Weekly Feminist Happenings December 8th-14th


Elna Baker

Tuesday, December 8th

Inclusive Communities: We will be having a community forum in the Blackbox theatre at the Pleasent Valley Branch of the Weber County Library. Light refreshments wil be served. We will have two speakers that will explore ways we can create more inclusive communities. Our speakers are: Stephanie McClure – The Director of the Weber State University Women’s Center. Stephanie will be speaking about intersectionality and why it’s important to understand each person’s identities. How can we use our understanding to create inclusivity? Julie Ikeda – The LGBT advocate for Weber State University and the Executive Assistant for OUTreach Resource Centers. Julie will speak on the importance of LGBTQ Ally and Safe Zone Training in business, organization, and communitites. How does education and understanding help create inclusive communities? Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Library (5568 Adams Ave, Washington Terrace).

Wednesday, December 9th

Screening of Pretty Faces: SheJumps presents an all women’s ski movie, Pretty Faces. A film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. In addition to the screening you’ll have the opportunity to win rad raffle prizes, meet local vendors, learn of future skill clinics, and eat yummy treats. Details: From 6-8:30 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium (1255 Park Ave., Park City). $12 at the door.

Warm Bodies, Warm Souls: Locally-owned and operated Bank of Utah is sponsoring its annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive December 1–24, 2015. The public is invited to collect new and gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets and other cold-weather accessories and drop them off at any of Bank of Utah’s 19 branches and mortgage loan offices. This year 39 Arctic Circle locations will also have collection barrels for coats and clothes. As a special thank you, Bank of Utah tellers and Arctic Circle cashiers will give a voucher for a free Black Angus Ranch Burger to anyone who drops off a donation.

Thursday, December 10th

2015 Human Rights Day Celebration: The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission will host the 2015 Human Rights Day Celebration, Dec. 10, 2015. Salt Lake City’s celebration is a fundraiser for the Human Rights Education Project, a program designed to educate Salt Lake City refugees and immigrants about their legal rights and responsibilities in the U.S. Tickets to the event include hors d’oeuvres from 4 Truck Catering, a silent auction, music by the Latin Jazz Factory All Stars, dance by Island Traditions, and the presentation of the 2015 Human Rights Award. Details: The celebration will be at the Salt Lake City & County Building Third Floor. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Saturday, December 12th

Abortion Storytelling Workshop with Elna Baker of This American Life: 

Join Elna Baker of This American Life and The Moth, and author of The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, as she teaches you how to craft and perform a dynamic short story about abortion. In this workshop, you’ll cover story structure, raising the stakes, and the challenge of ending a story in a way that makes the audience care. The you’ll have a chance to perform your own story and receive notes. You’ll craft the story with Elna and fine-tune your live performance skills including pacing, breath, physicality, and creating moments of resonance.

Please come prepared with a story in mind that you want to develop for performance. If you’d like to bring a draft, please do, but a draft is not necessary prior to the workshop. Your abortion story can be about having one yourself, supporting a friend or family member, being a clinic escort, or any other story touching on abortion care.

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah will select a handful of stories to showcase at our annual Roe v. Wade Celebration on January 22, 2016 (save the date!).

The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

There are TWO SEPARATE dates for TWO SEPARATE workshops. ONE is on Saturday 12/12 noon-4pm and the OTHER is on Sunday 12/13 noon- 4pm. Please choose one or the other when selecting a time & only RSVP to one of the workshops!

You must click “Select a Time” & choose the 12th for both dates to appear & then you’ll be able to select either Sat or Sunday.

Sundance Author Series–Jane Hawking: Sundance Author Series will present Jane Hawking, author of “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” Dec. 12, 2015. In her open, moving and often funny account, Travelling to Infinity, English author Jane Hawking relates the inside story of her extraordinary marriage to professor Stephen Hawking, one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age. The ticket includes lecture and discussion, signed copy of the author’s book, award-winning brunch in the Redford Conference Center and gratuity. Alcohol not included. Advance reservations required. Visit Sundance Resort’s website for reservations.

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