Weekly Feminist Happenings May 21st-27th

Feminist Happenings in SLC

Tuesday, May 21st

Film screening of La Camioneta, a documentary film that chronicles how retired school buses are moved from the United States to Guatemala and transformed into brightly colored transportation — and how hundreds of drivers have been murdered for not paying extortion money to local gangs. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Film screening of Unfortunate Brothers. Dodge Billingsley’s documentary follows a North Korean defector adjusting to life in South Korea. A Q-and-A session with the filmmakers follows the screening. Details: Starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Park City Library Center (1255 Park Ave., Park City).

Saturday, May 25th

March Against Monsanto. The information below is pulled from the group’s Facebook page, and it can be found here:

The fight for our food!! Rally with us on the South Steps!!

Schedule of Events:

11:30 a.m. Meet at Capitol on South Steps to Make Signs! Please every who can bring magic markers and poster paper to share! (at the Dollar Store they are only 50 cents each!)

12 Noon: Speakers

Aaron Davis on The History of Monsanto and Agent Orange

Montsanto and Food Supply: TBA

Monsanto and the Bee Population: TBA

Justin Kramer/Michael Cundick on Solutions, including community gardens, buying pure seed and starting your own garden at home.

We will also have some music!

We will march from the Capitol Building down to City Creek Park and then back again! Don’t forget to bring water in case of hot weather!

CARPOOLING IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED!

Monday, May 27th

Women of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier. Salt City Slam will hold a qualifying poetry slam to send a representative to the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. This event will feature the amazing Portland poet, Meg Waldron! Details: From 8-11 p.m. at Weller Book Works (607 Trolley Square Salt Lake City). $5 entry.

Putting Together the Pieces and Connecting Our Community: An LGBT Timeline for Utah and the Nation. Curated by an intern funded in part by the BW Bastian Foundation, this exhibit features the contributions that local organizations, like the Utah Stonewall Association, have made to LGBT rights, and provides some history about pride celebrations in the past. Details: On display all week at the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah Campus.

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