Weekly Feminist Happenings February 10th-16th

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Tuesday, February 10th

Rashad Shabazz Lecture: In recognition of Black History Month, Westminster College will present a lecture by Rashad Shabazz, on “The Emergence of Carceral Power in Black Chicago.” Carceral power, in the form of policing, entered the Black Belt in Chicago vis-a-vis attempts to control interracial sex and socializing in the black/white sex districts. In doing so, it became a permanent fixture. Dr. Shabazz’s academic expertise brings together theories of race and racism, black cultural studies, gender studies and critical prison studies, within a methodological framework that draws on history, human geography, philosophy and literature. Details: Starts at noon in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

Ndaba Mandela Lecture: Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela, will share his message and experiences. Details: Starts at noon at Weber State University – Shepherd Union Ballroom (3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden).

Scaling Wind Film Screening: Scaling Wind is a 30-minute documentary that addresses the primary barriers to America achieving 20% of its electricity generation from wind energy. Drawing from the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2008 report, “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030”, the film profiles people working to overcome the challenges facing achievement of the 20% vision, including the need to modernize and expand the power grid and smarten the nation’s energy policy for a stable market. Details: From 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (332 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City).

Sleater-Kinney: S & S will present Portland, Oregon band Sleater-Kinney, Feb. 10, 2015. This rock trio is on tour in support of their eight release, “No Cities To Love.” Lizzo will open the show. Buy tickets here! 

Wednesday, February 11th

Envision the Future with Nina Tandon: Natural History Museum of Utah’s 2015 Lecture Series — Envisioning the Future will begin with Nina Tandon, CEO/ Co-Founder of Epibone, Feb. 11, 2015. Tandon is on the cutting edge of science: where sci-fi meets reality. Profiled in Wired and named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, she believes the era of engineered tissues is just beginning. Visit here for information. She will also speak Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at the Natural History Museum on the University of Utah campus. Visit the Natural History Museum site for information.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art: Celebrate the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century. “Our America” presents the works of 72 leading modern and contemporary artists and explores how they shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Details: On view Feb. 6-May 17, 2015 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, February 12th

Creadoras De Cultura Artists Presentations: Salt Lake Community College alumnus and Utah artist Ruby Chacon and Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at University of California at Davis, will give two presentations about their life and work on Feb. 12, 2015. These discussions will cover their new exhibition, Creadoras de Cultura: Activismo y Espiritualidad (Creators of Culture: Activism and Spirituality). Details:  On display Feb. 13-March 14, at the Mestizo Gallery, Salt Lake Community College South City Campus (1575 S. State , Salt Lake City).

Friday, February 13th

Plan-B Theatre’s Mama: Plan-B Theatre will present Carleton Bluford’s, “Mama,” Feb. 12-22, 2015. The play is a celebration of mothers and motherhood and is part of Black History Month and the Edward Lewis Black Theatre Festival. Visit Plan-B Theatre’s site for tickets.

Saturday, February 14th

SHEROES United* Vday One Billion Rising Flash Mob: More than 200 people from all walks of life including business owners, authors, high school students from American Preparatory Academy and professional dancers from Odyssey Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Ballet West will participate in the 3rd annual SHEROES United* Vday One Billion Rising Flash Mob, Feb. 14, 2015. The SHEROES United organization is committed to raising awareness and ending violence, discrimination and harassment against women. Visit Facebook for information.

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