Weekly Feminist Happenings June 3rd-9th

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This weekend is the Utah Pride Festival–checkout all of the events on the Pride Festival site.

Thursday, June 5th

Pink Party: As a kickoff to Pride Festival weekend and to show support for the LGBT community, Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, the adjacent Bambara restaurant and the Utah AIDS Foundation will co-host the eighth annual Pink Party, June 5, 2014. Tickets start at $25 a head, which includes food and fun, one drink ticket and one opportunity drawing entry. There is no reservation required. All proceeds benefit The Utah AIDS Foundation. Details: From 5-8 p.m. at the Hotel Monaco (15 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City).

Friday, June 6th

World Refugee Day Festival: The World Refugee Day Festival features food, cultural performances, soccer, crafts, bounce houses and a global market with local refugee artisans. Celebrate with Thurl Baily. Details: From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Liberty Park (900 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City).Visit here for information.

The Paper Moon’s Annual White Party: The Paper Moon will hold its “White Party.” Get out the White clothes, or come painted in glow in the dark paint and help celebrate Pride Weekend. Details: Starts at 6 p.m. at the Paper Moon
(3737 S. State, Salt Lake City). Visit Facebook for information.

Saturday, June 7th

National Ability Center Barn Party: The National Ability Center’s will celebrate the successes of courageous, determined horseback riders at annual Barn Party. There will be dinner, dancing, riding demonstrations, silent auction, and mechanical bull riding. Details: From 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the National Ability Center 100 Ability Way, Park City).Purchase tickets here.

MS Wellness Expo: The Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter of the MS Society will hold a MS Wellness Expo June 7, 2014. The Expo will have a variety of community vendors, who provide services, needed by those living with MS and their families. Details: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Intermountain Healthcare Doty Education Center (5300 S. State St., Murray).

Run for Refugees: Burma Humanitarian Mission will sponsor the third annual Run for Refugees, a family oriented 5k fun run/walk to benefit refugees in our community. Proceeds benefit programs to provide education and cultural events to refugee youth in the Salt Lake City area and to fund scholarships for refugee youth from Burma. Details: This run will kick off the Utah World Refugee Day Festival, so stay after the race to enjoy the festival. Registration is $25 per person. This includes prizes for top fundraisers and fastest runners in different age groups (including prizes for children) and a guaranteed race tee-shirt for participants who register before May 20. Register online or at the race. Registration and bib pick up starts at 8 a.m. Strollers are welcome.

Sunday, June 8th

Screening of Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story: The documentary “Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story,” which looks at the life of the Latina activist and icon of L.A.’s transgender community. Presented by the Utah Film Center as part of the year-round Damn These Heels! program. Details: Starts at 2 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main
(210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Monday, June 9th

Justice-Memory-Activism Workshop: Justice-Memory-Activism is a week-long workshop that will be taught from June 9-13, 2014 by Utah artist and writer Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey. The workshop will guide up to 30 student participants to use water color techniques, Haiku, Tanka, and journal writing to explore their concerns and visions of social justice. Teachers will facilitate student applications, which should be submitted by May 18, 2014, to Roseanne Henderson, SLC School District Art Supervisor, at: rosanne.Henderson@slcschools.org.

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