Weekly Feminist Happenings June 24th-30th

love and 1,138 other reasons to marry

Tuesday, June 24th

Film screening of Watchers of the Sky: The documentary “Watchers of the Sky,” which examines the parallels between cases of genocide over the last century. Producer Amelia Green-Dove will take part in a live Q&A session after the film. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the  Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). Island Style Dance Studio And Performing Company: Feel the magic of the islands performed by the Island Style Dance Studio and Performing Company, June 24, 2014. Dedicated to preserving and sharing the dances of the Polynesian islands, this family-friendly dance performance is sure to delight audiences young and old. 

Island Style Dance Studio And Performing Company: Feel the magic of the islands performed by the Island Style Dance Studio and Performing Company, June 24, 2014. Dedicated to preserving and sharing the dances of the Polynesian islands, this family-friendly dance performance is sure to delight audiences young and old. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Orem Public Library (58 N. State St., Orem).

Wednesday, June 25th

Love And 1,138 Other Reasons To Marry Exhibit: “Love and 1,138 Other Reasons to Marry” is a painting and photography project about same-sex marriage rights in America which will show that will run June 20-July 13, 2014. Toni Smith, an Honors Fine Arts photography major at the University of Utah, uses a series of flags that graphically illustrate the progression and momentum of marriage rights in the states along with a series of portraits of the LGBTQ community directly affected by the lack of full civil rights. Details: RSVP here or  visit here for more information.

Friday, June 27th

Neighborhood House Caregiver Support Group: Join the Neighborhood House Caregiver Support Group. The fourth Thursday of every month, visit Neighborhood House’s Cottonwood Adult Day Center to enjoy some time and discussion with other caregivers in the area. Details: Hosted by Neighborhood House and Gentiva Home Hospice. Contact Debbie Colby, Program Coordinator at Cottonwood Neighborhood House 801-277-3264 or cottonadmin@nhutah.org for more information.

Bikuben Opening Reception: Between 1876 and 1935, Bikuben was a newspaper published in Utah for the Danish immigrants as a way to foster cultural connectivity and a sense of community. For this exhibition, the word bikuben is reimagined as a way to highlight the many fascinating ties between Denmark and Utah in terms of ideas regarding progress, industry, and utopia. Details: The exhibition runs from June 27–Dec. 20, 2014 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). Opening reception is June 27 from 7–9 p.m.

Saturday, June 28th

Film screening of Latino Americans: The New Latinos: Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. As the Puerto Rican government implements a historic overhaul over a million Puerto Ricans are encouraged to leave for the US mainland, to alleviate the economic pressure. Details: Starts at 3 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). 

Creation And Erasure: Art Of The Bingham Canyon Mine: Northern Utah’s Bingham Canyon Mine, the largest man-made excavation on earth, has been a source of fascination and inspiration for artists around the country since the mine’s earliest days. Spanning 1873 to the present, this exhibition presents paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs that examine the mine from a variety of perspectives, tracing its physical development as well as its effects on the local economy, culture, environment, and people. Featured artists include Jonas Lie, William Rittase, Andreas Feininger, Jean Arnold, Edward Burtynsky, Robert Smithson, and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, among others. The exhibition also includes photographs of the mine after the massive landslide of spring 2013, the effects of which continue to impact both the mine’s operations and the local economy. Details: From 11am-5pm at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City).

Philippines Independence Day Celebration: Come celebrate Philippines Independence Day with the Utah Chapter of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations and sample great Filipino food and culture. Details: From 9am-12pm at the International Peace Gardens (1060 S 900 W).

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