Weekly Feminist Happenings January 20th-26th

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Tuesday, January 20th

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: The University of Utah Department of Equity and Diversity will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, Jan. 17-20, 2015. There will be a community panel Jan. 20, that will discuss police militarization, a day of service on Jan. 17, a parade on Jan. 19 starting at East High School and the keynote address on Jan. 22, by Imani Perry. Visit diversity.utah.edu/mlk-week-email/panel-email.html for information.

Images of China: Chinese culture has been fascinating and yet mysterious to many people in the West. Beijing, Xinjiang, and Taipei are the most well-known places in China and are representative of Chinese culture. These photos, taken by unnamed photographers from China, depict the daily life in these cities and provide a bird’s eye view of the lifestyle of Chinese people. Together, the photos show that peace and development bring happiness to the human family. Details: The exhibit runs Jan. 20-Feb. 21, 2015. An opening reception will be held Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, January 21st

Carol Ruth Silver-Author: In 1961, Carol Ruth Silver was arrested and imprisoned for 40 days as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. She will be sharing her story and what led her to join the Freedom Rider Movement, and spend her life, and career fighting for civil rights. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center (2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City).

Friday, January 23rd

Our Life, Our Body, Our Choice: Celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade:  In the 42 years since Roe v. Wade was decided, the reproductive justice movement has seen many victories – and many challenges. While abortion is a common, shared experience among women – one in three American women will have one in her lifetime – we still have to fight daily to protect the right to choose, and the right to access abortion care in a safe, affordable, compassionate health care setting.

Join us in celebrating this 42nd anniversary with performance poet and activist Sonya Renee and the debut of the Our Stories Project, a photo essay documenting the many experiences of Utah women who have had abortions. With catering by Laziz Foods, an open bar, and a revolutionary approach to breaking down abortion stigma through art, we’ll hope you’ll go home ready to stand up for reproductive justice in Utah. Details: From 7-10 p.m. at the Sugar Space (616 E. Wilmington Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84106).

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