Weekly Feminist Happenings July 8th-14th

Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival

Tuesday, July 8th

Film screening of Buck: The 2011 documentary “Buck,” a profile of real-life “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman, who overcame a violent childhood to develop gentle practices in training horses. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at  Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, July 10th

Film screening of The Muslims Are Coming: The documentary “The Muslims Are Coming,” which follows a group of Muslim-American comedians on cross-country tour of the United States (including a stop in Salt Lake City). Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the  Viridian Event Center (1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan).

Cathryn Lokey reading: Cathryn Lokey will read from and sign her memoir, “The Perfect Daughter,” about growing up a faithful member of the Mormon church, and after mission work, marriage, and motherhood realizing she is gay. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the The King’s English Bookshop (1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City). 

Friday, July 11th

Cultural Cartographies: Mapping Man-made Interventions In Contemporary Landscapes: Focusing on still image or film making as a primary medium, this series explores how varied manifestations of political, environmental, urban, and utopian interventions inform a more contemporary way of thinking about the entanglement of history and geography. Visit the UMOCA website for more information. Details: From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City).

Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival: The Utah Film Center presents Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival July 11-13 in Salt Lake City. Damn These Heels provides a forum in which LGBT issues, ideas, hopes, dreams, and art are explored through film and discussion. Details: Buy your passes here. 

Saturday, July 12th

Junior League Health Fair: The Junior League of Salt Lake City will offer medical test, screenings, and community assistance information provided by 250 local medical community agencies and volunteers to individuals and families through the Community Assistance and Resource Event Fair. Details: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at  Horizonte Instruction and Training Center (1234 S. Main St., Salt Lake City). For information visit the Junior League website or call 801-355-1868.

Animal Adoptions: Join The Leonardo and Humane Society of Utah on the second Saturday of each month for a chance to adopt a pet. Humane Society of Utah’s priority is to work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters their facility will be placed into a loving home. Visit here for more information. 

Sunday, July 13th

“Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh” weaves the artist-activist’s portraits and the stories of a community of widows in the Hindu pilgrimage site of Vrindavan. A marginalized segment of Hindu society since ancient times, widows have few places of sanctuary. In Vrindavan, a city holy to the Hindu god Krishna, these women chant and pray every day in the hopes of obtaining moksha, release from the constant cycle of death and rebirth. Details: The exhibit runs July 11–Nov. 30, 2014. Visit here for more information. 

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