Weekly Feminist Happenings August 27th-September 2nd

a night to remember

Tuesday, August 27th

Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay Presented by Utah Tibetan Association: The Utah Tibetan Association will welcome exiled Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay. The Tibetan community will also commemorate the 54th anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day to coincide with Dr. Sangay’s visit. Details: From 3-4 p.m. at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, August 29th

Disability Law Center Public Hearing Presented by Disability Law Center: The Disability Law Center is seeking public input about the center’s services, legal issues impacting the disability community and what you think we should be doing about them. Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign up ahead of time. You will have up to five minutes to provide comments. To reserve time or request an accommodation to participate, contact Gabe Scalise at 1-800-662-9080. If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit your thoughts in writing. Written comments can be mailed to 205 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 or faxed to 801-363-1437, c/o Gabe Scalise or e-mailed to: PublicHearing@disabilitylawcenter.org. Details: From 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Alliance House (1724 South Main Street, Salt Lake City).

Radley Balko – Police Brutality Author: Radley Balko, will discuss his book, “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.” Balko is a senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, where he covers civil liberties and the criminal justice system. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Cherish The Child Benefit Presented by The Family Support Center: Come enjoy a morning of uplifting music and messages of hope surrounding child abuse prevention and healing families. Seating begins at 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast and program will take place between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Attendance is free, and charitable donations are encouraged – all proceeds benefiting The Family Support Center. Please RSVP at www.familysupportcenter.org for seating. Details: From 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Little America Hotel (500 South Main St., Salt Lake City).

Friday, 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. Details: Starts at 11 p.m. at the Tower Theatre (876 East 900 South, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, August 31st

Martha Wilson: Staging The Self: “Martha Wilson: Staging the Self” is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International, New York. Wilson’s career encapsulates the controversies inherent in feminist and socially engaged practices. The complex nature of her work encompasses her activities as an artist, creating conceptually-based performances, videos, and photo-text compositions since the early 1970s. Visit umfa.utah.edu for information. Details: From August 31st to September 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City).

A Night to Remember–A fundraising event for TEA of Utah:

Join us at the Fort Douglas Post Theater at the University of Utah for an evening of dance, song, spoken word and art all in support of the work of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah. Featured artists include the incomparable Melody Pulsipher, Stephen Paul, Sophia Scott, Mikki Whitworth and Alex Drake Florence along with several others. Join us in the foyer for a Silent Auction featuring amazing artwork, crafts, gift Certificates and packages to include artwork from Brittany Hendry and Gift Certificates from casual to formal dining, spas, ski passes and more!

THIS IS ONE LATE SUMMER EVENING YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS.

All proceeds go to TEA of Utah and the trans* programming throughout the year.

Entry is $5, children 10 and under are free. All are encouraged to join in the fun.

Social Hour 6:00 pm • Performance 7:00 pm

~About TEA of Utah~

OUR MISSION:

TEA works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination of transgender individuals within Utah and surrounding states.

TEA educates the public on various issues and areas that directly impact transgender citizens and their families.

TEA advocates for all individuals, regardless of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

TEA stands in support of equal access to healthcare, housing, employment, education, civil rights and public safety of the entire LGBT community. Details: From 6-9 p.m. at the Fort Douglas Post Theater (245 South Fort Douglas Boulevard).

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