Weekly Feminist Happenings December 10th-16th

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Tuesday, December 10th

Give One Raise Two: Fourth Street Clinic, Utah’s nonprofit that provides health care services for homeless Utahans, has launched GiveOne RaiseTwo where donations will be doubled Dec. 1-10, 2013. Several individuals and corporations have come together to match donations up to $222,000. Funds raised will underwrite the cost of medical services for homeless Utahans and open an on-site, dental clinic in January 2014. Visit here for more information.

Film Screening of People of A Feather: The documentary “People of a Feather: A Film About Survival in a Changing Canadian Arctic,” which follows the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada’s Hudson Bay — and the people’s cultural relationship with the Eider duck, whose feathers allow both bird and human to survive the cold Arctic winters. After the film, Dennis O’Rourke, anthropology professor at the University of Utah, will discuss the impact of climate change on the people of the Arctic in North America. This month’s “Science Movie Night,” presented by the Utah Film Center and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Human Rights Day Celebration: Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since 2008, The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission host a human rights day event in Salt Lake City, Utah. All proceeds from the event go to support the Human Rights Education Project, a series of 8 workshops designed to educate refugee and immigrant populations about their legal rights in the United States. Workshops discuss the following topics: Workers’ and Tenant Rights, Workplace Safety, Law Enforcement, Gang Prevention, Sexual Violence Prevention, Criminal Justice, and U.S. Citizenship. Details: Starts at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Utah (395 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112).

Wednesday, December 11th

Impact Hub Party–We Did It: Join us for a night of music, drinks, and great food as we celebrate the end of our crowdfunding campaign!

We want to celebrate hitting our funding goal with you, the vibrant community of Salt Lake City, and all our supportive founding members. To thank them for their ardent support during our campaign, FOUNDING MEMBERS GET IN FREE. Check out the details below:

Emcee: Brooks Forester

Live Music: Holy Water Buffalo

Food Vendors: Clock Tower Catering Company at the Washington Square Cafe and Lewis Bros. Food Truck

Entry Price: $10 at door (cash preferred)

Venue: Rico’s Warehouse – 545 W 700 S

Drinks: 1 beer ticket w/ entry & cash bar after *while supplies last

Get into the party for free by backing our campaign at the Founding Member level or higher before Dec 10th. Not only will you join our founding members at the party, but your name and photo will forever adorn our Founding Member Wall, along all the other backer rewards. Back the campaign here: http://hubsaltlake.com/fund

Film Screening of What Makes Me Tic?: “What Makes Me Tic?’ is an inspiring and uplifting documentary highlighting local Utah residents living with Tourette’s Syndrome. A $3.00 suggested donation is optional. Your donation goes directly to the Tourette Syndrome Association, TSA). DVD’s of the film will also be available for sale.We will have guest speakers for questions and answers right after the film. Details: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, December 12th

Solidarity with the Canenguez Family & Victims of the 2006 Swift Raids: Today, the community of Salt Lake City is standing with Ana Canenguez and her family, who have been ordered to self-deport by March 21st, 2014. After over a year of court dates, countless applications (and denials) for relief, the 10th district court has issued this demand a couple of weeks ago. This despite the fact that according to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) own standards, Ana and her family shouldn’t even be in deportation proceedings.

The truth is Ana left El Salvador years ago to escape domestic abuse and gang violence, that she has been working hard to make a new home for herself in Utah, and that her children are model students in their schools here.

With Ana winning Utah Head Start’s Parent of the Year award in 2012, and all of the boys learning English, winning achievements, and earning recommendation letters the Canenguez family has become such an impactful and essential part of our community. We ask that Ana, Job, Geovanny, Mario, and Erick’s deportation stop immediately. If this family is deported, their lives will be thrown into the hands of gangs of El Salvador, the very gangs that have threatened the Canenguez family with their lives.

On December 12th, we will stand with Ana and her family. We will also honor the nearly 1,300 people who in 2006 were ripped from their place of employment during a raid at Swift & Company, the world’s second largest beef and pork processing company. Roughly 150 of the deportees were living in Utah at the time, a state that prides itself on family values and traditions.

As Ana once said, “We need to lose fear of speaking out … It would be beautiful if the 11 million lost fear. Everything would look different. The more people that lose fear, the more power we have. In unity there is power.”

Will you join us? Will you help us send a clear message: that we will honor victims and not let their stories be forgotten, that we will stand in the way of the deportation of Ana Canenguez and her family, that we will not allow one more deportation in our communities?

Watch the VIDEO and sign the petition!

Saturday, December 14th

Road Home Donations: The Herriman Library will collect donations for The Road Home’s homeless shelters in Salt Lake City and Midvale, Dec. 2-16, 2013. Wish list items should be new or gently used, and include winter gear for all ages (hats, gloves, socks); baby items (bottles, formula, diapers, wipes); personal hygiene items (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant); blankets and bath towels. For more information call Herriman Library at 801-944-7680, or visit here.

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