Weekly Feminist Happenings April 7th-13th

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Tuesday, April 7th

Screening of Food Chains: The documentary “Food Chains,” which follows a group of south Florida tomato pickers as they fight for humane working conditions, in the face of a $4 trillion global supermarket industry. Director Sanjay Rawal will take part in a Q&A session after the screening. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Premiere of As One: Utah State University will presnt “As One,” a one-act chamber opera that chronicles the experiences of a transgender person as she emerges into harmony with herself and the world around her. “As One” also features the Fry Street Quartet. Details: For tickets, contact the CCA Box Office located in room L101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or visit arts.usu.edu..

Wednesday, April 8th

LaDonna Redmond–Food Justice: As part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Tanner Talks series, LaDonna Redmond will speak in Old Main 115 on the Utah State University campus. A Chicago native, Redmond became involved in the food justice movement when her young son developed food allergies and she found it impossible to find quality organic produce in her West Side neighborhood. Details: From 11:30-12:50 p.m.

The Medusa Collective: Urban Lounge will present Medusa Collective featuring Salvia Plath, Officer Jenny and Strong Words. The Medusa Collective’s mission is to support and unite female and non-binary musicians and encourage better gender representation in the Provo music scene. Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at the Urban Lounge (241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, April 9th

Extreme Affordability Global Health Lecture–Nicholas Kristof: A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate, and chronicler of humanity. A seasoned journalist, he has traveled the major roads and minor byways of China, Africa, India, and South Asia, offering a compassionate glimpse into global health, poverty, and gender in the developing world. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island. He’s also one of the few Americans to visit every member of the “Axis of Evil.” A bestselling author, in his most recent book, A Path Appears, Kristof and his wife Sheryl Wudunn look around the world at people who are working to make it a better place, and show readers the numerous of ways this work can be supported. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Wrenched: The documentary Wrenched, which profiles a new generation of environmental activists carrying on the fight started by Edward Abbey and his “Monkey Wrench Gang.” Following the screening, a panel discussion will take place, featuring: Patrick Shea, former BLM director and legal counsel for activist Tim DeChristopher; Kim Crumbo, director of conversation for the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council; Sara Dant, professor of history at Weber State University; and moderator Leslie Thatcher from KPCW. Part of the Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium, presented by Utah Open Lands and the University of Utah College of Humanities. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at The Prospector (2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City).

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. Details: Buy tickets here. 

Friday, April 10th

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche: Silver Summit Theatre Company in conjunction with A-Muses announces the regional premiere of “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” April 10-26, 2015. With the ever-present threat of nuclear war looming over them, the widows of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein meet in a renovated community center for a special annual event, where the prize-winning quiche will be declared in a much-anticipated ceremony. Adult themes, sexual innuendo, some language. Visit here  for information.

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