Weekly Feminist Happenings June 17th-23rd


Tuesday, June 17th

UVU Women’s Basketball Camp: For boys and girls who want to learn and improve their basketball fundamentals from the UVU Women’s Basketball coaching staff and players. Ages: Boys and Girls entering K-8th grade. Details: Visit here for more information. 

Wednesday, June 18th

In Motion: Borders and Migrations: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art presents, In Motion: Borders and Migrations, May 16-Sept. 27, 2014. The exhibit addresses the U.S.-Mexico border and its unique geographic, political, social, and aesthetic contexts. Details: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City), a $5 suggested donation.

Reason to Hope Breakfast: The Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter will host its first Reason to Hope Breakfast. The fundraiser breakfast will include Abby Bonnell, host of Feedback, Public Affairs radio program, special guest Bob Kittell, memory trainer at Ultra Memory Systems, and Jill Crowell, an early onset Alzheimer’s disease recipient, who will discuss her personal experiences with Alzheimer’s disease. Details: From 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Living Planet Aquarium (12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, UT). Contact Don Hooper for more details at 801.265.1944 or dhooper@alz.org


Thursday, June 19th

Rings:Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre’s Backstage at the Grand will present local playwright Aden Ross’ 1993 critically-acclaimed play “Rings.” Ross’ piece is based on a court case in which two wealthy white women are accused of kidnapping and interrogating two Hispanic women. The play considers the subjects of racism, the inequities of class and the betrayal of loved ones, connecting the characters in interlocking rings. Details: Rings will run June 5-21, 2014. Visit here for more information. 

Friday, June 20th

“Ignite the Soul Within:” Summer Solstice Celebration Concert featuring 3 of the top Native American Flute recording artists in the world: Suzanne Teng, Joe Young & Rona YellowRobe. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Park City Community Church (4501 N Hwy 224).

Saving Strokes Clinic: Stroke survivors, in all stages of recovery, will connect with the game of golf at the Saving Strokes Clinic. A free fitness and training clinic, participants will receive golf-ready assessments by volunteer physical therapists, blood pressure screenings and hands-on golf training from PGA professionals. The event will also feature a vendor expo, adaptive golf equipment, peer socialization and support opportunities, breakfast and lunch. Details: From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nibley Park Golf Course  (2780 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City). RSVP here. 

Saturday, June 21st

Medicine with Borders: Utah’s Emergency Response: Fundraising dinner for emergency medical aid for Syria. This event is hosted by the Syrian American Medical Society. Come join us and enjoy authentic Syrian cuisine! there will also be an open mic poetry session. Details: From 5-9 p.m. at Arbat (375 east 3300 south).

Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day: On June 21, 2013, the longest day of the year, communities in Utah will join thousands across the globe to unite in a sunrise-to-sunset event, called The Longest Day, to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds to fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease is global epidemic. Worldwide, more than 35 million people are living with the disease. On The Longest Day, teams will gather to participate in activities of their choice, for 16 consecutive hours, to make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Details: To register your team, please visit here. 

“Calm the Soul WIthin:” Healing Workshops presented by Native American Flute recording artists Suzanne Teng, Joe Young & Rona YellowRobe, and featuring celebrated Medicine Woman, Juanita Ramos-Corum. Enjoy a series of (4) 45 minute musical healing, sound meditation and guided meditative journey Workshops. Please bring a pillow to sit on and a snack to share. No lunch will be provided; water will be provided. Details: From 9am – 2pm at the Park City Community Church (4501 N Hwy 224).

Salt Lake Hoopfest Fundraiser: Teaming up with the Eaton Alliance Foundation to bring awareness to autism, Salt Lake Hoopfest teams will compete on outdoor courts in downtown Salt Lake City. The tournament will include a Dunk Contest with guest athletes Jordan Loveridge from the University of Utah, and Chris Miles former basketball player with Brigham Young University. Details: Registration is open through June 18 and teams can register here. 

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