cash prizes will be awarded at the Utah Humanities Book Festival in Salt Lake City on Sept. 27, 2014. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2014. The poems should be emailed, as an attachment to artesmexicoutah@gmail.com. Or mailed to Artes de Mexico en Utah, PO Box 58562, Salt Lake City, UT 84158. Contact Renato Olmedo-Gonzalez at 801-824-9122 or at renato.artesmexicoutah@gmail.com for information.

Salt City Slam Team Selection Poetry Slam Finals: The 2014 Salt City Slam Team Selection Poetry Slam Finals will feature interational poetry slam champion and TEDEX speaker, Theresa Davis. Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at the Off Broadway Theatre (272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, April 2nd

Drum Bus: Drumming, games and songs using a variety of world percussion instruments, for ages 5 and older. Registration required.  Details: Two sessions available 10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. Register your child for one session only. Visit here for information or call 801-943-4636.at the Taylorsville Library (4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville).

Women’s Chorus Festival: Showcasing women’s voices from around the state, the Women’s Chorus hosts six choirs. Guest choruses include Maple Mountain, Salem Hills, and Herriman High Schools, along with Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Choral Artists and the Mountain Jubilee Singers. Details: Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Libby Gardner Concert Hall (1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, April 3rd

Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program: The Epilepsy Alliance of Utah will team with Art Access, Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Lundbeck to bring Studio E to Utah. Studio E empowers people with epilepsy to creatively express feelings related to epilepsy and connect with one another in a safe environment. Details: The program will take place at Art Access, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 & 10, 2014. Each session will be led by licensed art therapist Ida Yoked. For more information, visit www.utahepilepsy.org or contact Margo at 801-455-6089 or at epilepsyalliance01@gmail.com or Amanda at Art Access at 801-328-0703, option 5.

Friday, April 4th

Inspircao Do Fogo: Samba Fogo will present Inspircao Do Fogo, a live music and dance concert in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre, April 3-5, 2014. This is a lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and martial art that will feature more than 30 talented dancers, musicians, singers, martial artists, and fire spinners. Details: Call 801-355-ARTS or visit Arttix for tickets.

Sunday, April 6th

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories Of Justice And Forgiveness: Terry Palmer will host a special screening of the documentary Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness. In Beyond Right & Wrong, victims of three devastating conflicts: the Rwandan Genocide, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the troubles in Northern Ireland, struggle to forgive without sacrificing their need for justice. Details: Starts at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church (7486 Union Park Ave., Midvale). Viewers can choose a charity to support by watching the film at no cost at filmraise.com/beyond-right-and-wrong.

Monday, April 7th

Empowering Women and Girls through Technology: “How do we shrink the technology gender gap? As the role of technology in the global economy continues to grow, we must make sure today’s generation of girls is not left behind and locked out from the jobs and leadership opportunities of the future. Using technology, we can give more girls and women the tools they need to build a brighter future for themselves and the world,” wrote Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation.

Please join WhiteHat Magazine and The Diplomatic Courier for a panel discussion on the role of technology in empowering women, both in our communities and around the world. Bringing together representatives from public diplomacy, civil society, and private enterprise, we will be closing out Women’s Month with a look to the future.

The panel is free and open to the public. Send in your questions for the panel here, or through Twitter at #WMTech! For those who cannot attend in person, this event will be streamed on the Diplomatic Courier’s Google+ page.

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