Weekly Feminist Happenings June 21st-27th

life on the border

Tuesday, June 21st

Screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch: The Tower launches its Summer Late Nights series with “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the rock opera about a transgender East German rock star (played by John Cameron Mitchell, who also wrote and directed). A live cast will perform with the 11 p.m. screenings. Details: Screening at 11 p.m. at Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City).

Using Sport To Promote Gender Equality: How Boys And Girls Can Create Social Change Together: Join sport and gender expert Sarah Murray from Women Win and a panel of local Olympians, coaches and sport and gender educators to explore obstacles girls face around the world today, how sport can be a useful tool to overcoming those barriers and why boys are an important part of the conversation. Add your voice to the timely discussion of gender equality and sport; examine the unconscious biases women still face today in America and in developing countries. Lastly, learn how Olympic values, coaching, mentorship and increased awareness between boys and girls can create real social change at home and abroad. Details:  RSVP recommended.

Women Love Movies at Brewvies: Women Love Movies at Brewvies is a monthly movie night hosted by Utah Women in Film. Every month the non-profit streams a new feature or series of shorts based on a theme for that month. Details: From 7-9:30 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City). Because the event is held at Brewvies, attendees must be 21 or over and bring valid I.D. Visit here for more information.

Wednesday, June 22nd

Screening of the Documentary Life on the Border and Panel Discussion: Co-hosted with Utah Health and Human Rights, with speakers Mara Rabin, UHHR Medical Director, Brent Pace, UHHR Clinical Director, and Nawres Al Saud. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library.

Sustainable Startups Workshops: In our last workshop of the summer, come support 1 Million Cups and Sustainable Startups to learn how to help your ideas make a global impact. Details: From 9-10 a.m. at the Sustainable Startups Building (340 East 400 South).

Solidarity: Conversations about Refugee Trauma: Learn about the profound impacts that exposure to traumatic events can have on refugees, and how Salt Lake City can help ease these challenges in this series with the Library, the University of Utah College of Social Work, and Utah Health and Human Rights.

At the June 22 event will be a screening of the documentary ‘Life on the Border’ and panel discussion co-hosted with Utah Health and Human Rights, with speakers Mara Rabin, UHHR Medical Director, Brent Pace, UHHR Clinical Director, and Nawres Al Saud. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library Marmalade Branch (280 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, Utah). 84103

Thursday, June 23rd

Saturday’s Voyeur: Salt Lake Acting Company will present “Saturday’s Voyeur,” June 22-Aug. 28, 2016. With its rich 38-year history, Saturday’s Voyeur has firmly established its place not only as a raucous, riotous musical comedy, but as an integral community event for anyone who lives and loves the strange dichotomy of being a Utah liberal. Details: Visit Salt Lake Acting Company for information or call 801-363-7522 for tickets.

Friday, June 24th

Day of Action: Every June, more than 150,000 volunteers in hundreds of cities nationwide participate in United Way Day of Action. Day of Action brings people together to harness the volunteer spirit and improve the conditions in which they live. Locally, United Way of Salt Lake creates and supports a fun volunteer event to engage companies, community groups, families, and individuals in service that benefits UWSL community schools and neighborhood centers. Details: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hillcrest High (7350 S 900 E, Midvale, Utah 84047).

Sunday, June 26th

Commemoration Of The Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda: Genocide Survivors in Salt Lake City will present the 22nd Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Speakers include genocide survivors and their friends. Details: From 4-7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn (277 W. Sego Lily Drive, Sandy).

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