Weekly Feminist Happenings March 29th-April 4th

Trans Day of Visibility

Tuesday, March 29th

Beyond Farm to Table–Community, Culture, and Food: We are excited to welcome Jen Castle and Blake Spalding, the chef-owners of Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm as keynote speakers in this semester’s Social Soup lecture on March 29 from 12-1 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium at Marriott Library. The lecture, Beyond Farm-to-Table: Community, Culture & Food, will focus on the benefits, struggles, and empowering experiences of owning and operating a farm-to-table restaurant. Plus, vegetarian soup will be served. Best of all, it is free. Details: From noon to 1 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium at the University of Utah.

Wednesday, March 30th

Managing Climate Risks in Resilient Cities: This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 21st Annual Symposium- Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions.

“Preparing for and managing climate change-related risks will require whole communities to act to increase their resilience, regardless of what the future brings. … Local decision-makers and their communities must make the changing climate a key factor in their everyday decisions about infrastructure investment, issuing of development permits, administration of zoning and building codes and judgments about land conservation.” –Lawrence Susskind Details: From 12:15-1:15 at the SJ Quinney School of Law.

Pioneering Women Tour: This special tour weaves Utah’s unique state history into the story of women’s battle to gain leadership and suffrage. Learn about the pioneering women, historic and modern, who are depicted in the artwork and exhibits throughout the State Capitol building.

The Vision Not Victim: Jordan photography exhibition, will feature compelling photos of Syrian and Jordanian girls who dare to dream. The photos are a visual call to action and highlight how the IRC empowers women and girls to build a better future for themselves and their communities. Proceeds from the sales of the artwork will support the IRC’s life-changing work in Salt Lake City and the Vision Not Victim program. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at Zions Bank (1 S Main St, Salt Lake City). Space is Limited. RSVP is required. RSVP to Amy Meyer at GenRSLC@rescue.org.

Details: From 6-7:15 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol. Questions? Please contact Emmylou Manwill (emanwill@utah.gov) – who will guide the tour and is a member of the YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Council.



Thursday, March 31st

Transgender Day of Visibility: Did you know 80% – 90% people don’t know a transgender person? Here in Utah that’s around 2.5 million people who don’t know a transgender person in their daily lives. Well when we heard your ideas of what would improve the lives of transgender people one idea came up more than any other, awareness building. Teaching people what it means to be transgender and humanizing ourselves to the general public.

One key to building awareness is actually really simple, visibility. It’s that spirit that transgender day of visibility was started and happens March 31st of every year. The Transgender Inclusion Project is proud to be celebrating this day at the Utah Pride Center. We will be unveiling Voices, a film project telling the stories of everyday transgender Utahns.

So trans people, gender non-conforming people, and our allies, join us. Let’s show the world just how visible we can be, and in the process build real and lasting transgender power in Utah. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the Utah Pride Center (255 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111).

Love the Rape Recovery Center with Saucy Skillets: If you love Utah then you love the Rape Recovery Center. For over 40 yours the Rape Recovery Center has worked to make Utah safer for everyone. And now, you’ve got a special day to show your love – and a special way. Join us from 11:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m. for a celebration of our community; with speakers, music and food by the Saucy Skillet. All of the proceeds from Love UT Give UT and 10% of the Saucy Skillet sales will go to Rape Recovery Center’s mission of prevention and services towards sexual assault. Details: From 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Rape Recovery Center (2035 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

Unequal Voices – The Politics of Inequality: Hosted by the Utah Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. The event will be a day-long symposium on inequality in Utah and the U.S., with a focus on gender- and income-based inequalities, and their causes and consequences.
Details: From 9:30-11:45 a.m., two morning panels at the Hinckley Institute of Politics will feature scholars from Utah and around the country presenting their research on these topics. In the afternoon, from 2:30-4:00pm, at the City Library, there will be a roundtable discussion featuring some of these same scholars, State Senator Jani Iwamoto, City Councilman Derek Kitchen, and representatives from Voices for Utah Children and Center for Community Change.

Friday, April 1st

How Did Utah Women Fare this Legislative Session: Join the Utah Women’s Coalition and the Hinckley Institute of Politics for a conversation with legislators about the 2016 legislative session, the impact it had on Utah women, and where progress needs to be made moving forward.

– Representative Becky Edwards
– Senator Jani Iwamoto
– Representative Angela Romero
– Representative Carol Spackman Moss

Discussion moderated by Dr. Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership & Ethics, and Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project.

Details: From noon to 1 p.m. at the Hinckley Institute of Politics (260 Central Campus Dr, Rm 253, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112).

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