Weekly Feminist Happenings January 5th-11th

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The holidays are over and your schedule has probably opened up–support activists and entrepreneurs in your city! 

Tuesday, January 5th

Elect Her: Weber State University’s Women’s Center will host Elect Her, practice campaign skills and hear from speakers including Utah State senator Luz Robles-Escamilla. Details: The event is January 21st, but registration is required before January 12th. Call 801-626-6090 for information.

Screening of This Changes Everything: The documentary This Changes Everything, in which narrator Naomi Klein looks at communities on the front lines in the battle over climate change, as Klein argues that the crisis is a chance to transform the world’s economic system into something radically better. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, January 7th

SLC Pacific Island Business Alliance: SLC Pacific Island Business Alliance January Breakfast Meeting with guest Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General. Details: Starts at 8 a.m. at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Salt Lake City (1275 E Fairfax Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103).

Our Melting Ice: Climate Disruption and Energy Choice: Join us for a climate change speaker panel and screening on Thursday, January 7th. University of Utah Professor Summer Rupper will share experiences from traveling and researching remote, melting parts of our planet. Professor Rupper will be joined by a local organizer from Sierra Club, Lindsay Beebe, who will talk about energy choices in Utah and their connection to public health and climate change. We’ll start the evening with a 60-minute screening of Episode 4 of the Emmy-award winning series Years of Living Dangerously. This will be followed by a 30-minute panel with our local experts. Episode 4 of the series focuses on Arctic ice melt, energy choice and the faith-climate change nexus. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, January 9th

Creators of “Invisible Thread:” Invisible Thread, the tale of triumph and tragedy set in Uganda combines Afro-pop music and heart-wrenching narratives as it tackles the question: Is changing the world even possible? The powerful evening with the award-winning co-creators, Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, is part concert, part storytelling, part call to action. Details: From 7-10 p.m. at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). Tickets are available here.

American Association Of University Women Legislative Forum: This Legislative Forum will give the public an opportunity to question a panel of legislators about issues important to our citizens and specific issues of the forthcoming legislative session. Legislators on the panel include House Minority Leader Rep. Brian King, Democrat from House District 28 (Salt Lake and Summit Counties); Rep. Sophia DiCaro, (Republican from House District 31 (West Valley); Senator Jani Iwamoto, Democrat from Senate District 4 (Salt Lake County); and Senator Brian Shiozawa, Republican from Senate District 8 (Salt Lake County). The panel moderator is Janice Gygi of the Salt Lake League of Women Voters. This is an opportune time to discuss your questions on critical issues prior to consideration of bills that will have significant impact on the lives of Utah’s citizens. Details: The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., followed by the panel discussion, 10 a.m. to noon at the Girl Scouts Utah Headquarters (4500 S. 445 East #125, Salt Lake City).

Screening of Trumbo: The biographical drama “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, the successful screenwriter whose life was upended when he was blacklisted for his left-wing sympathies. Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at the Park City Library Center (1255 Park Ave., Park City).

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