Weekly Feminist Happenings February 4th-10th

The Vagina Monologues

Tuesday, February 4th

Florida Folk And The Tales They Do: A Southern Folklore Revue:In observance of Black Heritage Month, Weber State University in partnership with Two Rivers High School, the Utah Humanities Council and the UEA Children at Risk Foundation, will host an event highlighting two nationally renowned Chautauqua scholars from Florida. Bob Devin Jones and Phyllis McEwen will perform a Southern Folklore Revue titled “Florida Folk and the Tales They Do.” Details: From 10:30 a.m to noon at Weber State University – Shepherd Union Ballroom (3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden).

Approved for Adoption: The animated documentary “Approved for Adoption,” in which filmmaker Jung Henin traces his life as a Korean child adopted by a Western family after the Korean War. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, February 5th

Film screening of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle: Orem Library is one of 473 cultural organizations to receive a special film set, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” Four films funded by NEH, “The Abolitionists,” “Slavery by Another Name,” “The Loving Story,” and “Freedom Riders,” connect the stories of America’s long civil rights movement. In addition to the film set, acclaimed Broadway actor, singer and producer Charles Holt will perform the words and music of Martin Luther King, Jr. Details: Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Orem Public Library (58 N. State St., Orem).

Thursday, February 6th

Donald F. Tibbs lecture: In recognition of Black History Month, Westminster College will present a lecture by Donald F. Tibbs, Ph.D., “A Questionable Verdict: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and the Great (Racial) Divide in American Law.” Tibbs, associate professor of Law at Drexel University School of Law in Philadelphia, will discuss why this case serves as a benchmark for critiquing race and American Law. Details: Starts at noon at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

The Vagina Monologues: Westminster College will present “The Vagina Monlogues” to increase awareness of and raise funds to combat sexual violence. The play will be held in the Courage Theatre in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Details: To purchase tickets go here or call 801-832-2457.

Friday, February 7th

Love is Blind: The Utah Foundation for the Blind & Visually Impaired will hold “Love Is Blind,” a fundraiser dinner, Feb. 7, 2014. Guests have the option of eating dinner blind folded. Details: Starts at 6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at here or by calling 801-209-8492.

Saturday, February 8th

What’s Compassion Got To Do With It?: The Human Rights Education Center of Utah will present an interactive workshop, “What’s Compassion Got to Do With It?” Come join a secular conversation across differing belief systems to discover those places where we are called to be more compassionate in our daily lives. Details: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City). For mature teens and adults. RSVP to Carla Kelley at carla@hrecutah.org.

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