Weekly Feminist Happenings April 23rd-29th

Feminist Happenings in SLC

Tuesday, April 23rd

Film screening of Moving to Mars, the film follows two refugee families from Burma over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp for many years. A resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life, but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they have ever known. Details: From 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the University of Utah in the Social Work Building–155A Okazaki room (370 South 1530 East).

“Upholding the Rule of Law: How and Why the U.S. Global War of Terror is Illegal” speech by Dr. Josh Gold who is a professor of Political Science at Salt Lake Community College. The dinner at 6 p.m. costs $17 but the lecture at 7 is free. For reservations, please call 801-277-7493. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Millcreek Center Library (2266 Evergreen Ave., Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, April 24th

Film screening of Safeguarding Memory: Commemorating Jewish Mass Graves In Poland, a 27-minute documentary narrated by actor Theodore Bikel that relays the stories of the search for mass burial grounds of Jewish Holocaust victims in Poland. Details: Starts at 8:30 p.m. at the University of Utah (201 S. Presidents Circle).

Film screening of Girl Rising a groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins. The documentary tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 different countries with the narration of novel voices such as Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Selena Gomez, and Alicia Keys.

Details: Starts at 7 p.m. in the Union Theatre on the University of Utah Campus

  • General Admission – $10 or $5 with a new or gently-used book
  • With a Student ID – $7 or $3 with a new or gently-used book
  • 5 books or more=free admission!

ALL proceeds from this event will be donated to 10X10, a non-profit organization that advocates for girls’ education worldwide and is the producer of Girl Rising. Books will be donated to local crisis centers, schools, and shelters. People Water, one of our sponsors, will be giving away merchandise, bottles, and a prize pack for the audience.

Thursday, April 25th

“Power and the Pill: Who is fueling the war on women’s health care and safety and why?” A panel made up of political experts, a columnist, and advocates for victims of sexual and assault will take on the recent cultural and legal attacks on women’s health care, choice and safety. Held in conjunction with April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Details: From 5:30AM-7:00PM at the Salt Lake City and County Building (451 S. State St., Room 335).

Friday, April 26th

“Evening Of Inspiration, Healing And Hope Fundraiser” with the Rape Recovery Center. Celebrity guest auctioneer will be Gina Barberi, co-host of X-96 “Radio from Hell” show. The first “Pillar of Hope” award will go to state Rep. Jennifer Seelig for her dedicated work on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. There will be a silent and live auction, food and drinks. Call 801-467-7282 ext. 221 to RSVP. Details: Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Rape Recovery Center (2035 S. 1300 East).

Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Come explore the theme of public creativity and participation in a globally interconnected world. Join the CWC at SLCC’s Writing & Social Justice Conference to write your public official about the change you’d like to see! For more information, see http://wsjconf.wordpress.com Details: From 1-3 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College Writing Center (210 East 400 South).

Saturday, April 27th

UniteWomen.org 2nd annual rally. Featuring speakers:

  • Giuliana Serena on Being Openly Body Positive
  • Sarah Boynton/Becky David on Adoption and Birth Mothers’ Rights
  • Kim Kasey on Military Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Jessica Stahle on Modern Birthing and Midwifery
  • Kat Phillpotts on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • Chelsea Kilpack on Using the Internet as a Tool for Feminist Activism

 Details: From 12-1:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol on the South steps (350 North State St.).

Film screening of Danny from North Korea. This film follows Danny as he crosses from North Korea to China to escape a life of indoctrination, routine public executions, and starvation. Details: From 7-9 p.m. in the Union Theater on the University of Utah Campus (200 S. Central Campus Drive).

8th Annual Nihon Matsuri (Japan Festival) Guest Performers: Ka Ua Kilihune Hawaiian Dance Troupe. Tea ceremony; calligraphy; origami; bonsai; martial arts; Japanese dancing, singing, and taiko (drummers); kimono fashion show; ikebana (flower arrangements); historical exhibits & photographs; children hands-on art projects; anime! Japanese food & crafts. Details: From 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. on 100 S between 200 W and 300 W streets

Film screening of Bidder 70 the story of local environmental activist Tim DeChristopher who served a prison sentence after making fraudulent bids at a Bureau of Land Management auction of oil and gas leases. Details: Starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Park City Library Center (1255 Park Ave., Park City).

MS Walk: Join thousands of Utahns at The Gateway Mall as they make strides to raise awareness and funds to create a world free of multiple sclerosis at the National MS Society Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter’s 24th Annual Walk MS 2013 presented by Questar. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit www.walkMSutah.org. Details: Starts at 8 a.m. at the Gateway Mall Grand Hall (90 S. 400 West).

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  1. Brittany Stephenson says:

    The Writing and Social Justice Conference this Friday is being held at Redwood Campus which is 4600 S. Redwood Road in the Student Center. (It is not downtown at the Community Writing Center). The event is free, and the public is invited.

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