Weekly Feminist Happenings May 10th-16th

hope and healing gala

Wednesday, May 11th

30 Women to Watch: Utah Business is proud to announce the annual 30 Women To Watch! The 2016 30 Women to Watch event celebrates Utah’s most successful and influential women as selected by their peers giving us all the opportunity to commend them for giving so much devotion to their profession. Mark your calendars now and join us for what’s sure to be an annual can’t miss celebration of extraordinary talent! Details: From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel. Purchase tickets here.

Thursday, May 12th

Welcome to the Second Century–Liberty Luncheon: In 2016, Planned Parenthood celebrates 100 years of providing high-quality, affordable, and compassionate information and health care to young people, women and men across the nation. Here in Utah, the last year of our first century saw political attacks, a high profile lawsuit, and the largest Planned Parenthood supporter rally in a long time. At the dawn of our second century, we ask – what will the future hold for Planned Parenthood? What will we do to usher in an era of reproductive justice for all Utahns? What will our fight be here at home? Details: Join Planned Parenthood Action Council for our Welcome to the Second Century Liberty Luncheon on May 12th from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Location information available upon ticket purchase. The cost of Liberty Luncheon is being underwritten by an anonymous donor and all donations will go to our PAC. You can buy individual tickets at $75 or bring your friends and sit at a table for eight for $750. If you are a student and wish to attend, please email heather.stringfellow@ppau.org for a free ticket.

How to Be Fearless: Join Fearless Self Defense for their signature self-defense training that focuses on fundamental self-defense skills, awareness and personal safety. Covering topics such as setting and enforcing boundaries, using your voice as a weapon, identifying key vulnerable points on an attacker’s body and actualizing your personal power. Details: From 6:30-8 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Friday, May 13th

Hope & Healing Gala: The Hope & Healing Gala is the Rape Recovery Center’s largest fundraiser, with all proceeds going directly to fund the programs and services of the center. The Gala includes a silent auction with art and baskets full of local goods available for purchase. Guests will enjoy elegant Hors d’Oeuvres and a cash bar. The evenings program includes the Pillar of Hope Award, an opportunity to honor an individual leading the charge toward a safer, kinder community for survivors of sexual trauma in Utah. Details: From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Emma Eccles Conservatory at Westminster College. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, May 14th

Harvey Milk Celebration: It’s time for a block party! In honor of civil rights leader and LGBTQ icon Harvey Milk, 900 South in Salt Lake City has been approved by the SLC Council and the Mayor to be named “Harvey Milk Boulevard”.

We will celebrate this historic occasion, dedicate the street, and gather as a community on May 14th at the 9th and 9th District in SLC. There will be a DJ, a short dedication program, entertainment, food, and fun for everyone. This event is from 900 E to 800 E on Harvey Milk Boulevard from 11am-3pm on May 14. Come celebrate and dedicate! See you there! Details: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 9th and 9th District. This event is sponsored by Equality Utah, and for an ADA accommodation, contact Turner at turner@equalityutah.org.

Food Truck Face Off: The Food Truck Face Off for charity is back with 25% of food sales going to charity. Do good while having fun with Utah’s largest food truck rally including over 20 of Utah’s best trucks… and counting! Your food purchases will be supporting Utah’s homeless and low-income youth and families. The non-profit that sells the most tickets will win a cash grand prize and the winning truck will become the 2016 Food Truck Face Off winner! Details: From 6-10 p.m. at Liberty Park.

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