Weekly Feminist Happenings March 1st-7th

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Wednesday, March 2nd

100 Women Who Care: The 100 Women Who Care group is a quarterly gathering of busy women all armed with checkbooks who meet for just an hour, vet targeted charities or special community needs, vote on the favorite, and write individual $100 checks on the spot. Meet at City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of the building. Visit here for more information.

Women of the World Annual Fashion Show: Women of the World celebrates the traditions of our new neighbors, we take pride in our place in the blend of community and culture, and we raise our voices to advocate on behalf of so many still in the process of escaping war and genocide. So it is our honor to invite you to our Celebration of Stepping Up: Women of the World’s 4th Annual Fashion Show. Details: From 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Publik Coffee Roasters (975 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, March 5th

Gender Liberation Summit: Because we are more than women. Because the gender binary is an act of colonization and misogyny. Because we need each other. Because there is no pride for some of us without the liberation of all of us. This event occurs in response to trans-exclusive forms of feminism that attach womanhood and femininity to a vagina and manhood, patriarchy, and power to a penis. It is in response to particular forms of feminism which see particular issues as “women’s issues” (i.e. reproductive justice, sexual assault, etc.) when in reality, people of many marginalized genders are dealing with these same issues in as large, if not often larger, of a scale. This event is also in response to particular organizing practices on campus for events as well as just general practices by most departments, offices, classes, and groups that perpetuate cissexism and heterosexism. Details: Conference from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The conference requires registration.  We ask that folks try not wear chemicals for folks with chemical sensitivities, or to at least minimize them, you can learn more about how to do that here: www.brownstargirl.org

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The workshops and other events part of this summit will all be in wheelchair accessible rooms. There are ramps to the main floor of the Union building and an elevator directly around the corner from the rooms that will be used. If folks need access to braille programs or ASL Interpreters, we will be able to provide those. We will have a number of braille programs and a couple ASL Interpreters on hand otherwise to ensure that folks who just show up are able to access the summit. [The rooms are still being checked to see if they have braille and that information will be posted soon.] If you have other questions surrounding accessibility, please message us.

Child care will be provided by Kids Like Me for children potty-trained to age 11. For childcare registration, please fill out the form on this link: tinyurl.com

The Race to Reduce Bullying: Playworks Utah’s 5th annual Race to Reduce Bullying at Wheeler Historic Farm. All runners, walkers, crawlers and strollers are invited to participate in the most playful 5k/Fun Run in the greater Salt Lake area. Last year’s event sold out, so get your registrations in today.

 9:00am – Registration/Check-In begins
10:00am – Timed 5k begins
10:30am – Untimed, 1-mile Fun Run beginsEvery participant will receive a running shirt provided by our Apparel Sponsor, Game Gear. A raffle will follow the event and there will be vendor booths to peruse at your leisure.

Submit your event here!

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