Weekly Feminist Happenings January 14th-20th

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Tuesday, January 14th

Native American Treasures: Join the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program, and Utah Division of Arts and Museums in celebrating a contemporary take on traditional Navajo baskets, as well as showcasing Native American treasures from the local native communities. The opening reception is Jan. 10, 2014, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit runs to Feb. 26, 2014.

Family Autism Night: All children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder are welcome to come discover, imagine, and connect with their world at Discovery Gateway during this special evening of play. Visit here for more information. Details: From 4-6 p.m. at Discovery Gateway (444 W. 100 South).

Film Screening of The Green Wave: The documentary “The Green Wave,” a collage of social-media reports, blog posts and videos coming out of Iran’s Green Revolution. Details: Starts at 7:00 p.m. at The Leonardo (209 East 500 South).

Wednesday, January 15th

Film Screening of Blood Brother: The documentary “Blood Brother,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, about an American wanderer who finds a sense of purpose caring for HIV-positive children in an orphanage in India. Details: Starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Price City Auditorium (185 East Main St., Price).

Ingrid Ricks, Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story: Ingrid Ricks will read and sign her book, “Hippie Boy: a Girl’s Story.” Ingrid Ricks grew up in a dysfunctional Mormon family with an absent, freewheeling dad and an intensely religious mother who was desperate to ensure her family’s eternal salvation. For years she yearned to escape the suffocating religion and poverty at home by joining her dad on the road as tool-selling vagabond. When her parents divorce and her mother marries Earl–a cruel authoritarian who exploits his Church-ordained priesthood powers to oppress her family–she finally gets her wish. At age thirteen, Ingrid begins spending her summers hustling tools throughout the Midwest with her dad and his slimy, revolving sales crew. He becomes her lifeline and escape from Earl. But when her dad is arrested, she learns the lesson that will change her life: she can’t look to others to save her; she has to save herself. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Sam Weller’s Book Works (665 E. 600 South).

Thursday, January 16th

A Conversation With Sybrina Fulton – Martin Luther King Jr. Event: Sybrina Fulton’s 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, was shot by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July. Since Martin’s death, Fulton has spoken against the controversial ruling and raised awareness of racial, ethnic and gender profiling. Fulton will meet with students and community members to answer questions and participate in a discussion with the audience. Details: From 11:55 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University of Utah Olpin Union 9200 S. Central Campus Drive).

Friday, January 17th

“Only Light” Opening Reception: The exhibition Only Light will open January 17, 2014 in the Rio Gallery with a reception from 6 – 9 p.m. The exhibition will run through February 14, 2014. This exhibition explores civil and human rights issues, both past and present. The artworks included examine topics that relate to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit and accomplishments during the United States Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Additionally, this exhibition considers artworks that have a dialogue with current civil and human rights issues. Artists both contemporary and historical are included to recognize the varied populations that have struggled for equality, and the patterns and progress of movements that have occurred over time. Details: The Rio Gallery, 300 S. Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, as well as Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, January 20th

March for Youth: The University of Utah and greater Salt Lake community commemorate the Rev. France A. Davis Scholarship, established in 2008. The scholarship provides African American students with financial assistance, mentoring and academic support. A brief presentation will be given by the Rev. France A. Davis at East High School, followed by a 1.3-mile March for Youth to Kingsbury Hall on the U campus. Donations accepted at the end of the march go toward the scholarship fund. Details: Starts at 2:00 p.m. at East High School.

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