Weekly Feminist Happenings May 5th-11th


Tuesday, May 5th

“Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp, Watercolors:” By Lily Havey, April 13-May 14, 2015. Lily Yuriko Nakai was 10 years old in 1942, when Executive Order 9066 forced her and her Japanese family to be relocated to a camp at Amache along the Arkansas River, in the southeastern corner of Colorado. Yuriko Nakai thought she was going camping. Instead, she was being interned, along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans (many, like her, born in the U.S.).

Seeds of Remembrance: Seeds of Remembrance provides an opportunity for grievers to gather together for a presentation on grief and commemorate the memory of their loved one. This year’s theme is Letting Go of Sorrow: Holding on to Memories. The program’s featured speakers are Chris Williams, author of Let it Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness, and his wife, Mikkel Williams, with musical numbers performed by The Crimson Harps. Seeds of Remembrance is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served following the program. Parking is available on the first level, north end, of the building. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the University of Utah College of Nursing (10 S. 2000 East, Salt Lake City). For a map and more information, call 801-585-9522.

Screening of Big Men: The documentary “Big Men,” which looks at the oil industry in Africa from two viewpoints: An American company trying to develop Ghana’s first oil fields; and Nigerian militants trying to profit from oil in any way possible. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

Wednesday, May 6th

Screening of The Hunting Ground: The documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which examines the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses – and the efforts of school administrators to cover up the crimes. Director Kirby Dick will appear, via Skype, for a post-screening Q&A moderated by Doug Fabrizio of KUER’s “RadioWest.” Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City). 

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art: Celebrate the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century. “Our America” presents the works of 72 leading modern and contemporary artists and explores how they shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Details: Exhibit ends May 17th. Shows from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, May 7th

Agadez The Music And The Rebellion: For the Tuareg, the desert is freedom. Music is power. Tuareg nomads have lived in the Sahara Desert for centuries, connecting North and West Africa with their camel caravans. They are fiercely independent and have staged many rebellions, fighting to protect their freedom and territory. From, Agadez, Niger, an extraordinary Tuareg guitarist Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar, uses music to inspire a new generation in adapting to a modern world. This film, produced along with his first album Agadez, helped launch Bombino as a world music star. It begins during his exile to Burkina Faso after the 2007 rebellion, and follows him on his return to Agadez where he celebrated the end of the rebellion with his legendary concert in front of the Grande Mosque of Agadez. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

Pete Ashdown Lecture: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will host a guest lecture with Pete Ashdown, the founder of XMission, Utah’s first independent and oldest Internet Service Provider, May 7, 2015. XMission is a sponsor for UMOCA’s current Main Gallery exhibition, Panopticon: Visibility, Data, and the Monitoring Gaze. In response to the themes explored in Panopticon, Ashdown’s talk, “The Black Box of Information,” will discuss private and governmental monitoring on the Internet and what one can do about it. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). 

Screening of Watermark: The documentary “Watermark,” in which filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier team up with photographer Edward Burtynsky (profiled in Baichwal’s 2006 documentary “Manufactured Landscapes”) to look at humanity’s relationship with water around the world. Part of the Park City Film Series’ “Reel Community Series.” Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the The Prospector (2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City).

Saturday, May 9th

Olympic Day With Women’s Ski Jumping USA: Try ski jumping on our roller-jumper, learn about the physics of ski jumping, and meet members of the U.S. Visa Women’s Ski Jumping National Team and the Fly Girls Development Team. Details: From noon to 4 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). RSVP for the event to wsjusainfo@wsjusa.com.

Festival of Colors: The Krishna Temple will hold the Festival of Colors. Visit here for tickets.

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