Weekly Feminist Happenings March 11th-17th

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Tuesday, March 11th

What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up: Westminster will host a lecture by Lisa Wade on ” ‘The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad’: What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up” on March 11, 2014. The presentation will be followed by an audience question-answer session. This is part of the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series. Details: Starts at 7:30 in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall (1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, March 12th

Film screening of The Light in Her Eyes: The documentary “The Light in Her Eyes,” which was shot in Syria just before the uprising there started. It centers on Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, who founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago – a sign of women claiming space within the mosque. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the The Leonardo (209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City).

Neighborhood Caucus Training: Interested in attending your neighborhood caucus meeting or running as a delegate, but don’t know where to start? The training is designed to be fun and inviting. We’ll focus on how to be an effective participant in the political process by providing personal political consultation for those interested in attending and getting involved. Details: Starts at 8 a.m. at the Salt Lake Chamber (175 E. 400 South, Suite 600, Salt Lake City). Visit here for more information.

Spoken word by Joaquín Zihuatanejo and Natasha Carrizosa: Joaquín Zihuatanejo is an award-winning American slam poet and teacher. In 2004, Zihuatanejo competed in the National Poetry Slam as part of the Dallas Poetry Slam team, which placed third. He also appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry in 2005.

He has been described as “one of the most dynamic and passionate performance poets in the country, melding equal parts comedy, poetry, and dramatic monologue into a crowd-pleasing display of verbal fireworks…”

Natasha Carrizosa is a poet/spoken word artist who celebrates her dual heritage (African- and Mexican-American) with works that weave an intoxicating blend of cultures, languages and impressions. She is author of mejiafricana, a spoken word cd and nude – a collection of love and erotic poems.

She has completed recording her second spoken word cd – the dreamcatcher, and she recently collaborated with Joaquín Zihuatanejo on of fire and rain – a spoken word cd that is a testimony of life/love that spans from the barrios of east dallas to the ghettos of the west indies. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art (631 West North Temple Suite 700, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, March  13th

Suicide survivor support group: A new monthly suicide survivor support group sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness is available for residents of Davis County. The survivor support group meets every second Thursday each month at the Davis County Central Library Auditorium. Details: For more information, contact group facilitator Kim Penman at 801-388-6017, or penman.kimberly@yahoo.com, or visit www.namiut.org.

Film screening of More than Honey: The documentary “More Than Honey,” that examines why bees worldwide are facing extinction. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Viridian Event Center (1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan).

Friday, March 14th

Perspectives On Race: The Race Card Project: The Finch Lane Gallery, in conjunction with Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center and the Utah Humanities Council, will host an exhibition that features writing in response to participants’ feelings about race. The exhibition, “Perspectives on Race: The Race Card Project,” runs March 14-May 2, 2014. A Race Card Wall, where visitors can articulate their feelings about race in six words, accompanies the exhibition. Andrea Malouf, Director of the Community Writing Center, will speak about the project March 14, at 7 p.m.

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