Weekly Feminist Happenings May 28th-June 3rd

Utah Pride Festival 2013-Gotta Be Real

Tuesday, May 28th

Film screening of God Loves Uganda, a documentary film that examines the influence of American evangelicals on the African nation of Uganda – specifically on its laws regarding the rights of gays and lesbians. Director Roger Ross Williams will be in attendance for a post-screening Q-and-A session. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, May 30th

The Sorenson Unity Center presents: a “CommUNITY Fair.” The fair celebrates the diversity of the communities served by the Sorenson Unity Center, including Rose Park, Glendale and Poplar Grove. There will be free live music and entertainment, free kids’ games and food. Details: From 4-8 p.m. at the Sorenson Multi-Cultural Center (855 W. California Ave., Salt Lake City).

Friday, May 31st

Utah Pride Festival Grand Marshal Reception: the 2013 Utah Pride Festival kicks off with the annual Grand Marshal Reception. This year’s grand marshal is David Testo, who has played professional soccer for over 10 years for the Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Montreal Impact where he was the 2009 MVP. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Leonardo (209 E. 500 south, Salt Lake City). Buy tickets here.

Film screening of A Place at the Tablea documentary about hunger in America and the policies that foster it. (Friday’s screening is free, presented by the Sundance Institute, and co-director Kristi Jacobsen will be introducing the film and take questions after.) Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at the Park City Library Center (1255 Park Ave., Park City), with a second screening on Saturday night.

Saturday, June 1st

Pride Day 5k: Runners, joggers and walkers of all stripes are invited to participate. The 5K course will take participants past Salt Lake’s beautiful Capitol building, City Creek Canyon, and finish in Memory Grove. Details: Registration closes the day of, and the race starts at 9 a.m. Check the Utah Pride Center’s site for registration info. 

Dyke March!  (Description provided by the event’s Facebook page):

My fellow lady lovers, lezzies, girl kissers, lesbyterians, lipstick, chapstick, and boi lesbians, and even those that support their local Utah lesbians. Please join us for a celebration of women, and those that love women, as part of the SLC 2013 Pride Festival!

Guest speaker: Dana Baptiste, owner of Centered City Yoga
Sweet Tunes by: Alicia Stockman

After a 30 minute rally and dance party, we will march in our practical shoes, guided by the legendary dykes on bikes, hipster lesbians on their fixies, and chapstick lesbians on their scooters, to the gates of the festival!

Details: Starts at 1:45 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol

Paws for Life Fundraiser: A multi-family garage sale will benefit Paws for Life Heber Valley Animal Rescue. Items to be sold include furniture, sporting goods, clothing, small appliances, kitchen items and much more. All proceeds from the sale will help with costs associated with animal boarding, care, and medical needs. Funds are also needed to construct a barn for abandoned horses. Contact Ginny at 435-640-4752 to donate garage sale items or to make a donation. Details: From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lacy Lane (River Road Burgi Lane, Midway).

Sunday, June 2nd

Utah Pride Parade: this year’s parade starts on the corner of 400 East and 300 South. The parade route will head north to 200 South and then west on 200 South. It will disband after crossing West Temple. Details: Starts at 10 a.m. Click here for more details! 

Utah Pride Festival! Join the LGBTQQI community for the 2013 Pride Festival. This year’s theme is “Gotta Be Real.” Gates open Friday night through Sunday night. Check here for a detailed list of performers and to purchase tickets.

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