Weekly Feminist Happenings June 16th-22nd

Juneteenth

Tuesday, June 16th

Personal care kit giveaway: Molina Healthcare of Utah will be giving away 400 personal care kits at the Salt Lake City Library Square near the fountains. The event is free and open to the public. The kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the first 400 individuals – one per person, while supplies last. Each kit includes: small package of tissue, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, deodorant, nail file, laundry detergent, bandage strips and a small package of cotton swabs. Details: From 1-3 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock And Roll: Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60’s, and 70’s, this film examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past. Combining interviews with surviving musicians and never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, the film tracks the winding course of Cambodian music as it morphs into a unique style of rock and roll. A vibrant musical culture that was nearly lost forever under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime is revived and celebrated. Presented in English, Khmer, and French with English subtitles. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, June 17th

Accessible Salt Lake: Meet other community members and professionals who support disability rights and want to make Salt Lake a more accessible community. Our goal is to increase awareness of accessibility issues and work towards improving access to community activities, services and products for everyone. Details: From 7-8 p.m. at Impact Hub (150 South State Street).

Urban Chicken Keeping Workshop: Join Wasatch Community Gardens and USU’s Dr. David Frame for a workshop on the basics of raising chickens in an urban environment. This workshop will cover local regulations, coops, breeds and any fowl questions you might have. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E).

Thursday, June 18th

8th Annual Utah National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament: Join members of Wasatch Front fire departments for the 8th Annual Utah National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament. This public event is one in a series of nation-wide golf tournaments organized by local volunteers to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Details: Registration begins at 7 a.m., and shotgun start is at 8 a.m. To register, contact Chief Gil Rodriguez at 801-264-2781 or visit here for more information.

Solar Power Workshop: Interested in learning more about home solar options? Ken Gardner, owner of Gardner Engineering, will discuss options for residential power and hot water systems in Utah, including design, installation and state and federal tax incentives. Details: From 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Utah State University Botanical Center (920 S. 50 West, Kaysville). Visit here for more information.

Screening of Appropriate Behavior: The independent comedy “Appropriate Behavior,” written by, directed by and starring Iranian-American Desiree Akhavan, who plays Shirin, a Brooklynite dealing with a breakup with her longtime girlfriend. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City).

Friday, June 19th

26th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration: Join Project Success Inc. for the 26th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival. Juneteenth (June 19th) is the oldest celebration marking the end of slavery in the US. The Utah Juneteenth Festival brings communities and artist together to celebrate the richness of African and African American arts and culture. The theme is “Connecting Our Roots” and will include genealogy workshops, storytelling, and a host of performances including African dance & drum, jazz, soul, gospel, blues, dance, hip-hop, a health and wellness pavilion, youth art & activity barn, and much more.

Performers include: the legendary Saxophonist, Joe McQueen, Salt Lake Mass Choir, KC Songbird Zenobia Smith, Big Omeezy, Prynce, Young Prodigy, Markilo, Andru Marel, African Drummer, Kenyatta, and African Fab, African Dance ensemble. Details: The celebration runs June 19th-20th. Visit Project Success’ website for more information.

Utah Foster Care’s Chalk Art Festival: Utah Foster Care’s Annual Chalk Art Festival features 3-D artist Julie Kirk Purcell, along with 120 local chalk artists competing for prizes. Stroll the mural of street art, and enjoy food trucks and entertainment on 100 South, in the heart of The Gateway. Festival benefits Utah children in foster care. Details: From 2:00-9:00PM; (Festival runs June 19-20, murals remain for viewing on June 21). Hosted at the Gateway Mall.

Saturday, June 20th

Urban Garden & Farm Tour: Join us for our annual Urban Garden and Farm Tour – a self-guided look at some of the interesting, creative, and inspiring backyards, urban homesteads, and community gardens in Salt Lake County! Details: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E). Suggested donation of $5-20.

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