Weekly Feminist Happenings July 29th to August 4th

PIoneering Women

Tuesday, July 29th

Review of Utah Library Media Standards for Public Schools: On Friday, May 9, the Utah State School Board reviewed and discussed the Utah Standards for Library Media (grades 6-12). They voted to allow the Standards to move forward to public comment. On Monday, May 19, the Standards were posted on the USOE website for all interested members of the public to comment after reading them. Review, insight, and comments from all stakeholders in Utah—teacher librarians, teachers, administrators, and parents—are a critical part of this public comment session! Please read them and submit your feedback before August 17, 2014.

Wednesday, July 30th

Pioneering Women in Utah’s History Tour with Utah NOW: Come learn about Utah’s interesting history of women in politics with Utah NOW. One of our members has designed an amazing tour to help engage women of all ages with the history of our foremothers and their influence in Utah’s political landscape. Details: From 6-7 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol 30 spots are available! Reserve your spot by emailing nowutah@gmail.com with your name and phone number.

Thursday, July 31st

The 3% Road Show: Kat Gordon, founder of the 3% Conference, will give a seminar on the business value that diversity delivers to agencies, advertisers, and their clients. She will be followed by a panel discussion, with time set aside for cocktails and mingling. Details:  From 4:30-8: 30 p.m. at the Gallivan Center (239 S Main St., Salt Lake City). Register here.

Friday, August 1st

Park City Kimball Arts Festival: Make sure to visit the Kimball Arts Festival in Park City from August 1-3. Check out more event info on the Kimball Arts Center Festival page.

Film screening of Twenty Feet from Stardom: The annual Sundance Institute Summer Series is back and our 2014 line up has something for everyone. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and bring your friends to enjoy Sundance Film Festival favorites under the stars. All screenings are free and open to the public. No ticket needed. Details: From 9-11 p.m. at City Park (1354 Park Avenue, Park City). 

Saturday, August 2nd

Slutwalk: Join us for our 4th annual march and rally to end victim blaming and slut shaming. This year we will be holding a five hour festival event with entertainers, resources, activities, vendor booths and food along with our traditional rally and march.
This year START BY BELIEVING those who disclose their experiences of sexual violence and learn how to support them! This event is FREE and open to everyone. Bring your entire family and your friends.


Details: From 12-5 p.m. starting at Washington Square (451 South State St).

Dash for Donation: Honor organ, eye and tissue donors and celebrate transplantation by participating in the Dash for Donation 5k dash/2k walk. Proceeds will go to support donation education efforts and to maintain Utah’s Celebration of Life Monument. Details: Register here. A Fine Line: Understanding Our Everyday Borders: UMOCA educators will use a variety of creative tools to shed light on borders, real and imagined, in everyday life. Little artists will discover the borders they have created in their lives, whether they are walls, painted lines, or barriers between school and home life, and express what these divisions mean to them through games, discussion, and creating their own assemblage art. Details: From 2-4 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). 

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