Weekly Feminist Happenings January 13th-19th

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Tuesday, January 13th

Women Artists of Utah: This exhibit celebrates a selection of remarkable works by Utah women. Women have always been active and essential participants in our cultural heritage. This exhibit includes a variety of works, from early Utah masters to present-day emerging and established artists who have contributed to Utah’s rich artistic history. The exhibition will be on display in the Utah State Capitol Building Dec. 23, 2014–Mar. 13, 2015 on the fourth floor gallery.

Wednesday, January 14th

Exploring Utah’s Multicultural Past: The Utah Division of State History invites the public, scholars, students, and organizations to submit proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, or multi-media presentations exploring Utah’s multicultural past. The conference theme is “Deep Roots, Many Voices: Exploring Utah’s Multicultural Past.” For questions or to submit a proposal, contact either Holly George at 801-245-7257 or hollygeorge@utah.gov or Jedediah Rogers at 801-245-7209 or jedediahrogers@utah.gov. Proposals should be submitted by March 1, 2015.

Thursday, January 15th

Race Perspectives Workshop: As part of the Utah Race Intersections Project, writers explore micro-stories, poem, and essays about race, ethnicity, and cultural identity. Writers can submit their work to the community anthology to be published in February. Details: The event is free, but registration is required. From 6-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine: The documentary “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine,” which examines the life and brutal death of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student and victim of one of America’s most notorious hate crimes, through the eyes of director Michele Josue, a close friend of the Shepard family. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at  Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City).

When Words Weren’t Enough Exhibit: The Topaz Museum in Delta will open with an inaugural art exhibition, “When Words Weren’t Enough: Works on Paper from Topaz, 1942-1945.” Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition sheds light on artists who contributed greatly to the art and culture of the Topaz War Relocation Authority Camp that confined people of Japanese descent from 1942-1945. The exhibit runs Jan 13-Sept. 30, 2015. An opening reception will be held Jan. 17, 1-5 p.m.

Friday, January 16th

Alabama Story: Pioneer Theatre Company will present the “Alabama Story” by Kenneth Jones, Jan. 9-24, 2015. A gentle children’s book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts political foes, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty children’s author on the same page to conjure a Deep South of the Imagination. Details: Runs through January 24th at the Pioneer Theatre Company (300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City). For tickets, visit www.pioneertheatre.org.

Saturday, January 17th

Real Women Run Winter Training: Real Women Run warmly invites Utah women to attend a full-day of education and training. The day will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University.Dr. Madsen will talk about “Utah Women in Politics: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities.”

Four panels will focus on mayoral leadership; impact on families; faith and political leadership, and issue advocacy.
– The mayor’s panel includes Karen Cronin, Sonja Norton, Constance Robinson, RoJean Rowley, and JoAnn Seghini
– The panel on family impact includes Jason Love; Jenny Wilson; Morgan Lyon Cotti; and Heather Pehrson
– The women of faith panel features Utah Representatives Patrice Arent, Becky Edwards, and Rebecca Chavez-Houck
– The panel on issue based advocacy includes Alicia Ridgway Connell, Jackie Biskupski, and Erin Mendenhall.

Topics of the two breakout sessions are Campaign 101 with Lindsay Zizumbo, and Boards and Commissions with Ashlee Burt, Chris Bray, and Sheryl Ivey.

Current and former elected officials will share their perspectives and experiences with attendees over lunch. Register here.

Monday, January 19th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon: The NAACP Salt Lake Branch will host the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon, Monday Jan. 19, 2015. The speaker will be Nicole M. Francis, Program Manager for Smart Global Solutions and NASA Research and Education Support Services. Details: RSVP by Jan. 13. Reservations can be made by calling 801-250-5088, email jdwnaacp@att.net or pay online: www.naacp-saltlakebranch.org.

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