Weekly Feminist Happenings August 5th-11th

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Tuesday, August 5th

Film screening of The Newburgh Sting: The documentary looks at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” and the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. After the screening, directors David Heilbroner and Kate Davis will take part in a discussion moderated by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio. Part of the “Through the Lens” series, presented by KUER and the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

Wednesday, August 6th

“Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh:” This exhibhit 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. Visit the UMFA website for more information.

The documentary Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream: Filmmaker Patrick Lovell’s personal take on the millions who lost their homes to foreclosure as a result of the global financial crash of 2008. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Broadway Centre Theater (111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City). 

Friday, August 8th

Annual Friendly Island Festival: The National Tongan American Society will present the 17th Annual Friendly Island Festival, a two-day celebration of the music, arts and culture of the Tongan islands. Details: Aug. 8-9, 2014. Visit here for information or call 801-467-8712 or email info@ntasutah.org.

Saturday, August 9th

Yard Sale to Fight Ovarian Cancer: Come and help support the fight against ovarian cancer with this yard sale. All proceeds go to “Run for her Life: Run for Ovarian Cancer,” which is put on by The Ovarian Cancer Education, Awareness and Research Fund supported by the University of Utah School of Medicine. Details: From 7am-9pm (Andrea Southwick, 1595 S. Milton Ave., Salt Lake City). Visit here for more information.

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