Weekly Feminist Happenings March 26th-April 1st

Feminist Happenings in SLC

Tuesday, March 26th:

“Mentoring Matters: Paving the Path for Young Women in Utah Politics” panel discussion. Moderated by Professor Ella Myers, the panel includes several local women who have made mentoring other women a priority during their careers. Details: 10:45 a.m.– 12:05 p.m. on the University of Utah campus in Orson Spencer Hall, Room 253.

“A Perspective on Race, Class and Gender in Contemporary Film” screening of The Help followed by a panel discussion. Details: 6-9 p.m. on the University of Utah Campus in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, Room 109.

Wednesday, March 27th

Film screening of Makers: Voices of Utah Women. Details: 4-6 p.m. on the University of Utah Campus in the College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room 155.

Film screening of Women Redefined , a Spy Hop Production. Details: 5-6 p.m. on the University of Utah Campus in the College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room 155.
“Between Two Worlds: Creating Identity. An Evening with Celebrated Filmmaker Mira Nair.” Nair will discuss the tug of competing worlds felt by millions of immigrants, and ways to bridge the gap between cultures, races and genders. In the process, Nair shows you how film can challenge stereotypes and generational assumptions. Details: 5:30-7 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall (on the University of Utah Campus 1395 E. Presidents Circle).”Native Voices,” a collection of short films by Native American filmmakers. Details: 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive).

Thursday, March 28th

Keynote address, “It Opened My Eyes” with Dr. Edith ‘Winx’ Lawrence, Professor at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education Dr. Lawrence founded the Young Women Leaders Program, a research-based mentoring initiative that pairs adolescent girls with college women to develop the leadership skills of both groups. Details: 12-1 p.m. at the University of Utah Student Union, Saltair Room.Take Back the Night March, starting at the Stilwell Field, Fort Douglas Housing (on the U of U Campus), followed by a reception at the Student Union, Crimson View Room. Details: 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday, March 30th

African Cultural Show. Come enjoy an evening filled with traditional African dances, comedy, poetry, drum performances, games, fashion and DELICIOUS FOOD. It is a fun-filled evening for family and friends. Don’t miss out on this great event! Details: 6:30 – 9:30pm in the University of Utah Union building. Tickets are $5 for students (with student ID) and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available for advance purchase at the Union Services Desk.

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