Weekly Feminist Happenings August 26th-September 1st

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Tuesday, August 26th

Women’s Equality Day Picnic: Join Utah NOW for some FREE food and feminism to celebrate the the 94th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Details: From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sugarhouse Park in the Sugarbeet Pavilion.

Navigating New Literacies: In the spring of 2014, Granger High art students collaborated to create a 29-panel contemporary painting reflecting their impressions of how literacy in different fields of study is supported and at the same time challenged by new technologies and popular culture. Details: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City). The exhibit will run July 8-Aug. 27, 2014. There will be an opening reception, July 10, 6-8 p.m.

Eva Schloss: The Chabad Jewish Center of Park City will host an evening with Eva Schloss, the step sister and childhood friend of Anne Frank. Schloss discusses Holocaust education in schools, universities, prisons and public meetings, and she is the co-founded the Anne Frank Educational Trust in the United Kingdom. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Montage Deer Valley (9100 Marsac Ave., Park City). Visit here for information.

Wednesday, August 27th

“Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh:” The exhibit weaves the artist-activist’s portraits and the stories of a community of widows in the Hindu pilgrimage site of Vrindavan. A marginalized segment of Hindu society since ancient times, widows have few places of sanctuary. In Vrindavan, a city holy to the Hindu god Krishna, these women chant and pray every day in the hopes of obtaining moksha, release from the constant cycle of death and rebirth. Details: The exhibit runs July 11–Nov. 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City). Visit the UMFA for information.

Saturday, August 30th

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: The Tower’s summer late-night series concludes with the 2001 rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” starring John Cameron Mitchell (who directed and adapted his off-Broadway play) as a transsexual East German rock diva. Live pre-show starts at 11:30 p.m.; movie starts at midnight. Details: Starts at 11:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City).

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