Weekly Feminist Happenings November 17th-23rd

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Tuesday, November 17th

UCCD World Affairs Lecture Series: Suzanne Massie – What We Don’t Know About Russia Today: Official Washington and media are gripped with a bad case Russophobia, locked in a forty year old stereotypes and policies of the old Cold War and determined to ignite a new one. We are led to believe that there is no diversity, independence or anything neither good nor original going on in Russia today. The truth is far more complex and we urgently need a broader prospective. Suzanne Massie’s lecture will address some of the important facts ignored about Russia and the Russian people today that we need to know about. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College.

Wednesday, November 18th

HEAL Utah Ninth Annual Fall Party: Join HEAL Utah for our Ninth Annual Fall Party! HEAL is excited to welcome writer, explorer and naturalist Gretel Ehrlich, who will discuss her 20 years of experience traveling by dogsled on the northwest coast of Greenland with subsistence Inuit hunters. Ms. Ehrlich will discuss Arctic culture and ecology, and the impact of climate change. HEAL will follow up Gretel’s talk with updates on our campaigns to reduce carbon emissions in Utah. Details: From 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the State Room (638 S State Street).

William M. Adler: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon: On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the execution of Joe Hill, join William M. Adler at the bookstore for a presentation on the legacy of Joe Hill. In his biography, Adler gives us the first full-scale biography of Joe Hill, and presents never before published documentary evidence that comes as close as one can to definitively exonerating him. Hill’s gripping tale is set against a brief but electrifying moment in American history, between the century’s turn and World War I, when the call for industrial unionism struck a deep chord among disenfranchised workers; when class warfare raged and capitalism was on the run. Hill was the union’s preeminent songwriter, and in death, he became organized labor’s most venerated martyr, celebrated by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, and immortalized in the ballad “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night.” Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, November 19th

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) will present a free screening of Andreas Johnsen’s 2013 documentary, “Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case,” Nov. 19, 2015. The documentary follows world-renowned Chinese artist/activist Weiwei, who after 81 days of solitary detention, is put under house arrest and met with an enormous lawsuit by the Chinese government. Visit utahmoca.org for information. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City).

Damn These Heels Year-round–Drag Becomes Him: The Utah Film Center will screen “Drag Becomes Him,” Nov. 19, 2015. This film provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of the internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinx Monsoon. The film follows the passionate pursuits that transformed a working-class boy in a struggling family to an illustrious performer on a global stage. Visit utahfilmcenter.org for information. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City).

Screening of Carvalhos Journey: I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center will present Carvalho’s Journey. This new documentary, by Steve Rivo, is the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking explorer and artist. Visit slcjcc.org for information. Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, November 21st

Sense/ability: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present the second installment of the SENSE/ABILITY tours, Nov. 21, 2015. This exhibit is tailored for children with sensory sensitivity in mind and will explore the mixed-media works of “Grandma’s Cupboard.” Details: Starts at 10 a.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). RSVP by email to Jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org.

Screening of Meet the Patels: The documentary “Meet the Patels,” in which siblings Geeta and Ravi Patel, first-generation Indian-Americans who go to India to look for love the traditional way. Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at the Park City Library Center (1255 Park Ave., Park City).

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