Weekly Feminist Happenings January 21st-27th

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Tuesday, January 21st

Utah NOW Roe v. Wade Anniversary Celebration: Come join Utah NOW to celebrate 41 years of reproductive rights. The CEO of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah will be speaking around 10:30, but the rest of the night is going to be filled with 80s music by DJ Jazzy Jen, and fun specialty cocktails! Details: From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Barrel Room (155 South 200 West). $5 at the door.

Positive Youth Development: Community Resistance To Institutionalized Racial Profiling: Jennifer Napier-Pearce of the Salt Lake Tribune will facilitate a panel discussion about the damaging effects of racial profiling and how to combat it. Panelists include Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City police chief; Debbie Rocha, director of Salt Lake Early Intervention Services; Brenda Valles, director of Research and Assessment at the U; and Theresa Martinez, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah. Details: From 12:30-2:30 at the University of Utah in Orson Spencer Hall (260 Central Campus Drive).

Neighborhood House Thrift Shop And Resource Fair: Neighborhood House will host a community resource fair and thrift shop. Come discover many useful resources in YOUR community, including the Sorenson Community Center, United Way, Food $ense, and more. And be sure to stop by our free thrift shop on your way out to find household items, toys, books, games, and clothing for children and adults. Details: From 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood House (1050 W. 500 South, Salt Lake City).

race: From Six Words To Six Hundred: What are your thoughts, experiences or observations about race? Based on Michele Norris’ “The Race Card Project,” writers will distill their thoughts into one six-word sentence about race and then turn that sentence into a longer piece. Join the CWC and learn to expand six words into six-hundred or more words of poetry, nonfiction, fiction or other genres. Writers can submit their work to the community anthology to be published in February.Cost: Free, but registration is required. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). To register call 801-957-2192.

Wednesday, January 22nd

Cultural Performance By Joaquin Zihuatanejo – Martin Luther King, Jr. Event: Award-winning teacher and poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo will demonstrate a dramatic and passionate spoken-word performance on youth and social issues faced today. Details: From Noon to 1:30 at the University of Utah Olpin Union (200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City).

Film Screening of  Crimes of Police: “Crimes of Police” is a documentary on police brutality in American from the point of view of victims who have been racially profiled. Following the film, a panel of city officials, community members and the film’s director/producer will discuss the film. Details: From 5-7 p.m. at the University of Utah College of Social Work (395 S. 1500 East #111, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, January 23rd

Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address – Marc Lamont Hill: Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. His work, which covers topics such as culture, politics, education, racial profiling and the war on youth, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books and anthologies. Details: From Noon to 1 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall – University of Utah (1395 E. President’s Circle). Tickets are required for the keynote address and are available here or by calling the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 801-581-7100.

Saturday, January 25th

Clean Air, No Excuses Rally: You’re tired of it, we’re all tired of it. You may be sick from it, many of us are sick from it.You’re harmed by it, your kids are harmed by it, we’re all harmed by it whether we know it or not—Dreadful Wasatch Front air pollution. We don’t have to put up with this. We demand “CLEAN AIR, and NO EXCUSES.” The largest clean air rally in the state’s history will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, at noon, at the Capitol. We’ll send the Governor and the legislature this clear message: We demand action–on freeways, diesel fumes, wood burning, refineries, Kennecott, and dirty energy addiction. Our Clean Air, Clean Energy, and Clean Future starts NOW!

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