Weekly Feminist Happenings February 16th-22nd

streetlight woodpecker

Tuesday, February 16th

From Particles to People: Why Utah Struggles With Air Quality and How This Affects Human Health: Come hear Robert Paine III, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician and Kerry Kelly, PE, PhD, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah discuss the air quality in Utah and how it impacts the health of Utah residents. Details: From 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the S.J. Quinney School of Law Moot Courtroom (6200).

SLAC presents Streetlight Woodpecker: Streetlight Woodpecker, tells the story of Benji, a Marine who has returned to his Philadelphia neighborhood after being critically injured during battle. Bearing not only the medals he earned, but also the scars, Benji must now face the emotional wounds he avoided by going to war. Following his abusive father’s suicide, Benji is rendered homeless and moves in with his childhood friend Sam, a school teacher who lives alone in the house where he grew up. Benji’s older sister, Elizabeth, does not like this arrangement and challenges Benji with the same questions that threatened him throughout his youth: questions about his manhood and the nature of his relationship with Sam. In spite of Benji’s disruptive presence, Sam attempts to live a normal life, and tries to protect Benji from his own self-destruction. This new work examines family, faith and ultimately, love. Details: Running Feb. 10–March 6, 2016. Visit Salt Lake Acting Company for tickets.

Wednesday, February 17th

Women’s Leadership Summit: Women’s Leadership Summit aims for women to feel more confident as leaders by helping them build valuable skills and support networks. The program will include a keynote speaker, program sessions, and the opportunity to network with others interested in supporting women’s leadership. This year’s theme is (Im)Perfect, On Purpose. Details: Registration: $5. Departments looking to sponsor students should email: leadership@utah.edu. Register here

Thursday, February 18th

Ideologue: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present Ideologue. A group exhibit of nine international and national contemporary artists. “Ideologue” explores relationships of power in both the cultural and political realms, employing humor and hyperbole to address platforms of ideology. Details: The exhibit runs Feb. 5-July 23. Visit here for more information.

Friday, February 19th

2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium At-Risk Youth: Pathways to Delinquency and Sex Trafficking: The Social Justice Student Initiative invites you to the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium sponsored by the Global Law Program and the College of Social Work. The event will focus on bringing to light the harsh reality of at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth who are recruited, forced, and coerced into sex trafficking.

The Keynote Speaker is from Shared Hope International, an organization that coordinates efforts to improve the response to victims of trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. The workshops will include legislative advocacy, trafficking and the juvenile justice system, on-line exploitation, medical and socio-legal concerns, and much more. Details: From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required.

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