Weekly Feminist Happenings November 12th-18th

Teresa Sanderson as Eric | Photo credit Rick Pollock

Teresa Sanderson as Eric | Photo credit Rick Pollock

Tuesday, November 12th

Local Author Showcase – Patricia Russell, Susan Morrell And Ted Ottinger: The Local Author Showcase is a quarterly event featuring authors from the community to celebrate their hard work and talent. The following authors will read from and sign their books: Patricia Russell, “The Divorce Ceremony”; Susan Morrell, “The Pleasure of My Company”; and Ted Ottinger, “Nein, Juan Juan.” Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the King’s English Bookshop (1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City).

UCCD World Affairs Lecture with Ambassador John Campbell–Africa In Transition: Elections: he Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy will present the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series with Ambassador John Campbell and Ralph Bunche who will discuss Africa in Transition: Elections and Election-like Events. All lectures are free and open to the public. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Westminster College at the Vieve Gore Concert Hall (1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City).

Screening of Where the Soldiers Come From: Heather Courtney returns to her home town to talk to the teenagers who enlist in the military, the National Guard soldiers who look for roadside bombs in Afghanistan, and veterans at 23 who deal with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. Details: Starts at 6:30 at the Park City Library Center (1255 Park Ave., Park City).

Jewish Arts Festival Presented by Jewish Community Center at the IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center: his year’s Jewish Arts Festival features three screenings of the “Life in Stills,” winner of the Israeli Oscar for best documentary, with its companion photo exhibit, “Your Fortunate Eyes.” The photo exhibit will run Nov. 9-Dec. 22, 2013. Details: For more information visit the JCC website.

Wednesday, November 13th

Modern And Contemporary Women Artists: This educator workshop will highlight women artists in the UMFA’s collection and the temporary exhibition “Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” Materials will also highlight salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara and Martha Wilson: Staging the Self. This workshop is geared toward teachers in all disciplines and grade levels, and is free with no prior registration necessary. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City).

Eric(a) presented by the Good Company Theatre: Good Company Theatre will present Plan-B Theatre Company’s “Eric(A). Eric used to be Erica and this is the story of when he falls for a woman for the first time. Details: Two nights only! November 12th and 13th at the t Good Company Theatre (260 Historic 25th St., Ogden). For more information about this wonderful show, read the SLC Feminist review of the world premiere. 

Karen Francis-Begay Lecture: Westminster College will present a diversity lecture “Intersections of ‘Two Worlds’ in Higher Education” by Karen Francis-Begay. Francis-Begay is the special advisor to the President on Native American Affairs at the University of Arizona, and will discuss best practice strategies for supporting American Indian Students on their educational journeys.Details: Starts at 12 p.m. at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

In Transition FREE Film Screening and Community Activism Meet & Greet: “In Transition” is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

After the film screening, each campus/community partner will have a few minutes to present to the audience the organization’s mission statement and involvement opportunities and invite those interested to come connect immediately following the screening at a table in the student lounge for the meet-and-greet time. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the University of Utah in the Ray Olpin Union.

Thursday, November 14th

Veteran’s Art Show: In honor of Veterans Day 2013, the Kimball Art Center is partnering with the National Ability Center to launch the Veterans’ Art Show. This show runs from Oct. 16-Nov. 19, 2013 with a special Veterans celebration on Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit is a non-juried exhibition and sale showcasing the artwork of both emerging and established veteran artists alike. All veterans are invited to submit pieces in any medium to be displayed. Details: For more information visit the Kimball Art Center website.

Friday, November 15th

Getting Out: Westminster College will present “Getting Out” Nov. 14-16 and 21-23, 2013, on the Courage Theatre. This eloquent, moving and exceptionally well-written play simultaneously probes the haunting past and precarious present reality of a woman longing to start a new life after her release from prison. Details: To purchase tickets visit here.

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