Tuesday, June 23rd
Film screening of Escaping Syria: Please join the International Rescue Committee’s new GenR chapter for a screening of Escaping Syria, the award-winning documentary produced by the IRC. This moving short film sheds light on the impact the Syrian civil war has had on millions of people forced to flee their homes and communities. The reception and screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker and IRC Executive Producer Cathe Neukum. Details: From 6:30-9 p.m. at Publik (975 South Temple). Free! Please RSVP to Amy.Meyer@rescue.org *
Angela H. Brown: Conversations in Creativity: Angela H. Brown will talk about nurturing the creative spirit. She has run SLUG Magazine since September of 2000. Since then, she has taken a small black & white zine and turned it into a full-color electrobrite magazine with a strong regional presence. Brown has brought back coverage on Utah’s deserving local music scene, Utah’s action sports community and continues to give exposure to prominent underground national bands. In 2009, Brown launched Craft Lake City, an alternative art and crafts festival showcasing DIY handmade goods held at the Gallivan Center annually. In 2010, Craft Lake City officially became its own entity, making Brown now at the helm of two businesses.
Co-sponsored by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Details: From 7-8 at the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake (54 Finch Lane).
Screening of A Path Appears: Sex Trafficking in the USA: Presented in partnership with Backyard Broadcast and KUED. The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the USA. In the first episode of A Path Appears we meet the survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminate the widespread existence of violent crimes taking place across America. *Post-film discussion featuring Reverend Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene House and Thistle Farms. Details: From 7-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library (210 E 400 S).
Wednesday, June 24th
Screening of Sleep Dealer: Filmmaker Alex Rivera has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories for the past fifteen years. Sleep Dealer (2008), his first feature, is a Sundance award-winning science-fiction film embedded with profound political and economic critiques. It’s the perfect conversation-starter for discussions about issues as diverse as labor and immigration, technology and ethics, and globalization and the environment.
Details: From 5:45-9 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Dr. in Salt Lake City). Rivera’s lecture and screening are presented in conjunction with the UMFA’s America: The Latino Presence in American Art, a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition on view at the UMFA through June 28. Attendees will receive free admission to the exhibition from 4:45-5:45 pm, before the lecture.
Thursday, June 25th
Decorating Projects for SLC’s New Hospice House for the Homeless: Help give death with dignity to the homeless. We need to transform a dingy old school into a comfortable hospice house. Painting, decorating, minor repairs and more. See our Project Wish List here, or come up with your own project! Thank you! Details: From 8:00AM-8:00PM; (We schedule projects around your availability) at the Inn Between (340 S. Goshen Street).
Friday, June 26th
Opening Night & Art Talk: Scott Tsuchitani: Join us for the opening of Scott Tsuchitani’s INTERNMENT 抑留, which explores Japanese-American identity, displacement, and the treatment of subcultures in the U.S. Tsuchitani will also give an art talk, titled “Execrative Order 906-6-6: War, Postmemory, and the Poetics of Evasion.” Details: From 7-9 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple).
Saturday, June 27th
Harmon’s Best Dam Bike Ride is Utah’s largest cycling fundraising event with 3,000 cyclists raising over $1.5 million annually. This two day event is based out of the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, UT. Route Options (route subject to change):
•Day One: Course heads north towards Idaho and is relatively flat with options to ride 45, 75, or 100 miles.
•Day Two: For those up to the challenge, an additional 20 or 50 miles are available on Day Two with an option to ride up beautiful Blacksmith Fork Canyon.
Date: June 27-28, 2015
Start/Finish Location: Cache County Fairgrounds, 500 S. 500 W., Logan, UT
$45 through March 31
$55 April1 – May 31
$65 June 1 – 20
$70 June 21 – 28
Fundraising Minimum: $250
Register at: bikeMSUtah.org
Event Manager: Amanda Savage
Phone: 801-424-0113, select option 2
Outloud Youth Workshop Exhibition: Created by the hands of those who are systematically silenced for being ‘different’ during an especially uncertain time in their lives, these artworks speak to both individual and universal experiences. Details: From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 South West Temple).