Weekly Feminist Happenings May 12th-May 18th

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Tuesday, May 12th

Honors for Nursing: The University of Utah College of Nursing will host the “Honors for Nursing,” May 12, 2015. This one-of-a-kind event pays tribute to the nursing profession while also uniquely raising funds to support scholarships for current and future nursing students.  Details: To recognize a nurse and for more information, visit here. Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Little America Hotel (500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City). 

Screening of Sepideh: The documentary “Sepideh,” abut a 16-year-old Iranian girl who dreams of studying at university and becoming an astronaut. The “Science Movie Night” screening will be followed by a discussion with Shanti Deemyad, professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Presented by the Utah Film Center and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

Wednesday, May 13th

12th Annual Spring Breakfast: A Dozen Years of Fighting for a Cleaner, Greener State: Join HEAL Utah at the U. of U. football stadium to learn about HEAL’s latest campaigns on depleted uranium, coal, clean air and more. Former HEAL Executive Director Vanessa Pierce will share her reflections on HEAL’s continued impact. Details: From 7-8:30 a.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium (451 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City). THE EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND, BUT A REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO SAVE YOUR SEAT.

Thursday, May 14th

Lokahi Ii: All Things Are Connected: The Polynesian Association of Utah will present a collection of art and artifacts of the Pacific Islands, May 13-July 8, 2015. An opening reception will be held May 13, 6-8 p.m. Call 801-965-5100 for more information or visit here. 

Screening of The Breach: The documentary “The Breach,” in which filmmaker and fishing guide Mark Titus explores why wild salmon populations have plummeted in the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Viridian Event Center (1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan). 

Screening of Dogs on the Inside: The documentary “Dogs on the Inside,” which looks at a program in a Massachusetts program that pairs prison inmates with abandoned rescue dogs – giving both a second chance. Directors Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirup will take part in a Q&A, via Skype, after the screening. Presented by the Park City Film Series. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the The Prospector (2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City). 

Friday, May 15th

Living Traditions Festival: The Salt Lake City Arts Council will present the 30th annual Living Traditions Festival on May 15-17, 2015. Wave goodbye to winter and celebrate the launch of Salt Lake’s outdoor event season with three days of food, music, dance, and crafts honoring the diversity and cultural traditions of the community. Visit here for information.

Brain Injury Alliance of Utah 5k: This family friendly event will take place on May 16, 2015. Participants can run, walk, or roll their wheel chair or recumbent bike through the park, with all proceeds used to provide free resource counseling, education programs, and online support to brain injury victims across the state of Utah. Details: From 8-11 a.m. at Liberty Park (900 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City). Registration for the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah’s 21st annual 5k Run, Walk and Roll is available at here. 

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