Weekly Feminist Happenings July 28th-August 3rd

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Tuesday, July 28th

Screening of I am Big Bird profiles Caroll Spinney: Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s first season. Relying heavily on Caroll’s incredible archive of home videos, dating back to the 1950s, the film captures how the love radiating from Caroll has created a worldwide cultural icon. Details: From 7-9 at the Salt Lake City Library (210 E 400 S).

Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate: Westminster will host a “Meet the Candidates” event and Salt Lake City mayoral debate. The Meet the Candidates event will include Salt Lake City mayoral candidates as well as the City Council District 6 candidates. The mayoral debate will be held at 7:15 p.m., in the same location. Details: From 6-8:30 p.m. at the Vieve Gore Concert Hall (1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City). 

Wednesday, July 29th

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Discussion: Holistic physician, Bradley Nelson, will share therapies he has developed to help veterans and others heal from the physical, mental and emotional effects of emotional trauma of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, July 29, 2015. The free event will be held from 7-8 p.m. at The University of Utah’s Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, Hayes Christensen Theatre. Details: From 7-8:30 at the University of Utah – Marriott Center for Dance (330 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City).

HEAL Utah Family and Friends Night: We’re doing an event specifically for families with children. A time to hang out, chat about our campaigns, get to know each other, but also have things for kids to do.
*Note: having small children is not a requirement to come to this event.

Details: From 5-9 at Liberty Park. The spot we’ve picked for our first ever HEAL Family Night — the Rice Pavilion at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City — is right next to a playground and a big open grassy area. We’ll bring some yard games and are planning on having a face painter and balloon twister as well.


Kimball Art Center Fundraiser:
 The Kimball Art Center will hold an evening of art and fashion at the Montage Deer Valley, July 30, 2015. Help us launch the 46th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival and support Kimball Art Center’s free exhibition and education programs. The fundraiser will include a silent and live auction, seated dinner, Porsche display, and a fashion show with the theme Modern West. Visit kimballartcenter.org/2015-artsfest-gala for tickets. For questions contact gala@kimballartcenter.org. Details: From 6-10:30 p.m. at the Montage Deer Valley (9100 Marsac Ave., Park City).Thursday, July 30th

Friday, July 31st

Postpartum Depression and Beyond: An LDS Perspective: The session description on the Sunstone website reads “Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders affect hundreds of thousands of women. In addition to providing a basic overview of PPMD, this session will explore how LDS culture currently makes it difficult for PPMD sufferers to seek help. We’ll also discuss ways Church leadership, organizations, and members can promote PPMD education, combat its stigma, recognize its symptoms, and offer support to women and families who are surviving, or have survived, PPMD.”

Join me to hear my story, and discuss what we in the LDS Church can do to help women and families who are dealing with, have dealt with, or will deal with PPMD. And if you’re in the Salt Lake City area and not Mormon, join us anyways. There will be good info that is applicable for everyone, LDS or not. Please feel free to invite your friends, share around the internet, etc.

Registration is 10.00 if you’re only attending a single session. There are a lot of other great sessions, though, so check out the entire schedule before going to the registration link. You just might want to join us for the whole day, or even the entire weekend. Details: From 10-11:30 a.m. at the The University of Utah (201 Presidents Cir, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112). Registration here: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/registration/

Saturday, August 1st

Pacific Island Heritage Month Celebration: The Pacific Island Heritage Month Celebration will kick off at the Sorenson Unity Center. 9-10 a.m., Zumba with Emz; 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker; 2-4 p.m. “In Football We Trust” movie screening. There will also be music, raffles, booths and food trucks. Details: Visit the Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month Facebook page for information.

Citizen Climate Lobby: The goal of citizens climate lobby is to create political will for a livable planet. We educate people about the need to enact Federal legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we teach people how to be citizen lobbyists to encourage their legislators to support carbon fee and dividend legislation. Details: Please join us for the upcoming CCL-Salt Lake City meeting and National Conference Call, the first Saturday of every month, 10:15am-12:15pm, Conference Room 3, Doty Education Center (building #6), Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 Cottonwood St. Murray Utah, 84157. Visit here for more information.

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