Weekly Feminist Happenings May 14th-20th

Feminist Happenings in SLC

Tuesday, May 14th

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair. Description: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Salt Lake City,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. Interested employers and job seekers should register at hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide military ID).

Details: From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Summit Hotel & Conference Center (247 24th St., Ogden).

  • Venue Features:
  • all ages
  • on-site parking
  • open 7 days
  • other locations
  • reservations accepted or required
  • wheelchair accessible

Ecstatic Dance with SLMC. Experience the joy of free form movement and find yourself at home on the dance floor… newcomers are always welcome! We Dance Every Tuesday! Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/SaltLakeMovementCollective/
Learn more about the SLMC: www.SaltLakeMovementCollective.com

Details: Warm up begins at 7:00 | Brief Opening Circle 7:30 | Movement until 9:00 at the Sugar Space Studio for the Arts (616 East Wilmington Avenue (2190 South), Salt Lake City).
$10 Adults | $5 Teens | First Timers FREE

Wednesday, May 15th

VA2K Walk: Veterans Administration facilities across the U.S. will hold a VA2K walk for wellness and in support of homeless Veterans. Visit www.saltlakecity.va.gov/VA2K2013.asp for information. This walk begins the Gem Court Gardens. To Register e-mail Hillary Chrastil at hillary.chrastil@va.gov.

Details: From 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Administration Salt Lake City Medical Center (550 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City).

Flobots, socio-political activists cum high-energy musicians who will look to use their music to expand awareness of the profound economic, political and social transformations taking place around the world today, will perform. Wheelchair Sports Camp will open.

Details: Starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Complex (536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City). Purchase tickets here. 

Thursday, May 16th

The Righteous and Very Real Housewives of Utah County, A World Premier by Miguel Santana. Righteous Housewives is the story of Emma Harris, a passionate elderly Mormon widow, and the women around her: the wives of the Pratt Family. Emma defies social and religious conventions to give herself a second chance at love. The play is a bittersweet tale of six women determined and troubled, vulnerable and spirited, a story that talks about the longing for family, the resilience of the human spirit, and the courage it takes to love unconditionally. Forbidden love and family secrets are exposed as the tale unfolds.

Details: May 16-26, Thursday – Sunday 7:30 p.m. except Sundays when the curtain is at 7. Sunday matinees on May 19 and 26, at 2 p.m. at the The Post Theater at Fort Douglas (245 S Fort Douglas Blvd, Building 636, Salt Lake City, UT 84113. East of the University of Utah). Buy tickets here.

Marc Mauer will read and sign his “Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling.” Mauer’s “Race to Incarcerate,” first published in 1999, has become the essential text for understanding the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system and a canonical work for those active in the U.S. criminal justice reform movement. The book was recently updated.

Details: Starts at 7:00 p.m. at Sam Weller’s Book Works (665 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City).

Film screening of The Out List a documentary compilation of personal stories of LGBTQ people – including actor Neil Patrick Harris, athlete Wade Davis, New York politician Christine Quinn and the Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears. Producer Sam McConnell, a Utah native, will be in attendance. Presented by the Utah Pride Center and the Utah Film Center.

Details: Starts at 7:00 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City)

Friday, May 17th

Salt Lake Community College will present “La Cage Aux Folles.” The story of a son who brings his fiancee’s conservative parents home to meet his flamboyant family.

Details: May 9-25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theater (1575 South State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801-957-3322). Buy tickets here. 

Film screening of The Source Family, a feature-length documentary about Father Yod and The Source Family’s radical experiment in 1970s utopian living.

Details: Starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City).

Trans*(forming) Salt Lake City After Party & Fundraiser. Do you like to party and have fun? Join us during Latin night at Club Elevate. They will be donating a percentage of what they make that night from entrance fees to the wonderful, not for profit organization, Tea (Transgender Education Advocates) of Utah. Please help us raise money for Tea of Utah. If you cannot attend but would still like to contribute, please do so via their PayPal.

Details: From 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. at The Hotel and Club Elevate (155 West 200 South, Salt Lake City). Must be 21 or older to attend.

Saturday, May 18th

Brain Injury Alliance 5k Run, Walk And Roll. Presented by Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. Participants can run, walk, or roll their wheel chair or recumbent bike through the park, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and resources provided for brain injury victims across the state of Utah.

Details: The races starts at 8:00 a.m. at Liberty Park (900 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City). Register here. 

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