Weekly Feminist Happenings March 18th-24th

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Tuesday, March 18th

Banking On Women Applications: Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship is seeking female applicants for its third annual business education and loan program. Applications are being accepted through March 20, 2014 at www.gecapital.com/en/banking_on_women.html. The Banking on WomenTM program is free. For more information, contact Danielle Lower at dlower@westminstercollege.edu.

The Warrior State: Pakistan In The Contemporary World: Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price and Westminster College present the final lecture of the 2013-2014 World Affairs Lecture Series. T.V. Paul is a leading scholar of international security, regional security, and South Asia. Pakistan ranks 124th out of 144 countries in global competitiveness, Taliban forces occupy 30% of the country, and it is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state – with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists’ hands. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles. In an age of transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation, understanding Pakistan’s development, particularly the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality, is more important than ever. Details: From 7-8:15 p.m. at Westminster College (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

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.A Race Card Wall, where visitors can articulate their feelings about race in six words, accompanies the exhibition. Details: Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn (54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City). The exhibition runs through May 2, 2014.

Thursday, March 20th

Anita Tijerina Revilla: Westminster will present Anita Tijerina Revilla, associate professor and director of Women’s Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will share 14 years of student-activism research documenting and illustrating the commitment of youth, feminist, queer, and immigrant rights activists committed to social transformation, love, and educational access. Details: From noon to 1p.m. at Westminster College (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

Hedwig And The Angry Inch: The rock musical “Hedwig & the Angry Inch,” centering on a transsexual East German glam rocker (played by John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote and directed) and her strange journey to America. Part of the year-round “Damn These Heels” series, presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City).

Friday, March 21st

Spring Food Drive At Salt Lake County Libraries: From March 17-22, 2014, the Salt Lake County Library will host a food drive at all locations to benefit the Utah Food Bank. Donations can be brought into any library during normal business hours and, in honor of our 75th Anniversary this year, patrons who donate will receive a $7.50 fine waiver on existing fines; any one donation item receives the waiver, but patrons can donate as much food as they’d like. Visit here for more information.

Saturday, March 22nd

India Eyeglass Clinic Concert: Tailored Pursuits and Resilient Hearts are teaming up for a benefit concert, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Eye.” There will be music, singing, poetry, and a silent auction. Profits will go toward an eyeglass clinic in India. Visit here for information. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the University of Utah Olpin Union (200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City).

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