Weekly Feminist Happenings July 30th-August 5th

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Tuesday, July 30th

Youth Mentoring At The Sorenson Unity Center: Adult volunteers are needed on weekday afternoons from 1–4 pm. Programs include robotics, science, electronics, and computer skills. No experience is necessary and all training will be provided. Contact Carole Costa at carole.costa@slcgov.com or 801-535-6533 for more information and to sign up. Details: From 1-4 p.m. at the Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City).

Friday, August 2nd

Nonprofit Arts Organization Capacity-building Grants: Utah Arts & Museums will offer Nonprofit Arts Organization Capacity-Building Grants to provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations for general operating expenses. The purpose of this funding is to build the capacity of new and emerging nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is arts-related. Applicants should visit artsandmuseums.utah.gov to download grant guidelines and requirements. Details: From 9AM-5PM at the Utah Arts and Museums (617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, August 3rd

Salt 8: salt 8 will feature the work of Shigeyuki Kihara, a prominent artist based in New Zealand. Kihara investigates the complexities of cultural identity, colonialism, representation, gender roles, and spirituality through performance, photography, and video. In the UMFA’s salt gallery, Kihara will present large-scale looping projections of her 2012 videos Galu Afi and Siva in Motion. Inspired by the traditional Samoan dance Taualuga, both videos are lamentations for the loss caused by the 2009 tsunami as well as poetic meditations on Samoa’s colonial past and future climate change. Adjacent to the salt gallery, Kihara will stage a photographic intervention with our Pacific Island collection. Details: From 11AM to 5PM at Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City).

Hispanic Fiesta Day: Come to the Hispanic Fiesta Day to celebrate Hispanic culture with the rhythms of cumbia, salsa, merengue, traditional dances, mariachis. You can also enjoy food from Latin America. Children can enjoy breaking pinatas, face painting, contests and much more. Visit here for more information. Details: From 10AM to 9PM at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City).

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