Weekly Feminist Happenings November 10th-16th


Tuesday, November 10th

Naomi Klein Lecture: Award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein will be the feature Tanner Lecture speaker November 10 at Salt Lake Community College. Klein’s works such as “The Shock Doctrine” and “This Changes Everything,” along with her long successful career as a journalist and columnist, will fuel the kind of Tanner Lecture experience that has made the series a sought-after event for the community. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. in the  SLCC Grand Theatre (1575 South State Street).

Grief and the Holidays: Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program will hold its annual Grief and The Holidays event on November 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at the University of Utah College of Nursing Annette Poulson Cumming Building located on 10 South 2000 East. Grief and the Holidays is an opportunity for individuals to come together and cope with the loss of a family member or friend while keeping the memory of that loved one alive during the difficult holiday season. This year’s theme is “Finding Warmth in the Winter.” The program’s featured speaker is a New York Times best-selling author and renowned speaker, Sean Covey with music by Julie Nelson. Details: From 7-8:30 in the University of Utah College of Nursing Annette Poulson Cumming Building. Grief and the Holidays is free and open to the public and includes refreshments following the program. Parking is available on the first level, north end, of the building. For a map and more information, call 801-585-9522.

Wednesday, November 11th

Real Women Run Fall Social: Join Real Women Run for a fall networking social to meet other women who are running for office, working on a campaign, or serving on a board or commission. Details: From 5:30-7:30 at the Market Street Grill Cottonwood (2985 East Cottonwood Parkway).

Thursday, November 12th

Screening of The Case Against 8: See the award-winning film about the case that started it all! On June 26, 2015, the United States became the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage. The road to this decision was long, and began with the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8 in California. Screening followed by an audience Q&A with Directors Cotner and White. Details: From 6-8:30 p.m. at the Broadway Theater (111 E. 300 S.).

Friday, November 13th

Feminist Research–Connections to Feminist Multicultural Practice & Social Justice Activism: What is Feminist Research?
How Does Feminist Research Relate to Counseling Practice?
How Does Feminist Research Relate to Social Justice
Details: Sue Morrow Ph.D, Professor Educational Psychology, Univeristy of Utah, will be presenting Friday from 5pm-7pm at The Rape Recovery Center (2035 South 1300 East, SLC, UT 84106).

Helping Transgender and Gender Diverse Students Succeed at School and at Home: Utah Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference: We invite you to join us for the annual School Psychology Awareness Week conference sponsored by the Utah Association of School Psychologists (UASP) on November 13, 2015. We are excited to have the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) President Todd A. Savage join us in Salt Lake City to present on Helping Transgender and Gender Diverse Students Succeed at School and at Home, as well as his 2015 theme for NASP, School Climate. We welcome school psychologists, counselors, educators, parents, and community organizations to attend in an effort to increase supports for students in Utah schools. Please visit the Utah Association of School Psychologists for registration and additional information.

Saturday, November 14th

7th Annual Genderevolution Conference: Genderevolution is the pinnacle event of Transgender Education and Awareness Month.
Scholarships are available in advance and at the doors. No one will be turned away.

The purpose of the GendeRevolution is to:

  • Foster community building among trans* folk and allies alike, to help create a strong and safe space to push gender boundaries in the Salt Lake City area.
  • Educate employees, cisgender/non-trans* folk, trans* folk, health and mental care providers, and allies about the myths and realities of gender.
  • Celebrate trans* identities in an inclusive, healthy and positive way.

We are proud to host a nationally renowned speaker for the conference. The speaker garners national recognition and will attract participants from all across Utah and surrounding states. Details: Checkout the conference schedule here, and remember that no one is turned away!

SheJumps Wilderness First Aid Certification Class: Come spend a couple days with like-minded, outdoor loving women and learn what you need, to be prepared in the wilderness. This course teaches the fundamentals of first aid in remote areas, covering topics from patient assessment and documentation to athletic injuries and altitude illness. The curriculum does not stop there! After the two days of instruction, participants will receive a WFA certification, valid for two years! So come play and be safe by preparing yourself with the information and skills necessary for the worst case scenario. Details: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Black Diamond (2092 3900 S). The class is $200.

Get Out The Funk! Breathe Utah’s 5th Annual Gala: Please join Breathe Utah as we celebrate five years of success! With help from supporters like you, Breathe Utah continues to improve our air quality through collaboration, policy and education. Details: Be proud to be a supporter of clean air and get FUNKY with us at the Gallivan Center, Saturday, November 14th from 6-10pm. Enjoy an evening of great food, drinks and dancing! Buy your tickets here. 

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