Weekly Feminist Happenings April 5th-11th


Tuesday, April 5th

The Public Lands Initiative–Is It Right for Us?: What is the Public Lands Initiative? Will it protect Utah’s wilderness lands? Will it promote economic development? Who will win and who will lose? Can the right balance be found? The Project for Deeper Understanding will host a free, open public conversation about the P.L.I. for all citizens on Tuesday, April 5th. Panelists include representatives of the environmental and outdoor recreation communities and both Rep. Bishop’s and Rep. Chaffetz’ offices. Details: St. Luke’s Church – 4595 N. Silver Springs Dr. in Snyderville (Park City) Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM For more info, call Charles at 435-901-2131.

America and Islam: Peace and Justice in an Age of ISIS and Islamaphobia: Dr. Omid Safi is a Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, the Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center, and a columnist for On Being. Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Iran, Safi fled Tehran in 1985 with his family and resettled in the United States. He has served on the board of the Pluarlism Project at Harvard University and is currently the co-chair of the steering committee for the Study of Islam and the Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Marmalade branch of the SLC Public Library.

Wednesday, April 6th

Screening of Spotlight: A Talk to a Survivor powered event, presented in partnership with The Utah Film Center and The City Library. Details: 5:45p–Visit tables of Start by Believing community partners- and consider taking the Start by Believing pledge. 7:00 p.m. Spotlight. 9:20: Survivor Question and Answer panel, including Phil Saviano, the real SNAP survivor portrayed in the Spotlight. Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111).

Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls Fundraiser: For more information on the camp: www.rockcampforgirlsslc.org Secily Saunders, Hillary McDaniel (of Canyons) and Talia Keys are founding members of the first ever Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls – Salt Lake City. We are raising funds to make this camp the best environment it can be for empowering young girls through music.

Canyons – www.facebook.com/canyons801
Talia Keys – www.facebook.com/TaliaKeysMusic
Mary Tebbs – www.facebook.com/Mary-Tebbs-Entertainment-129852540401366
Elytra (formerly Medusa’s Cross) – www.facebook.com/medusascrossmusic

Details: Purchase tickets here. Tickets: $5 – 100% of the proceeds go to the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls – Salt Lake City

Thursday, April 7th

Screening of Peace Officer: “Peace Officer” is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police. The story is told through the perspective of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Sundance Film Festival co-founder and Department of Film and Media Arts producer-in-residence, Sterling Van Wagenen, and executive producer of the film, will be in attendance for the screening. The directors, Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson, will also be in attendance and will join Van Wagenen in a Q&A with the audience following the screening. Details: From 6:30-7:30 at the Post Theater  (245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd).

Screening of Gen Silent: SAGE Utah (Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) proudly presents a public screening of the film
Gen Silent (2011). This critically-acclaimed documentary follows the trials and triumphs of six diverse LGBTQ older adults as they share their experiences of growing older and healthcare systems that often continue to marginalize them. A community question and answer period will follow. Everyone who is interested in the health and well-being of our heroic LGBTQ elders is invited. Details: From 6:30-9:00 Salt Lake City Downtown Library Auditorium (210 E 400 S). Attendance is FREE but please register in advance as seating is limited.

Rape Awareness Event: Sage Williams and Elise Otteson will be presenting Dr. Julie Valentine’s (of the College of Nursing) findings on rape and sexual assault in Utah. The founders of Honey (a local sexual assault awareness organization) will present as well. The event will be hosted by Bri Garrido, Miss Eastern Utah, who is also a huge advocate in the community for rape awareness. If you have ever experienced rape or sexual assault, know someone who has, or want to know more about these issues, come! You will become more educated and inspired by these issues and learn how to help and support those who have experienced rape or sexual assault. This is a great way to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at Brigham Young University JKB 1102.

Friday, April 8th

Utah Pacific Island Film Festival: Utah Pacific Island Film Series hosted by Kava Talks promoting awareness of Aprils Sexual Assault Awareness Month screening, Pacific Island pop culture film, Once Were Warriors. Film is Rated R. See film description. Panel discussion will follow moderated by University of Utah’s Ulysses Tongaonevai with panelists from UCASA, YWCA, Rape Recovery Center, and Pacific Island Behaviour Health Coaltion. Resources onsite to answer any questions. Details: Register for tickets here. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, April 9th

UHPCO Be A Superhero 5K Fun Run/Walk: Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is raising hospice awareness and honoring Hospice Volunteers who serve those who are declining in health or who are near the end of life. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero (or come dressed as the superhero you already are!) Details: From 9 a.m. to noon at Liberty Park.

I Am Salt Lake LIVE Podcast: Guests include: Jimmy Martin (Geek Show Podcast, Big Movie Mouth-Off, Utah’s Classic 103.5 The Arrow, KSL 5 TV, SLUG Mag, and The Mediocre Show); Kat Martin (Kat Martin Artist); Leigh George Kade (Geek Show Podcast, and Frisch); Rachel Arent Kade (Frisch). Details: Saturday, April 9th at Club at 50 Westt. 50 West Broadway, Salt Lake City. This is a FREE show. Doors are at 8pm. We will be recording a live podcast and opening it up to audience questions at the end. This show is sponsored by our friends at SLUG Mag.

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